7 Books

7 Books that Marion Public Library staff are loving, loathing and tolerating this Summer:


The greatest you: face reality, release negativity, and live your purpose (by Trent Shelton). Staff Rating: 4 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results/?qu=the+greatest+you

A very good book with lots of great advice. I took the time to write down several quotes from this book. Verdict: It’s love


Girl, Stop Apologizing. A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (by Rachel Hollis). Staff Rating: 4 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results?qu=Girl+stop+apologizing&te=

Very good book, learned several new things. Verdict: It’s love


Women Talking (by Miriam Toews).  Staff Rating: 2 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results?qu=Women+Talking&te=

This is tough subject matter-very heavy and dark. Verdict: Not everyone's cup of tea. 


Behind Closed Doors (by B.A. Paris). Staff Rating: 5 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results?qu=Behind+Closed+Doors&te=

Riveting. The plot twist at the end was great! It held my attention the whole way through. Verdict: It’s love


Where the Crawdads Sing (by Delta Owens). Staff Rating: 4.5 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results?qu=Behind+Closed+Doors&te=

One person said, a story about growing up, being lonely and relationships. A great read. And another: this book breaks your heart and warms it at the same time. The prose is beautiful and captivating, making it hard to put down. Verdict: It’s love


Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison (by Piper Kerman). Staff Rating: 5 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results?qu=Orange+is+the+new+black&te=

Piper Kerman takes the reader into a universe of her own as she shares the trials of her year in a women’s prison. I enjoyed the multiple stories and perspectives that she was able to experience. Verdict: It’s love


Fahrenheit 451 (by Ray Bradbury). Staff Rating: 3 Stars. https://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mpl/search/results?qu=fahrenheit+451&te=

Bradbury’s story takes place in the future with a setting so unlike our own reality that some may say that the story takes place in a different world. Bradbury forces the reader to imagine a world without books. Due to our society’s constant media use, this story forces one to contemplate what media saturation is doing to our minds, and what will happen as media usage continues to grow. Verdict: Few things terrify as much as the idea of a world with no books