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message 1: by New Providence (last edited Aug 08, 2018 12:32PM) (new)

New Providence (npml) | 302 comments Mod
Thanks for coming to the library's Summer Reading Party last night! It was an enjoyable evening talking books with our Adult Summer Reading participants. Here are the books that we talked about reading (or wanting to read). Click a book cover for details.

Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein Fear Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward Circe by Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Love Anthony by Lisa Genova Left Neglected by Lisa Genova Every Note Played by Lisa Genova The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Beautiful Days Stories by Joyce Carol Oates The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald The Taster by V.S. Alexander The Invention of Nature Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf The Unexpected Truth About Animals A Menagerie of the Misunderstood by Lucy Cooke Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 10% Happier How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body - Signed / Autographed Copy by Roxane Gay The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran

Judy: Educated
Karen: From the Corner of the Oval
Sangeeta: Fear
Marilyn: Circe, The Song of Achilles
Betty: The Burning Maze. But start with The Lightning Thief
Karen: The Little Stranger, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Judy: Nine Women, One Dress
Karen: Before We Were Yours
Marilyn: Love Anthony, Left Neglected, Every Note Played
Sangeeta: The Orphan's Tale, We Were the Lucky Ones, Killers of the Flower Moon
Cathy: Beautiful Days: stories by Joyce Carol Oates
Ellen: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Helene: The Taster
Sangeeta: The Invention of Nature, The Unexpected Truth About Animals, Born a Crime, 10% Happier, Hunger, Radium Girls
Lisa: Madame Tussaud

Please comment below I left any titles out, or if you'd like to add to the list. Happy summer, and enjoy your Random House books! And congratulations to the winner of this summer's grand prize, a gift certificate to NP Fuel!


message 2: by Judy (new)

Judy | 28 comments Thank you Ellen for putting the event together and sending this great list of books.


message 3: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 143 comments Thanks, Ellen. I enjoyed the event and thanks for posting the titles.


message 4: by Helene (last edited Aug 02, 2018 11:24AM) (new)

Helene Langezaal | 31 comments New Providence wrote: "Thanks for coming to the library's Summer Reading Party last night! It was an enjoyable evening talking books with our Adult Summer Reading participants. Here are the books that we talked about rea..."

Thank you Ellen for organizing this fun evening and the beautiful books I got to take home.
Here is another book for your list: 'The Taster' by V.S. Alexander


message 5: by Sangeeta (new)

Sangeeta | 156 comments hi
thanks for the party and putting the list together Ellen and Lisa and for the take home book and gift !

these were "good reads " too:

the invention of nature by andrea wulf
the truth about animals by lucy cooke
born a crime by trevor noah
10% happier by dan harris
hunger by roxane gay
radium girls kate moore


message 6: by New Providence (new)

New Providence (npml) | 302 comments Mod
We'll be talking about Hunger on 9/25 @ 7:30 so please stop by. I am still reading Madame Tussaud, my summer historical fiction escapist book. Enjoyable although since it's about Marie Antoinette and the whole Versailles gang, we know it will not end well. Looking forward to getting back to non-fiction shortly.


message 7: by Sangeeta (last edited Aug 08, 2018 11:50AM) (new)

Sangeeta | 156 comments for those of you who read and loved "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

FYI, Neftlix premiere of the (made for Netflix) move with Lily James this friday !! :-D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP9eD...


message 8: by Sangeeta (new)

Sangeeta | 156 comments i look forward to the sept 25 book club discussion of "Hunger ! "

very powerful book.


message 9: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 143 comments Sangeeta:
I'm looking forward to watching "Guernsey...." later!

Who is the author of "Hunger" and what is it about? Where are you discussing it? Sounds like you liked the book....


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Sangeeta | 156 comments Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body - Signed / Autographed Copy by Roxane Gay

Tuesday Sept 25 7:30 pm at the New Providence Library

it's a tuesday evening (non-fiction group that Lisa started last year)



by Roxane Gay (Goodreads Author)
4.22 · Rating details · 39,563 Ratings · 5,572 Reviews


From Roxane Gay, the bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”

In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her own past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.


message 11: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 143 comments Thanks for the info.


message 12: by Helene (new)

Helene Langezaal | 31 comments This sounds like a really interesting book. It is going on my 'to read' list, even though I might not make it to the book club.


message 13: by Sangeeta (new)

Sangeeta | 156 comments it was very moving. i listened to it, and it was narrated by the author, which made it particularly so.


message 14: by Karen (new)

Karen Thornton (karenstaffordthornton) | 65 comments Ermagherd everyone! I’m kind of freaking out!

http://morristownbooks.org/2018-authors/


message 15: by Sangeeta (new)

Sangeeta | 156 comments Yes ! I went the past few years.


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