Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

Title: I Heard The Owl Call My Name Author: Margaret Craven Genre: Drama, Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: This novel tells the story of a young Anglican Vicar named Mark Brian who is sent to a very remote parish in British Columbia. Unbeknownst to him, he is dying and… Continue reading Book Review: I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Title: The Outsiders Author: S.E. Hinton Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The Socs or "Socials", and the "Greasers" are rival gangs from the opposite side of town. The Socs' idea of a good time is cruising around in their flashy cars and beating up long-haired Greasers like… Continue reading Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Genre: Children's literature, Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse…… Review: August Pullman is a ten year old boy. He's as average as every other ten year old kid you… Continue reading Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Title: Getting Rid of Bradley Author: Jennifer Crusie Genre: Romance novel, Suspense, fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis:  Lucy Savage is not having a good week. A dye job gone wrong, an absentee soon to be EX-husband, Oh, and someone is gunning for her death. Review: Lucy Savage isn't the kind… Continue reading Book Review: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: To Die For by Linda Howard

Title: To Die For Author: Linda Howard Genre: Romance novel. Fiction. Suspense. Mystery.  Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: After a painful divorce, Blair Mallory follows her dream and opens a health club. But Nicole Goodwin develops a strange fixation on Blair. When Nicole is gunned down in the club's parking lot, Blair… Continue reading Book Review: To Die For by Linda Howard

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Children's Fiction. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing  a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter "H" ……..Harry… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Title: Blue Smoke Author: Nora Roberts Genre: Romantic Suspense. Crime Thriller. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Reena Hale's destiny was shaped in the destructive - yet fascinatingly beautiful - fire that leveled her family's pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested, although… Continue reading Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Persephone from Leixlip Library on your excellent picture and book review, we loved it so much! Persephone is the winner of this week’s Summer Stars book review . Well done Persephone! Persephone's Review Book Title: Isadora Moon Goes to School   Author: Harriet Muncaster Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: Isadora is half… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Summer Stars Book Review Competition

Kildare Libraries is running a Summer Stars Book Review Competition every week for the months of July and August. Download your Book Review Sheet by clicking the button below. Download Review Sheet here Each week entrants can email their review into their local Kildare Library and one winner will be chosen every week for a… Continue reading Summer Stars Book Review Competition

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Notes from the Underground

Author: Fyodor DostoyevskyReviewed by: Stephen KellyBranch: Newbridge Library Its nameless hero is a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self-analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes. Moreover, the novel introduces themes -- moral, religious, political and social -- that dominated Dostoyevsky's later… Continue reading Notes from the Underground