close

IRS forms delayed indefinitely: Call 330-335-1294 and ask if your form can be printed on demand

Adult Summer Reading Book Reviews

I'll be Your Blue Sky

by Maria De Los Santos

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Carol Johnson of I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Maria de los Santos

I really liked this book. It has so much: family drama, mystery, love, friendship, courage, and history. The story revolves around two interesting women: Clare and Edith. One is young and about to be married and one is old and has lived her life. The two meet somewhat mysteriously and as the plot unfolds, the reader finds out how the women's stories are linked. The characters are well developed and I found it to be a page turner, especially mid-way through the book.

Nutshell

by Ian McEwan

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Aimee Shaffer of Nutshell by Ian McEwan

This book tells the story of a lover's triangle and it's murderous conclusion from the perspective of the unborn child of the novel's antagonist. When I first read the synopsis I was intrigued. However, after reading the first few pages I wasn't exactly sure this book was for me. I found myself skipping over certain sections as they seemed to go on and on and on. I did finish the book but was somewhat glad when it was over. If you're an Ian McEwan fan, then this book is probably for you, but I can't recommend it.

The Seventh Most Important Thing

by Shelley Pearsall

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Aimee Shaffer of The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

The Seventh Most Important Thing was given to me by my 12 year old daughter and I can't recommend it enough - for young and old alike. The book is about heartbreak and loss and redemption and moving on. It's heartfelt and sometimes so full of emotion that I wanted to cry. Arthur is a teen growing up in the early 60s who found himself in trouble after letting his anger get the best of him. An unusual twist in the courtroom allows his victim to become redemption.