Barrington Area Library Staff Club
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Welcome to Summer Reading 2016
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Club Information
Welcome to the Summer Library Club for Barrington Area Library staff. Set up an account with your name and email address, log in, and share your reviews and ratings of the books you read and listen to this summer.

Don't know what to read? Why not try an e-book or e-audiobook? OverDrive e-books and audiobooks can be downloaded right from our catalog. Don't have an e-reader? Check one out from Adult Services - they're preloaded with great things to read!

We'll announce a date in August when we'll gather for an ice cream social and a drawing for prizes - the more you read, the better your chances of winning!
Reviews
Title
Britt-Marie was here
Author
Backman, Fredrik
Review
Similar in style to Backman's well-received "A Man Called Ove", this book also deals with an eccentric character. Britt-Marie, besieged with low self-esteem, finally gets up the nerve to leave her philandering husband and discovers what she is capable of accomplishing in life in a downtrodden town in Sweden.
Genre
Fiction
Rating
Title
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Author
Steve Sheinkin
Review
This riveting book follows Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the long pattern of misinformation and lies fed to the American people regarding the U.S.'s involvement in the Vietnam War. What a terrific book. I highly recommend it! -Allison, YS
Genre
children's nonfiction
Rating
Title
The Lemonade War
Author
Jacqueline Davies
Review
Two siblings create rivaling lemonade stands in this fun summer read for kids. This is our Family Book Club choice for July. -Allison, YS
Genre
children's realistic fiction
Rating
Title
Swiss Family Robinson
Author
Johann Wyss
Review
Not the translation/continuation I read as a child. Was very disappointed in this version and will hunt for the version I remember for my kindle
Genre
family adventure
Rating
Title
The hippopotamus pool
Author
Elizabeth Peters
Review
Amelia and Emerson find a royal tomb amidst fending off antiquities thieves and kidnapping attempts on their children.
Genre
mystery
Rating
Title
The snake, the crocodile and the dog
Author
Elizabeth Peters
Review
The irrepressible Amelia Peabody Emerson must cope with the annual mystery while also coping with the amnesia of her husband.
Genre
mystery
Rating
Title
Wolf Hollow
Author
Lauren Wolk
Review
A historical fiction set during WWII about bullying, lies, friendship, and trust. Intense and riveting.
Genre
Teen historical fiction
Rating
Title
Batgirl Vol 1: The Batgirl of Burnside
Author
Cameron Stewart
Review
A fun and fresh new take on batgirl.
Genre
Comics
Rating