Thanks to those who attended the inaugural Novel Ideas Book Group on January 27! We had a great time chatting about titles and authors we have read, including:
Tim Gun: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating and Making It Work! by Tim Gunn 371.102 GUN
Tim Gunn, America’s favorite reality TV cohost, takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses his own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist’s office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter ends with a “life assignment, ” where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you’ve learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations. Extra fun in audio as it is read by the author!
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (FIC GRISHAM)
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar and a small fridge. He believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one.
The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American’s Epic Journey to Win the Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel Brown 797.123 BRO
Daniel James Brown’s book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
*patron particularly enjoyed the YA version (J 797.123 BRO), which is a bit shorter and has more pictures!
Girl At War by Sara Novic (FIC NOVIC)
Although the primary setting of this debut novel is Croatia’s 1991 civil war, the fact that the narrator, Ana, is a 10-year-old girl gives it an entirely different feel. Later, as Ana escapes to America and grows up, her tangled feelings about the war and the meaning of things such as family, friendship, loyalty, and where she will ever feel truly “home” make it an insightful and absorbing read.
Novel Ideas will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month from 10:00-11:15 a.m. Please drop in and discover your next great read!
2016 Novel Ideas Meeting Dates:
- March 23
- May 25
- July 27
- September 28