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Reader’s Lounge – August 2019

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
by Sy Montgomery
This book offers a natural-world exploration of animals and, in turn, ourselves. Montgomery utilizes her research of rare animals and their behaviors to draw correlations to human behaviors. This brilliant memoir discusses the meaning of being human, and how to better sympathize and recognize the world around you.

City of Girls
by Elizabeth Gilbert
This novel is a life story told in restrospect. Vivian tells the beautiful story of her life and readers are left grasping for more. The young Vivian drops out of college and is sent to her aunt in Manhattan to work in her not –so-known theatre. There, Vivian discovers a new way of life and meets a variety of people of all walks of life. She tells the tale of her mistakes and accomplishments, her loves and losses in the most entrancing way.

Summer of ’69
by Elin Hilderbrand
Truly eventful was the year of 1969, both for the nation and for the Levin family. In this down to earth novel, Hilderbrand introduces us to a family that experiences life-changing events all in one summer. Each child of the Levin family has grown up and developed agendas and lives of their own, except the youngest, Jessie, who still wishes to see her siblings together for a summer vacation to their grandma’s house. The Levin family grows and becomes stronger when going through this eventful summer.

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide
by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
In this dual-memoir, Kilgariff and Hardstark discuss their past in detail specifically about the developmental times and events. These ladies introduce topics about growth, mental health, and major social issues occurring right now, all while advocating for self-love and strength of becoming independent. Of course, they also discuss their love for true crime and how their obsession with it has affected them and society as well.

Heartless
by Marissa Meyer
Retelling of how the infamous Queen of Hearts became evil has never been written better. Meyer provides a background on the cruel Red Queen, and just how she became to be that way. We’re following a young Lady Cath in the world of Wonderland who wants to open a bakery and find love, rather than marry someone for political reasons. However, Cath is faced with many obstacles that have changed her life completely.

Suggestions brought to you by Gloria Tiller, owner of Kazoo Books. Kazoo Books features used and new titles. The staff is experienced & can help you with suggestions. Come visit them at 2413 Parkview. There is plenty of parking in the back.

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