Book Reviews from the Summer Book League

The Summer Book League has been open for just two weeks and over 30 people have already joined! A total of 5081 pages read have been entered by all of the participants.
There is still plenty of time to join the Summer Book League. You can enter pages until August 16th!

Here are some of the books participants have been reading:

The_Girl_On_The_Train_(US_cover_2015)Amanda submitted this review of Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed. “It’s a wonderfully insightful book on the reality of the human experience. It will make you cry, laugh, and think about how you are walking through life.”

Wmotsin says of The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins, “An engaging story that details the melancholic journey of a woman struggling to make sense of an eventful and mysterious moment on the train. The poignant perspectives of each character’s dysfunctional behaviors and the honest exploration of how they affect their ability to thrive and their relationships with others adds depth to the novel as a commentary on modern social dynamics.”

Jruffing recommends A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh.
“An interesting book! The author writes about how urban architecture can influence crime – in particular, burglaries. The book presents cases spanning from 2,000 years ago to now and examines each part of the process of burglary from how burglars break-and-enter to how people have escaped from law enforcement. I was never bored by the subject and thought that the author did a good job of portraying burglars as those who can be very intelligent abusers of architecture, but also stupid jerks whocalp ruin lives. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone – even those who do not typically like non-fiction. The author does not get caught up in mundane details and the writing allows for a quick and enjoyable read.”

Ccook2 says, “I read The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate because it is a book we recommend our teachers use in their classes to bring literacy and science together. I found that it was an engaging book and would highly recommend it for both middle school teachers and 5th-9th grade students.”


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