Saturday, September 29, 2012

September Reads

Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen (#4 in the Her Royal Spyness series). Cute! Cozy historical mystery set in 1930s England.

Recommended to: cozy mystery lovers, historical fiction lovers, anyone interested in royalty, teens, adults
North of Nowhere by Steve Hamilton (#4 in the Alex McKnight series).  Set in Michigan’s upper peninsula. A bit violent, but good story line in a familiar setting.

Recommended to: Michigan residents, men, thrill seekers
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Everyone needs to read this book. EVERYONE. I’m exactly this kind of introvert: not shy, but definitely introspective. I can deliver an engaging presentation to a room of 300 people (and have!), but running a meeting of 5 or 10 people is absolutely torturous.

Recommended to: EVERYONE!
Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David Randall.  I browsed through this book, but didn’t read the whole thing.  I’m a fairly regular sleepwalker, as is the author of this book.  We’re not freaks, we’re…ok, we’re freaks. Fascinating reading, though!

Recommended to: sleep walkers, those who don't understand sleepwalkers, those who live with sleep walkers, non-fiction lovers who want "something interesting."
Little Children by Tom Perrotta.  I listened to this book on audio.  It was good in a disturbing way. A pedophile, adulterers, annoying toddlers; they all make for a compelling story, at least.

Recommended to: working women, stay-at-home moms, stay-at-home dads, all kinds of parents, fans of Jodi Picoult.
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr.  This is an angsty teen fiction novel about a girl who’s father died and her mother sets up an open adoption for a new baby.  The mother of said baby enters their lives, and her own story is interesting too.  This was also an audio selection this month.

Recommended to: Older teens, kids who have lost a parent, teen parents

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