Best Books: Sarah and Kate

LFHS Class of 2020 members Sarah and Kate recommend their favorite books. Sarah’s is Power Play by Danielle Steel. “It has an interesting plot and you never know what the main character is going to do,” she says.

Kate’s best book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. She says, “I like how it combines historical fiction, romance, and everyday stories.”

Goodreads Reviews:

18104697Fiona Carson has proven herself as CEO of a multibillion-dollar high-tech company – a successful woman in a man’s world. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona has to keep a delicate balance every day.

Meanwhile, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements… smooth, shrewd and irreproachable, Marshall’s power only enhances his charisma – but he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment. Both must face their own demons, and the lives they lead come at a high price. But just how high a price are they willing to pay?

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Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger…Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way…Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job… In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women — mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends — view one another.

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Oh the Places You’ll Go (Through Books)

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Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri once wrote, “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” Whether you find yourself in planes, trains, or automobiles traveling to experience new places and cultures or you’re sticking close to home this summer, books always make good companions. Even though the LFHS Library is closed for the summer, our audiobook and ebook collection is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just click on the link for Overdrive on the LFHS Library page to download books all summer long, whether to your phone, tablet, or e-reader. Need the app? Click here for the free iTunes app or here for Amazon’s free download.

Be sure to take advantage of all that the public libraries have to offer as well.  Lake Bluff Library and Lake Forest Library have print and digital collections that are constantly being updated, and both have summer reading programs for people of all ages. Who doesn’t love to win prizes for reading?

May your summer be full of adventures, both in print and in real life!