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The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!

The Martian
Andy Weir
My first adult book in a while. I watched the movie. It is good the book is good they are both good. Mind the swearing this is like a diary. It was hard to put it down easy to pick it back up. I finished the book in week and enjoyed every minute it. This author is great first book!
My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
"My Sister's Keeper" starts out with a young girl named Anna hiring an attorney in order to sue her parents for medical emancipation. She was born to be a genetic match for her sister, Kate, who is dying of leukemia, specifically so that she could donate cells to save her life. Now, age 13 and being pressured to donate a kidney to Kate, Anna has decided she's had enough.

I spent the first few hundred pages of the novel disgusted by many of the characters and baffled by Anna's decisions. I couldn't understand her. However, in spite of this, I forced myself to read through to the end. I'm so glad I did! Everything suddenly made sense about 50 pages to the end. And even though that didn't fix the questionable lifestyles of the characters, it still made it a far more enjoyable read.

Though this definitely wasn't my favorite book this summer, I'm glad I read it. Picoult does a good job writing very real, relatable characters and using them to guide you through the story. 3.5/5