Category Archives: Book Review

“The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum

"The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum

“The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum

Here’s a Book Review from the recently ended Adult Summer Reading Program. Have you read this title? If so, what did you think?

Title/Author: “The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum

Genre: Spy thriller

Rating: 3 out of 5

WV Reader Review: It’s not a thought-provoking or life-changing read, but it is certainly a fun one. The book also differs so extremely from the movie that it will leave fans of the movie clueless as to how it’s going to end. Good writing, good character development, fun twists, and manageable chapter lengths make this one worthy of a recommendation to my friends.

“Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

"Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper

“Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

Here’s a Book Review from the recently ended Adult Summer Reading Program. Have you read this title? If so, what did you think?

Title/Author: “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: This was recommended to me & I definitely recommend it. It’s a Young Adult read, but every parent and teacher should also read. It’s very insightful and thought-provoking and full of emotions. I’d say if you are the type to shed a tear at movies you may be so inclined as you read this touching story as well. Melody is 11 years old and teachers and doctors don’t think she’s capable of learning, but boy are they wrong – just because she can’t talk doesn’t mean she can’t think! It’s a powerful story. Read it – you won’t be sorry! It’s wonderful! A QUICK & MEMORABLE READ!!

[All text as written on the Book Review form.]

“Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Inferno" by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title/Author: “Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: Oh, Nick gets into so much trouble in this latest adventure. His quick wit and unfailing sarcasm may not be enough to save him with Death as his new teacher and his girlfriend is under orders to kill him. And that’s only the beginning . . . This series is just fun, full of adventure and the unexpected. I never know what will happen next.

“One Day” by David Nicholls

"One Day" by David Nicholls

“One Day” by David Nicholls

Title/Author: “One Day” by David Nicholls

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: I read this after seeing and loving the movie. The book was even better. It was impossible to put down as you read about one day each year that followed two friends: Emma and Dexter. It was a great book and I recommend this to fans of The Notebook.

“The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

"The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

“The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

Title/Author: “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: This was an incredible book that truly tugged at your heart strings and pulled you into the lives of the characters. It’s a quick read and a great book for discussion – there are a lot of emotions at play here – who’s right? Who’s to blame? Who’s more at fault? etc. If you tend to get drawn in like I do you may shed a few tears. There were a couple words used that I don’t feel the author needed to use, but it’s a fun read and takes you off to Australia – yeah! Enjoy!

“A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

"A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Title/Author: “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4 out of 5

WV Reader Review: I picked up this book after seeing the 2012 movie John Carter. I thought the movie had an interesting premise, especially since the novel is an early instance of science fiction – published in 1917. The novel was a fun adventure, with heroic and gentlemanly John Carter as the main character, and the independent, strong, exotic Dejah Thoris – a princess of Mars.

I would recommend this to anybody looking to be swept 35 million miles away on an adventure.

“A Matter of Class” by Mary Balogh

One of our first reader reviews for the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program! Turn in your own book review (forms available on the display in front of the Circulation Desk or download online here) and get entered into our Grand Prize Drawing.

"A Matter of Class" by Mary Balogh

“A Matter of Class” by Mary Balogh

Title/Author: “A Matter of Class” by Mary Balogh

Genre: Historical Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: I really enjoyed this novel set in Regency England. It was a fun and quick read that ends with a surprising twist that makes the book.