It should come as no surprise that those of us who work at the Bentley Library are frequent borrowers from our popular reading and popular audiobook collections. I recently asked my co-workers to send me a quick blurb or two about their favorite books of the summer. Here are a few of their responses:
- from Amy Galante, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (audio book)
I adored the audio book version of Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book”. I always love listening to Gaiman read his works. When I read his books, I often hear his voice in my head. Looking for heavier Gaiman (literally, heavy books), then check out our recent acquisition of the four volume set, “The Absolute Sandman”. To complete your fill: follow Gaiman on Twitter http://twitter.com/neilhimself
- from Barbara Rayburg, Assistant Manager, Circulation Services
Intent to Kill by James Gippando
This is a murder mystery involving the Pawsox and lots of familiar territory in Boston. I greatly enjoyed it! The author writes about Boston evidently, as the one other book we have is also about Boston lawyers – Lying with Strangers – which I’m reading now. It is good too. I love reading about familiar territory.
- from Kim Morin, Reference Librarian
The Killing Way by Tony Hays is touted as “An Arthurian mystery” and it is. I heartily enjoyed this novel. In a rough way it reminded me of the Brother Cadfael Mysteries. The main character, Malgwyn, has much in common with Cadfael. If you liked the Ellis Peter’s stories you may want to give this one a try.
Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen
I loved it. Great collaboration of this mother and son team creates an interesting thriller. Most of the characters were over the top and unbelievable, but that didn’t stop the thread of an interesting story with lots of twists and turns.
- from Lisa Curtin, Reference Librarian
In the Woods by Tana French
This a great mystery novel centered around two crimes that took place twenty years apart but which have spooky similarities and may be interconnected. Set in a Dublin suburb, the author portrays the eerie side of the Irish countryside. The relationship between the main characters and the psychological suspense of the story kept me interested until the end.
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
This novel features a familiar locale (Burlington, VT), a unique concept, and interesting characters, but what I loved most about the story was the unexpected twist at the end. I was totally taken by surprise, despite the clues being there the entire time. This is a book that I will most likely read again – just to catch the things that I missed the first time through.
Duma Key by Stephen King
Another classic Stephen King thriller. I think this is one of his best ghastly tales. Nobody paints a picture like Uncle Stevie.
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