Month: August 2019

Check It Out Blog

The Summer Read of Fame!

And the winner is…

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Throughout the summer, Mount Prospect readers logged over 1800 books, and of those 100 star titles were nominated for the ultimate Read of Fame!  Though the last curtain has fallen on the season’s performances, you can still enjoy the encores of the winning reads. Give a round of applause to the crowd-pleasing titles below, each featured with a critic’s review.

Keeper of Lost Things book cover

The Keeper of Lost Things
by Ruth Hogan
“Tender, mysterious – an angry ghost – it’s got it all!”

Jeruslaem graphic novel cover

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City
by Guy Delisle
“Fascinating and informative!”

Waiting for Tom Hanks book cover

Waiting for Tom Hanks
by Kerry Winfrey
“A rom-com about rom-coms!”

IT book cover

by Stephen King
“”Horrifying, heartwarming, and fun – if you have the time!”

1919 book cover

1919: Poems
by Eve Ewing
“Poetry inspired by history. Leaves you breathless.”

Castaways book cover

The Castaways
by Elin Hilderbrand
“Great beach read!”

Spinning Silver book cover

Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik
“An interesting feminist culturally sensitive tale inspired by Rumplestiltskin”

If You Ask Me book cover

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)
by Betty White
“Funny and charming book”

The Long Flight Home book cover

The Long Flight Home
by Alan Hlad
“WWII and carrier pigeons – fascinating”