What We're Reading

Book Reviews by the staff of the Mendocino County Library

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yikes, Book Club meets next week

Our book for February is Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down--a hilarious look at depression, despair and redemption.
We meet on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 pm. Please join us.

Friday, December 27, 2013

January 15th at 6:30 pm is the next Ukiah Library Book Club Meeting.

We are reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 

 “an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.”  

Order your copy through the Library Catalog and join us for a lively discussion.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh

Ukiah Library Book Club is reading Faith: A Novel, by Jennifer Haigh.

Our next gathering is in the library, 104 N Main St. on Wednesday, November20th at 6:30 pm.  Please join us.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ukiah Library Book Club

Ukiah Library's Book Club meets next on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30 pm. Our book choice is The Oracle of Stamboul, by Michael David Lukas.

"What's delicious (and indeed Turkishly delightful) about this book is its sumptuous setting. It makes those of us who have been to Istanbul want to go back, and those who haven't wish once again to go." (Reviewed by Tess Taylor (http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com).

Pick up your copy in the Ukiah Library and join us on the 16th.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ukiah Library Book Club

For our September meeting we are reading Andrea Camilleri's mystery, The Age of Doubt.  
Camilleri's mysteries are the basis of the Inspector Montalbano TV series.

Order your copy of The Age of Doubt from the catalog and join us for a lively discussion on Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Where you can find more reviews, library/book humor, and infographics

We've an active presence on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/Mendocino.County.Library

on Pinterest --  http://pinterest.com/ukiahlibrary/boards/ 

and on Goodreads --http://www.goodreads.com/MendocinoCountyLibrary

We'd love to share more good books and library events with you and hear about the awesome books you've discovered.

For example, I just posted a comment about Dick and Jane and Vampires on Pinterest. It's silly, I know, but when I first saw the cover, I thought, "Finally, those kids are going to get it. Hopefully, Spot goes down too." Bad thoughts, but hey, I HATED those readers when I was a kid. I wanted to read REAL books.

Books we've read and listed on Goodreads recently include M.J. McGraths' White Heat and Jodi Picoult's The Storyteller.
 So--link up with us. 

posted by Anne Shirako

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The latest adult novel from Neil Gaiman--a fantastical piece featuring a 7 year old boy who stumbles into a magical and incredibly dangerous reality, where no one is as they seem. I have no idea what this book "means," but I REALLY like it. Tender, intriguing, mystifying, and horrifying all in one shortish story. Check it out.

Briefly reviewed by Anne Shirako, Reference Librarian, Ukiah Branch