Reading Outside

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Picks

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What should you read next? These are some of the items we've been enjoying. Perhaps you'd like to give one a try! We add new picks every week.

August Reads

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The Act of Sewing

by Sonya Philip

Darcie says, "If you are interested at all in sewing your own clothes, this book is a great place to start! Basic patterns are included (trace, then cut) along with ways to modify the simple pieces to make them truly your own. I highly recommend this book!"

July Reads

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Hour of the Witch

by Chris Bohjalian

Darcie says, "Wow! It's not often I say the words 'Puritan historical fiction thriller' together in a sentence...but Hour of the Witch is all of those things. Mary Deerfield is young, beautiful, smart, and from a good family in 1663 Boston, but she happens to be married to a brutish older widower. What could go wrong?

I listened to this through the Libby app and am glad I did - the dialogue would have been hard to read (lots of thee, thou, dost, etc.) but listening to the story unfold was gripping!

June Reads

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The Unkindness of Ravens

by M.E. Hilliard

Nancy, our Queen of Mysteries says, "A good mystery, set in a library, in a small quaint town, all my favorite elements to make a great story!  This is the first in the Greer Hogan Mystery series and I'm already looking forward to the next.  I did not figure out who had done it till the end, another important element!"