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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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  HISTORICAL DRAMA


In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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MYSTERY


First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.


I have now read this brilliant book three times. Yes, it's worth it.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program Theme


I enjoy tracking each year's official reading theme that the libraries and schools participate in.

Being a superhero fan, I loved 2015's theme celebrating Superheroes, and 2014's theme of Science was creative with mad scientists, potions, robots and steampunk. 2013's main theme was digging and exploring, with the adult going into the "groundbreaking" zombie theme. (get it, get it?? *nudge, nudge*) I didn't do a post for 2012's own the Night, but I still love the cross graphic of Scarlett reading Frankenstein by a picture of Frankestein reading Gone with the Wind.

And now the 2016 theme is announced as....athletics I guess. Exercise is important but this one doesn't hold the graphic allure the previous ones did.