Monday, August 3, 2015

The Queen of the Tearling



Title
The Queen of the Tearling
Author
Erika Johansen
Call Number
McNaughton
Location
1st Floor McNaughton
Rating
Somewhat Recommended
Book Review
This bestseller hit all the traditional high fantasy tropes: royal orphan hero, spooky sorceress villain, criminal yet dashing love interest, et cetera. Some of these tropes were executed poorly (I am SO BORED of heroines falling in love with terse-voiced kidnappers within the first two chapters). Some were interesting but uneven (apparently this fantasy kingdom is a post-American utopia, which is sometimes cool and sometimes weirdly over-described). All that aside, the plot was reasonably captivating and I will probably pick up book 2.
Submitted By
Margaret Ellsworth
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail



Title
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author
Cheryl Strayed
Call Number
PS3619.T744 Z46 2013
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Recommended
Book Review
This book follows the journey of one woman - who's never gone backpacking before - as she hikes along most of the West Coast on the Pacific Crest Trail. A powerful, honest story that had me cheering and crying. Can't wait for the author's talk when she visits Chapman in September!
Submitted By
Margaret Ellsworth
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

Landline



Title
Landline
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Call Number
McNaughton
Location
1st Floor McNaughton
Rating
Recommended
Book Review
Georgie loved Neal and he loves her, but their marriage is in trouble and has been for some time. So when Georgie says she needs to cancel a Christmas vacation, Neal decides to take the kids and go by himself. Georgie is worried. Has she really lost him? Through a little magic, she goes back in time and discovers what she must do to make things right.
Submitted By
Cathy Elliott
Department or Major
Law Library
Status
Staff