The 2018 Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo Challenge is complete and the book reviews are in! See what participants thought about The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo, I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron, and Circe by Madeline Miller below. Sound like something you’d like to read? Click on the book cover to reserve your copy!
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo (5 stars – LOVED IT!)
A book about love between two people that was so strong it never ended no matter where life took them. I couldn’t put this book down and completely connected with the characters and emotions. If you believe in fate you will love this story. It will pull at your heart strings! – Jennifer C.
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron (5 stars – LOVED IT!)
A series of essays written by the late Nora Ephron. The author shares her true and hilarious feelings on such subjects as growing older and the burden of femininity such as carrying purses and maintaining one’s looks. I found it “laugh out loud” funny. It is the perfect read for a relaxing day and every reader will relate and recommend to a friend. – Candy P.
Circe by Madeline Miller (4.5 stars – REALLY LIKED/LOVED IT!)
I absolutely loved this book. Miller takes the well-known stories from Greek mythology and puts a new spin to them. The novel has many characteristics of Greek mythology – magic, bloodshed, betrayal, family drama – but also includes a re-telling of the often overlooked and villianized Circe. Miller’s Circe is complex and powerful. While the goddess is certainly not portrayed as perfect, Circe is characterized as kind, empathetic and most of all, reflective. She experiences adventures on the level of epics, but she also deals with very human experiences like motherhood. It is in these perhaps smaller, but moving, moments that I fell in love with her story and her life. This book was my favorite novel I’ve read this year and I would definitely recommend it to others. – Adult Summer Reading Participant
Until next summer, Happy Reading!