We received over 150 submissions in our July summer reading raffle! Here are just some of the mini-reviews you left us on the ballots. Get some reading inspiration from your fellow library-goers below, and find most of them in the library’s online catalogue. Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed!
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
“A good-paced, easy-to-read and follow mystery. Great for summer!” – M.C
Saga: Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
“Lives up to the hype. Great artwork by Fiona Staples from Alberta.” – D.F.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover
“Such a cute book. I can’t believe this is her debut! It’s perfect. Has romance, but not to steamy.. lots of tragedy and drama. I know I’m biased because I love CoHo books so much but this one was just too cute and I loved the ending” – A.B.
Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson
“An absolute page-turner. If you enjoy a thriller, with a bit of history thrown in, this is for you.” – S.D.
The Summer of Sunshine by Susan Mallery
“Light, predictable but engaging book about fraternal twin women finding love in unusual places” – D.F.
The Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury
“Love story about 2 people who lost their parents in the Oklahoma City bombing” – J.V.
One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan
“A book about family and friendship. How important it is to trust and share your stories. My first time reading this author – won’t be the last!” – J.M.
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina MacDonald
“A good paced, easy-to-read and follow mystery. Great for summer!” – M.C.
In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green
“Its about a woman who stumbles upon a bungalow in the woods and the house quickly becomes her worst nightmare” – M.G
The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
“Family brought together by DNA ancestry kit. Beach house in Provincetown brings them together.” – M.M.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
“How to combat shame and feeling life we are “never enough”. Very inspiring self-help book!” – E.N.
Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
A wonderful book that gives you a glimpse of what its like to be a Muslim in today’s world, especially a visible Muslim woman. Also loved the way the love story played out. Had me craving to read more and more. I didn’t want it to end!” – A.H.
Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys
“A great summer read. An unexpected inheritance leads Eve to uncover family ties, end her marriage and become a different, stranger person.” – D.F.
The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston
“Good book. A bit of magic.” – P.B.
Cafe by the Sea by Laura Dave
“Wonderful story about the isles of Scotland.” – S.B.
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
“Wow! The ending was amazing! A girl goes missing. 12 years later she reappears… or does she?” – J.M
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
“Not her best book. Enjoyed the first half, but got a bit unrealistic toward the end.” – K.M
“A group of strangers went to a “luxury” retreat, but found out the woman running it is crazy and drugging them. It was very far-fetched” – M.H.
The Reality Bubble by Ziya Tong
“Best non-fiction I’ve read this year. Scary, educational, mind-boggling and totally fascinating. Loved it and learned such a lot!” – S.D.
Passionate Readers by Pernille Ripp
“One teacher’s story about teaching kids to read versus teaching kids to love reading.” – J.C.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
“Rothfuss creates a magical world, in-depth characters and riveting plot lines. Couldn’t put it down” – T.A.
I’ll Push You by Patrick Gray
“Loved this inspirational story of true friendship and life challenges.”
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
“Good story. Suspenseful” – P.B.
Under the Table by Janet Evanovich
“Funny, a good summer read.” – P.W.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
“This book encourages girls to believe they can change the world. Stop living in fear of being judged for who they are and embrace achieving their goals” – L.W.
The Runaway by Harlan Coben
“Suspenseful, intriguing, well written. A “can’t put it down.” – L.A.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
“Loved it! A little romance, a little history and a bunch of mystery!” – C.D.
At the Mountain’s Edge by Genevieve Graham
“Interesting read set in the Yukon during the Gold Rush” – M.F.
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
“A legal thriller that keeps you guessing!” – D.F.
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
“The ultimate book on all things yoga! A great place for me to start on my dream to be a yoga teacher.” – H.B.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
“Amazing and twisted story. Suspenseful from beginning to end.” – T.B.
Judas by Astrid Holleeder
“Astrid’s Brother Will was a famous criminal who made life unbearable for his family until Astrid got the courage to testify against him” – A.G.
Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir
“A new twist on the tragic life of Katherine of Aragon. Excellent insight into her persona.” – N.S.
Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words by Kimberly Harrington
“A fun and lighthearted novel about the trials and tribulations of motherhood and working in/outside the home.” – J.J.
The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath
“Too dark and disturbing for me. Wouldn’t want these people as friends.” – D.F.
Explorers of the Nile by Tim Teal
“A fascinating account of 19th century explorers such as Stanley and Livingtone, and the hardships they endured as they searched for the source of the Nile.” – A.S.