Summer Reading: Reviews from Rainier Beach Readers

Identity: Your Passport to Success by Stedman Graham
It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul meets a motivational roadmap. The concepts are all familiar but presented in a compelling way. ~Arleen

House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
This futuristic sci-fi novel will enthrall audiences of most ages. Matt, the young clone of the wealthiest, most ruthless drug lord of opium, endures hardship and adventure as he learns more about the world around him. ~Nathan

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Easy summer read. The story is intriguing, mostly for women. Leaves you dissatisfied at the end. ~ Stacey

The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs
According to the 95 year-old author, Americans consume much of the world’s resources. Therefore, Americans should learn to live simple so others around the world can just LIVE. ~ Betty

Defending Jacob by William Landay
Suspenseful and bad. A reality which could happen to any family. It is sensitive and shows the faith of family. ~ Kathy

What are you reading this summer? Sign up online for our summer reading program for adults — or drop by a branch and fill out a quick review form. For each three books you read and review, we’ll enter you in a drawing for a Kindle. We have 20 Kindles to give away to teen and adult readers this summer!

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