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Book Bites Book Club: Start of Season Party

Posted Dec 2, 2013 Posted by Be the first to comment

swirly booksWhat are the best books you’ve read this year? Want to hear what others have been reading? Come to the Book Bites Book Club Start of Season Party and share your adventures in reading. Scifi, mystery, espionage, literary, romance — it doesn’t matter what you’re reading, we want to hear about it!

What has your local library staff read and loved this year? Here are the responses from a (very last-minute!) email:

Allison: The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa  – The beautiful, descriptive writing is what kept me enthralled during this sad tale of a good boy in love with a bad girl. I enjoyed every second of it.


Patricia: I loved Whale Talk By Chris Crutcher. It’s about a high school student T.J. Hones who is an adopted Asian-African-European-American who decides to create a swim team with the school outcast. this book had me laugh and crying. It is a YA fiction.

The other is the graphic novel Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer and Joss Whedon. This graphic novel is not like your normal Super Hero comic. The Hero doesn’t win and doesn’t get the girl. Someone on the team is killing the JLA loved ones and they can’t figure out who it is. As the mystery continues hidden secrets about the team rise to surface and has the JLA members at each others throats.
And here’s mine (Nan’s):  Fiction: Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant — Completely enthralling historical fiction about those fascinating Borgias, even more interesting than the TV show.

Nonfiction: Lost Girls by Robert Kolker — Even if you’re not a true crime fan, check out this heartbreaking book about the lives of young women from dead-end East Coast towns who turned to online prostitution (meeting johns via Craigslist, mostly) — and whose bodies were later found on Long Island. Especially impressive since these crimes remain unsolved … but the focus is really on the women and their lives more than the crimes and the criminal.


You do not need to have a Monroe County Library card to attend. Questions? Ask Kristina in Circulation or email neihouse-kris@monroecounty-fl.gov.


Dec 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM

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