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Adult Summer Reading Book Reviews

Into The Wild

by Jon Krakauer

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Lindsey Millan of Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

3/5 stars. Very interesting real-life tale. Found myself waffling between sympathy and annoyance with McCandless. Obviously a very smart young man who met a sad ending chasing his passion.

The Glorious Appearing

by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Aimee Shaffer of The Glorious Appearing by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins

This book is the last in the "Left Behind" series and chronicles the adventures of the Tribulation Force upon Christ's return to earth. I thoroughly enjoyed each book in this series, including this one; however, it is probably my least favorite. There is quite a bit of scripture quoted and not a lot of dialogue or narrative. And while I would recommend reading the book, I would caution that the reader needs to be prepared for it not being on par with the other books in the series. That said, I am anxious to read the sequel.

The Summer I Met Jack

by Michelle Gable

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Carol Johnson of The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

Alicia Corning-Clark is a Polish immigrant who comes to the United States as a displaced person after WWII. She first settles in Oklahoma but then moves to Massachusetts and meets John F. Kennedy while working at a movie theater. She works at the Kennedy compound for one summer; they fall in love and become engaged. Joe Kennedy does not let Jack marry Alicia when he learns she is Jewish. The book follows Alicia's life after the failed engagement, including her marriages, divorces, and alleged birth of a daughter by Kennedy.