Friday, July 31, 2015

Wild



Title
Wild
Author
Cheryl Strayed
Call Number
PS3619.T744 Z46 2013
Location
2nd FL Humanities Library Books
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
This book of a young woman on a solo journey on the Pacific Crest Trail during a crossroads in her life will draw you in and take you by the hand to join our heroine in this nicely-paced expedition. The transformation unfolds with each trail encounter and a cast of characters you will fear, like and even love.
Submitted By
Sheri Ledbetter
Department or Major
SMC
Status
Staff

Are You My Mother?



Title
Are You My Mother?
Author
Alison Bechdel
Call Number
PN6727.B3757
Location
1st Floor Graphic Novel
Rating
Somewhat Recommended
Book Review
In contrast to her previous book, in which she spends a great deal of time drawing parallels between herself and her father, Bechdel’s memoir about her mother is disengaged and distant. It’s an analytical examination of their differences and a search for the exact moment when the invisible “gap” opened between them. People who enjoy reading psychology cases and therapist notes will find this interesting, while those expecting something personal will probably find it too dry and academic.
Submitted By
Shaina Phillips
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Perks of Being a Wallflower



Title
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author
Stephen Chbosky
Call Number
PS3553.H3469 P47 2012  
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
A coming of age story for all ages, this book follows Charlie, a sensitive and intelligent young man traversing the treacherous waters of high school.  In essence, Charlie's story is about individual moments and being as alive as possible in each moment--from the highest highs of first love to the lowest lows of loss and family tragedy.  Beautifully and honestly written.  
Submitted By
Ashley Bloomfield
Department or Major
Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library
Status
Staff