Local Favorites: May 10, 2018

With summer quickly approaching, you’re probably looking for a new summer book or something to suggest to a friend, neighbor, or pick for your book club. Here are some suggestions!

The following titles are current best-sellers at the Lake Forest Book Store and can also be found on the shelves at the library. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask one of our staff members. We can either purchase the book or put you on hold for it!

A Higher Loyalty – James Comey
The former FBI director shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.

I’ve Been Thinking… – Maria Shriver
In this moving and powerful book, Shriver shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field.

Rocket Men – Robert Kurson
The inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race.

Charlotte Moss Entertains – Charlotte Moss
Moss inspires readers to imbue everyday life with elegance and romance. Moss focuses on events and the artifacts of our lives (china, silver, linen) to create the backdrop for a life well lived.

Educated – Tara Westover
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Westover prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling food and sleeping with her survival supplies. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of her brothers became violent. As a way out, Westover began to educate herself and was admitted to Brigham Young University.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney
A portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

The Perfect Nanny – Leila Slimani
When Myriam decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic lifestyle.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Balli Kaur Jaswal
After her father’s death, Nikki, who has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community, takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of the Punjabi community.

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all.

True Roots – Kristin Cavallari
Cavallari shows you that improving the way you eat doesn’t have to be difficult–a clean and toxin-free diet can and should be fun, easy, and enjoyable.



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