Murder in Baker Street :New Tales of Sherlock Holmes by Stashow & Lellenberg (eds.)

A Satisfying collection of Homes stories after the original style. (by Sara Schepis)

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The Leavers by Lisa Ko

This was one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.  Lisa Ko has written a story that is timely and relevant and packs an emotional punch!  Highly recommended!

 

 

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Weekends at Bellevue by Julie Holland

Very disappointed. I wanted really juicy crazy stories — didn’t get them.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

I had only seen the movie. Loved the audiobook! Jim Dale is an excellent narrator. I am falling in love with the characters all over again. 

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I never saw the movie in its entirety, so the parts of the story I didn’t know were very enjoyable.

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Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Looking for a thriller to read this summer? Read Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips. This books brings a parent’s worst nightmare to life when two shooters take over a zoo. This book was a page turner that kept me up so I could find out what happened to a mother and her young son trapped inside the zoo as terror takes hold. (by Patty Sussmann)

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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

For lovers of Kline’s Orphan Train, Wingate has written a story based on fact about the Tennessee Home for Children and their wicked ways. It’s slowly climbing up the New York Times Bestsellers List and would make a good book club read. (by Patty Sussmann)

 

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