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Reserve: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Title
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Author
Chris Hadfield
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
An incredible memoir from the astronaut who had 10 million hits on his you tube video from the ISS . I was skeptical of this book but could not put it down. Please read it!  Reserve: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Recommendation
Yes
Reserve this book:Motherland
Title
Motherland
Author
Maria Hummel
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating
Review
a dark, yet loving read - a very different point of view than the latest WWII novels - I am still thinking about it 2 days after the end  Reserve this book:Motherland
Recommendation
Yes
Reserve: Miracle Cure
Title
Miracle Cure
Author
Harlan Coben
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Review
It is a little dated (1990s) so no cell phones. I liked it because it was a good mystery but also reminded me about what was going on with AIDS and Homophobia back in the 1990s.  Reserve: Miracle Cure
Recommendation
Yes
A Discovery of Witches
Title
A Discovery of Witches
Author
Deborah Harkness
Genre
Other
Rating
Review
First in a trilogy, this fiction book is hard to define, with elements of fantasy and a bit of romance. There are 4 species on Earth: Humans, witches, daemons, and vampires. Diana Bishop is a descendant of a very powerful witch, but has been unwilling and reluctant to use her powers. She is a noted historian, and while researching at Oxford University, begins to come into her powers. She has found an enchanted book, and other witches, vampires and daemons want to get their hands on it. She is befriended and protected by Matthew Clairmont, a Doctor, researcher, and professor at the university, who is also a vampire. When her life is threatened, she relies on her family, Matthew and other vampires to find the truth about the book, and also about her past. The book is so well written, and the fantasy elements are not "over the top". The author is very knowledgeable about history and the history of science, which makes it as much about history as it does about the fantasy elements. It's a great read. I couldn't put it down, and can't wait to read the second book.  A Discovery of Witches
Recommendation
Yes