Books @ Noon--August 2021 Picks

Created on August 5, 2021, 1:19 pm

Last Updated August 5, 2021, 1:19 pm

On the first Tuesday of every month, an intrepid group of Ashland readers meets at noon to talk about the best books they've read during the month. These are their stories. [Cue CSI Theme Music]
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Mary enjoyed the twists in this thriller. Just a good fun read! Kristin noted the similarities to the plot of Rear Window, linked next.
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Jean is reading this one about a librarian in France during WWII.
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Wendy shared that she found this book about the right to die incredibly practical and helpful.
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This is the book Kristin mentioned that she thought had the same author as Inevitable. It may be of interest to those who are thinking about these topics.
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Claudia read this sequel to The Sympathizer. Kristin was once again roasted for her anti-debut novel stance. Claudine really enjoyed this one. The Sympathizer is linked next.
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Bill read this culmination of the trilogy that begins with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is linked next. Perhaps less filmic than the earlier book, this is still one to check out.
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Sandra read this well-written novel about midwifery in the west in the late nineteenth century.
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Kristin mentioned that she kept seeing this book on lists and it felt like the sort of book Sandra would like.
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Kristin read this woman-centered Greek mythology retelling. While not as amazing as Circe, this is worth checking out for those who enjoy the genre. Circe is linked next.
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Claudia shared this title during our speed round.
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This is a title by the same author that Bill read, though not the same one. He liked the Sherlock Holmes connection but was less engaged by the Lovecraft connection. Listed next are several titles that imitate Doyle's style and create new mysteries for Sherlock and Watson that do not contain the Lovecraftian elements.
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Mary really enjoyed this, she knows she's coming to it late, but there's a reason this book is beloved.
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Mary also read this title but did not expound on her opinion.
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Claudia said this one was worth the wait. A masterclass in short story writing. We also discussed his short story collections and novel as a part of this discussion and those are linked next.
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