The Little French Bistro, Nina George, Penguin Random, June 13 2017 George had a huge hit with The Little Paris Bookshop and she is back with another good read for this summer with The Little French Bistro. This time the setting is the coast of Brittany, where our heroine, Marianne, finds herself when she escapes… Continue reading Two great new sequels
The Alice Network, Kate Quinn, William Morton, out June 2017. A Paperback Original Do I like this book? Do I need air to breathe?! I really enjoyed this fine historical fiction, which I think will appeal to anyone who loved The Nightingale. The time-period covered in the novel, is World War I and the years… Continue reading For fans of The Nightingale–out today!
If you’re looking for more ideas for great books for your kids to read this summer, check out our website, http://www.thebookies.com Click on the ‘Summer Reading’ tab on the top of our home page and you’ll find lists, set up by grade level, suggesting some of the best new books (in both paperback and hard… Continue reading Summer Reading
One of Us is Lying, Karen McManus, Delacorte, out May 30th An interesting YA book about manipulation. Five teens and one teacher are in detention when one boy dies and it’s quickly established that it’s murder. Everyone protests their innocence, but somebody killed him and everyone on that room has a secret that the victim… Continue reading Murder and Lies
The Stars Are Fire, Anita Shreve, Knopf, out now Another great read from a reliable writer. In 1947, Grace lives on the Maine coast with her husband and two young children. She is trapped in her life, pregnant with her third and unhappy in her marriage. After a long dry summer, the Maine coast is… Continue reading Fire fighting
The Boy on The Bridge, Mike Cary, Orbit, out May 23rd, 2017 I’ll admit upfront to being a little sick of zombie novels, but there’s always an exception. This is the one! The Boy on The Bridge a prequel to the events in The Girl with all the Gifts, and is set in a future… Continue reading Two Exciting Reasons to Look Forward to May 23rd!
Revenge of the Star Survivors, Michael Merschel, Holiday House When eighth grader Clark Sherman moves to a new school, his school records are lost en route. Placed in the wrong classes, he decides to treat the school as a new planet where he meets strange beings. Great humor and also a sensitive treatment of bullying,… Continue reading April Roundup: Reviews for All Ages