Who Thought this was a good idea? and other questions you show have answers to when you work in the white house by Alyssa Mastromonacoy

Find in catalogThis was such a fun book; a wonderful story that shows a unique and important perspective of this inside workings of the day to day life running a nation. I love her real down to earth nature, how honest and frank she was handling the real ups and downs of trying to figure out the most crazy schedule and events in the world. It’s a great insider perspective from a job that one usually doesn’t think of until one meets somebody with the unknown yet important job or there suddenly there isn’t that person holding the ship together.

All the Single Ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister

Find in catalogThis is such a great informational read. I learned more than I ever thought there was to know about the effects of a certain group in society had as they changed over the course of time. It’s great to have a deeper understanding of how women have changed as a people and how they have changed the nation and the world. It was great to know how such an oppressed group has made such great strides and hopeful for the future changes that are still required.

Euphoria by Lily King

Find in catalogI picked this book last minute from a library display because of its colorful cover and how it had something to do with anthropology. As it turned out, it’s about three young anthropologists in a love triangle in the 30’s in the native tribes of New Guinea. It’s well written for a passionate love triangle that is all looped in with the adventure of a new and different place. So if that’s what you’re looking for that’s this book. It’s not exactly my type of book (I’d have preferred them stick to anthropology).

Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Find in catalogI’ve always been captivated by the painting entitled “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and I enjoyed this historical fiction that painted a picture about the girl in the painting. It’s a fun and light hearted read- perfect for a weekend escape.

Cujo by Stephen King

Find in catalogEveryone has at least heard of the story about the rapid dog who terrifies those that come across its path and let me tell you: the story doesn’t disappoint! It was able to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout!

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Find in  catalogThe Mermaid Chair is a wonderful beach vacation read- it is a relatively light and easy read, with a whimsical natural at the same time remaining captivating and engaging. It’s about this woman’s journey back home to an island that she rarely returns to while she embarks upon this interesting path in her relationships. It also ties in this mermaid chair legend that holds an old and captivating part to the island.

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possibly by AJ Jacobs

Find in catalogThis book is both funny and enlightening! For anyone with any spark of curiosity for the words that the most sold book in history this is the book for you regardless of your spiritual standing. I really appreciated his perspective on the Bible and religious matters; he’s a good writer, able to take an objective look at the subject as well as reflect on his personal perceptions.

The Martian by Andy Weir

Find in catalogThe Martian is, thus far, my favorite sci-fi book! I couldn’t help but reread this adventure into the human spirit. I love the demonstrations of science making life better and the determination of human kind’s ability to never give up. This book is too realistic to be just sci-fi, it’s able to show what I hope it would really be like if a person got left on Mars. It has the ability to be funny and light-hearted as well as touch on serious matters of life and what is worth living.

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Find in catalogThis book is able to take one on the emotional and physical journey of a single mother’s search for a better life, not only for herself but also her two adventurous and wise children. The way Dave Eggers wrote the story takes you along for the ride as she figures out exactly how to make this life on the frontier work out.

Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

Find in catalogThis makes it the fourth time I’ve read (or listened) to this book! It has yet to fail to make me laugh uncontrollably! She is just so smart, funny, and talented. If you have yet to read this or watch the unbelievable genius that is 30 Rock then I recommend you quickly add it to the top of your lists. Highly recommended for road trips this summer.