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Harry potter and sorcerer's stone

by:J.K. Rowling

Recommended by:

Samantha

Ages: for middle grades and older     

 

Genre: Fantasy

Recommendation:

 

This is my favorite book! Well the whole series is. It has everything you could want.

Rating: 5/5

The Iron King

by:Julie Kagawa

Recommended by:

Michaela

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: Fantasy

Recommendation:

 

The Iron King is one of my all time favorite series. There are 4 full books in the series and 3 small half-books. It's a combination of the real world meets "what if A Midsummer Night's Dream" was a real thing. So there are two different worlds and it's about the main characters journey between them and juggling her new life. Not to mention throwing a little war, romance, and betrayal into the mix makes for a real page turner. I've read the whole series through and through twice and am working on a third.

Rating: 5/5

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A Discovery of Witches

by:Deborah Harkness

Recommended by:

Michaela

Ages: Adults

 

Genre: Fantasy

Recommendation:

 

A Discovery of Witches is one of the best reads I could have ever asked for. It is book 1 in an on-going series that currently has a total of 4 books. It's a story of a witch and her journey of discovering her powers and a vampire that just can't seem to leave her alone. It's phenomenal, with magic, suspense, romance, and it truly has you on the edge of your seat. Not to mention, I cried a time or two and that really constitutes a good book in my opinion.

Rating: 5/5

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Seeking Allah, Finding JESUS

by:nABEEL oURESHI

Recommended by:robert

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: Non Fiction

Recommendation:

 

Can I just say, "Wow!" Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus takes you through the intimate journey of a former Muslim and how he came to faith. No matter what you believe, this will get you thinking. I highly recommend!

Rating: 5/5

The Horse and His Boy

by:C.S. Lewis

Recommended by:Dara

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: general fiction

Recommendation:

 

Audrey is reading aloud to me and others who might listen. Right now it’s the Narnia series, and I love them all, but this book is especially meaningful to me right now. Written for children, but deep and rich for adults.

Rating: 5/5

Chop, Chop Series

by:L.N. Cronk

Recommended by:

Monica

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: general fiction

Recommendation:

 

Once I started reading, I could not stop. I had to read every book in the series as quickly as possible.

Rating: 5/5

Hello, Crabby by: Jonathan Fenske

Recommended by: Adelaide

Ages: for young children and older     

 

Genre: kid's fiction

Recommendation:

 

Recommendation: I like how this book is funny. People should read it because it’s funny.

Rating: 5/5

Recommended by:Mackenzie

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by:Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: general fiction

Recommendation:

 

I really liked this book because it was a challenge to read and made you think. It also brings you back in history to realize how badly slaves were treated.

Rating: 5/5

Recommended

by: Audrey

The Golden Compass

by: Philip Pullman

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: Fantasy

Recommendation:

 

Recommendation: An exiting storyline, partly difficult to grasp the concepts, but incredible when you do. Real suspenseful moments that make you want to read faster to absorb every detail. (Part of the ‘Northern Lights’ series)

Rating: 5/5

Into the Wild

by: Erin Hunter

Recommended

by: Audrey

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: General Fiction

Recommendation:

 

I recommend this book because of its marvelous descriptions and ability to draw in the reader with puzzling scenarios and exiting characters

Rating: 5/5

Loki's Wolves

by:K.L Armstrong and M.A. Marr

Recommended

by: Audrey

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: Fantasy

Recommendation:

 

Perfect suspenseful fantasy adventure with highs and lows. There are two more books in the series named: Thor’s Serpents & Odin’s Ravens. It tugs at your heart and is admittedly dark in some places but over all it’s a great read!!

Rating: 5/5

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

by:Rhett & Link

Recommended

by: Audrey

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: Horror

Recommendation:

 

The lost causes of bleak creek might be for older teens due to its plot, language, and overall the events that take place. But this book manages to pin the details of a small country town with precise detail while adding shocking elements and even up till the end it will continue to surprise you.

Rating: 5/5

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Where She Fell

By: Kaitlin Ward

Recommended

by: Monica

Ages: for middle grades and older     

 

Genre: General Fiction

Recommendation:

 

Good book that keeps you guessing! It was very interesting to see the adaptations that occurred from something so unexpected.

Rating: 4/5

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

By: Trenton Lee Stewart

Recommended

by: Audrey

Ages: for middle grades and older     

 

Genre: Kid's Fiction

Recommendation:

 

This book is, as it’s title suggests, mysterious and fun. it’s filled with puzzles and turns that thrill the reader.

Rating: 5/5

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Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

By: Deron R. Hicks

Recommended

by: Monica

Ages: for middle grades and older     

 

Genre: Mystery

Recommendation:

 

This was a great, easy, clean read! I cannot wait to read the next book.

Rating: 5/5

The Giver of Stars

By:Jojo Moyes

Recommended

by:Alicia

Ages: for adults      Genre: general fiction

Recommendation:

 

This book is great for book lovers! Meet the women that make up the Packhorse Librarians who deliver books in rural Kentucky in Depression-era times. It has romance, adventure, and well-developed characters. Wonderful read.

Rating: 4/5

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Start With Why

By:Simon Sinek

Recommended

by: Robert

Ages: for adults and teens     

Genre: other

Recommendation:

 

Start With Why takes the reader on a journey through critically thinking through the "why" of a corporate or organizational structure and how to funnel it through the "golden circle." I would recommend this for any leader, no matter the organization. It has given me much to think about.

Rating: 5/5

The Memory of Earth

by:Orson Scott Card

Recommended by:Robert

Ages: for teens and older     

 

Genre: science fiction

Recommendation:

 

First, I want to say that I have yet to read anything by Orson Scott Card that I didn’t like. That being said, I really enjoyed The Memory of Earth. It takes the reader through the dystopian world of Harmony forty million years after the destruction of Earth and follows a family as they wrestle with their own moral issues and the revelations given by the “Oversoul” (an artificial intelligent life form built to give guidance to  the new planet and eventually help bring humans back to Earth). Scott Card uses the four brothers of the main plot line to explore how greed, hubris, sincerity, and determination all influence family and social standing. It is through great sacrifice that the family unit has to decide whether to follow the Oversoul’s guidance or rip their separate, individual families apart for their own agendas.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 rating because, unlike other Orson Scott Card books I’ve read, The Memory of Earth’s ending seems rushed as it quickly sets up the other books in the series and does not really give a satisfying conclusion to an otherwise great read.

Rating: 4/5