Monday, July 30, 2018

Annie recommends "Veggie Garden Remix"

Both this book and “Grow something different to eat” by Matthew Biggs are full of interesting ideas to shake up your traditional vegetable garden.  It’s too late for this summer, but over the winter you can plan your new garden.  If you’re tired of the same old tomatoes, peppers & zucchini, try hosta shoots, ground cherries or kiwiberries.  Maybe you’ll find a new favorite!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Kathy recommends "A Gathering of Old Men"

This is definitely a picture of race relations in the South. Full of many quirky characters who stick together when they are called upon to stand up for one of their own.  You can get bogged down in the dialog at times. But despite that I found this a very entertaining read.

Recommended age range: Adult

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jeannie recommends "Bob"

By Wendy Mass
A touching story of friendship. This is a juvenile fiction book, but as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would be great to read with your kids!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Anne recommends "Half of a Yellow Sun"

Filled with characters that you truly care about, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel is set in the 1960’s before and during the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War.  The author paints for us a vivid picture of real life in Nigeria during this tragic time by putting us into the everyday lives of a select group of relatable characters.  We follow such diverse people as a college professor, a wealthy businesswoman, a writer, and a houseboy, and we see how one by one they get pulled into the inevitable effects of war. Informative, but above all, deeply moving, Half of a Yellow Sun will stay with you for a long time.

This title is recommended for adults.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Meghan recommends "The Woman in the Window"

Anna Fox spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies, and spying on her neighbors. But when she sees something she shouldn't, Anna's world begins to crumble.”

This hot winter read has been hot all summer too! If you’re a fan of twisty thrillers, unreliable narrators, and perfect families that aren’t so perfect after all, then this book is for you. Read it, then join us at Bar Louie on Monday, August 20 at 7pm to discuss The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn.