Deb recently read a couple of books that she suggests to readers who like to experience history while reading about people who are on a journey of faith. Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers Rivers is a favorite author of mine and she does not disappoint with this tale about a woman named Marta who […]
A review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo I would have sworn I was listening to a novel as I followed the saga of Abdul, a “trash-picker”, and his neighbors–all of whom live in Annawadi, a slum that sits right next to the airport in Mumbai, […]
The library’s “secret” books, you won’t want to pass up these titles. From historical to suspense, even romantic, you’ll die to know what secret will be revealed next.
Trying a new author is like a first date. There’s some risk involved. We recommend these authors with the faith that you’ll find their stories well-written and interesting. Select from the list and take home something new to enjoy tonight.
All Booked Up host Kathy does what she does best, tells us about a new, wonderful book to read. This week it’s The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. The Invisible Bridge tells the story of three brothers from a Jewish family. This work of historical fiction is set in Hungary and in Paris in the […]
Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. See if your review got featured.
Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. With 5 weeks left in Summer Reading, your review could get featured. Keep reading and reviewing via summerfest.tscpl.org. […]
Recently I’ve been on the hunt for something that confirms my belief that art is important. But I didn’t want anything too long, heavy or academic. And it had to fit in the book holder on my treadmill at the gym.
Salem Brownstone A graphic novel by John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh Salem Brownstone is satisfied with his life as the owner of a laudromat, yet he yearns for something else. Then he learns of his estranged father’s death, and the inheritance left to him: an old house and everything inside. There, Salem meets Cassandra, a […]
Divergent by Veronica Roth Beatrice has a gut-wrenching decision to make. At sixteen, she must choose which faction of her dystopian society she will join for the rest of her life. She has always lived in the Abnegation sector where everyone puts the needs of others ahead of their own. And while she loves the […]
A time traveling gene runs in Gwen’s family, pulling the gene carrier uncontrollably into the past sometime during their sixteenth year. Everyone expects Gwen’s cousin Charlotte to become the time traveler, so Gwen is shocked when she is the one that feels the warning symptoms of time travelling at age sixteen instead of her cousin.