Tag Archives: Alexandra’s Picks

Alexandra’s Picks – Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

Age Group:
Adult

Story:
After graduating with high grades from Emory University, Chris McCandless abandons his life of comfort and pursues a life on the open road.

Awards:
In 1997 it won both the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.

My Thoughts:
I still have a hard time believing that Chris McCandless was a real person, and he actually did this!

Borrow Into The Wild from your local VPL Library!

Top Three Similar Reads:

  1. Between A Rock And A Hard Place, by Aron Ralston
  2. The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger
  3. A Walk In The Woods, by Bill Bryson

Have you read Into The Wild yet? If so, what did you think?

Alexandra’s Picks – Bridget Jones Diary, by Helen Fielding

Age Group:
Adult

Story:
The diary of a single, busy career woman who finds herself the center of attention between a guy who’s too good to be true and a guy who’s so wrong for her he could be right.

Awards:
Won the 1998 New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and the 2000 Audie Award.

My Thoughts:
Inspiring, laugh-out-loud book! Perfect for all the single ladies out there!

Borrow Bridget Jones Diary from your local VPL Library!

Top Three Similar Reads:

  1. Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, by Adele Lang
  2. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
  3. Calendar Girl, by Naomi Neale

Have you read Bridget Jones Diary yet? If so, what did you think?

Alexandra’s Picks – Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

Age Group:
Adult

Story:
While on business in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call – the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered among a number of mysterious clues, codes, and ciphers. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Awards:
Winner of the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year, 2005 Galaxy British Book Award, and 2005 Teen Buckeye Book Award.

My Thoughts:
An exciting and exhaustively researched page turner about secret societies.

Borrow Da Vinci Code from your local VPL Library!

Top Three Similar Reads:

  1. The Mephisto Club, by Tess Gerristen
  2. The Color of Death, by Elizabeth Lowell
  3. Suspect, by Michael Robotham

Have you read Da Vinci Code yet? If so, what did you think?