Summer of Love

Summer of Love

Looking for a hot book to read on a hot day? You are in luck! In July NPR released NPR Books Summer of Love, 100 books nominated by readers as their favorite romances. Divided into categories, there is something for everyone looking for happily ever after, or HEA in romance publishing circles,—historic, LBGTQ, suspense, paranormal among others. Given the number of nominations—over 18,000—is there any doubt of the popularity of romance? And given the number and tone of the comments section, romance readers are, er, passionate as well. If you don’t see your…continue reading →
Suggestions for summer reading 2015

Suggestions for summer reading 2015

If you find yourself heading to the beach or to the pool in a book-less condition be sure to visit one of the JTCC libraries to remedy your situation. We can help you choose something that will delight you. Or use this list to pick out just the right read: If you read for information try one of these non-fiction titles: Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania What if?:  serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Sapiens: a brief history of humankind  If you are looking for romance, mystery or adventure try…continue reading →
Fiction Friday: The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

Fiction Friday: The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

Dubbed the Supremes when they were in high school, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean have been friends for over 40 years. Odette, born in a tree and fearless has inherited her mother’s ability to see and talk to the dead. Clarice, very proper and a gifted pianist has finally had enough of her handsome husband, Richmond’s infidelity. Barbara Jean still a stunning beauty confronts her alcoholism and her past. These are friends who will hold your hand, your secrets and your feet to the fire when needed. In short, the friendships that everyone…continue reading →
Fiction Friday: The Paris Architect

Fiction Friday: The Paris Architect

Paris, 1942: After two years of German occupation the Nazis have increased their efforts to eliminate the Jewish population. Architect Lucien Bernard is approached by a wealthy businessman to design hiding places for Jews. At first both alarmed and appalled by the risk he is being asked to take, Lucien reluctantly agrees when he is offered an additional commission to design a factory. He becomes intrigued by the design possibilities in creating the hiding places as well as excited at the prospect of outwitting the Germans. Though he begins with little sympathy for…continue reading →
Fiction Friday: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

Fiction Friday: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

Out of work due to the Great Recession and dejectedly looking for a job, former web designer Clay Jannon stumbles upon a help wanted sign in an ancient, dusty bookstore—Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore. After demonstrating his ability to quickly climb ladders and retrieve heavy books Clay is hired as the night clerk. Mystified by the strange merchandise, the quirky customers and Mr. Penumbra’s insistence on careful record-keeping of every transaction, Clay begins to unravel an enigmatic code linked to a secret society founded by a fifteenth century typeface designer. Cleverly written and full…continue reading →