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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  Parts One and
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  Parts One and by J.K. Rowling (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Always enjoy anything Harry Potter, took a bit of getting used to it being in script format. Helps in my mind extend the series and what happens to the next generation of wizards related to original main characters. A very quick read in one sitting. " -- SuzyZee, 01/10/2017

"I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan! I read this book which is actually a play. It was an easy read with plenty of twists and turns. I liked it." -- Sharondodom, 01/21/2017

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"I have greatly enjoyed reading this to my children. An excellent framework to introduce them to the inevitable confusions and challenges of adolescence, along with some god vs. evil stuff that's a little less realistic." -- Tepid Coffee, 02/28/2017

"This is the 4th volume in the Harry Potter series. A fantastic series. This is one of the longer (not the longest) book, so be warned. " -- Draven51, 02/26/2017

Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Amazing True Story Of Af. American women working for NASA throughout the 40's & 50's & 60's" -- tgoode, 01/09/2017

"Intriguing detailed account of the black women who worked at Langley Memorial Aeronautic Laboratory in Hampton, VA from the 1930's through the 1970's. This scholarly work reveals a lot about the U.S. in that period as well as the lives of some of the most prominent women in the group. I hope the movie does the heroines justice without unduly romanticizing their incredible achievements. This book could serve as inspiration for young women to pursue education and careers in science and mathematics." -- ERobinson, 02/06/2017

Homegoing
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"I liked the way it moved along from one generation to the next." -- janegmorrison, 02/01/2017

"Once I got used to only meeting each character for a chapter, I really enjoyed this book. I have spent the summer in Ghana so I especially enjoyed being able to picture the scenary and remember the foods the book mentioned. The author does a great job covering many generations whose paths divert and then come back together. " -- Jammin' Reader, 01/29/2017

Karolina's Twins
Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Interesting Holocaust legacy story with a Chicago link. I recommend it highly." -- aisencf, 01/20/2017

"A saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust. An elderly woman, enlists the help of a legal team to help her solve the mystery of missisng children that she believes were misplaced during the Holocaust. Througout the novel you hear her stories of living through the atrocity of the Holocaust. She has secrets unknown to her legal team and they work to help her solve the mystery of the missing children while trying to unveil her secrets. A captivating read and I hope to read more from this author! " -- efoland, 02/20/2017

My Sister's Grave
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"A bit clumsy with the romance, but an interesting mystery nonetheless. " -- Craftcj, 01/27/2017

"First of series with Tracy Crosswhite, homicide detective in Seattle. Love the protagonist and other characters!" -- crbauer, 02/07/2017

Never Never
Never Never by James Patterson (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"I enjoyed the book and the characters. I liked the storyline too, but it seemed a little too drawn out." -- 21690200273848, 02/15/2017

"This wasn't my favorite Patterson book. It was an okay read. " -- sdginn, 02/12/2017

One Plus One
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Another Jo Jo Moyes win!" -- Bmccl1, 02/07/2017

"Single mom raising 2 kids. One is a step son who wears mascara & is bullied. The daughter is a math geek who needs to go to the Math Olympiad to win a full ride to a private school.. She fails the test but the question #1 is incorrectly written so she is given another chance and wins. She is also bullied. The route to test test and to hacking of bully is somewhat contrived but makes for am interesting read when the provider of ride to science Olympiad is accused of insider trading and loses all of his fancy things." -- Kathie, 01/23/2017

Prayers for the Stolen
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"serious, brutal chronicle of life for Mexican women in dangerous area told through story of one young girl. very difficult to read about but also very thought provoking." -- ropir1, 02/21/2017

"This is the Critical Mass book club selection for March,2017. It's the story of a young girl growing up in a remote mountain area of Mexico where the mothers cut their daughters' hair and make them dress like boys to make them less attractive (and therefore less likely to be kidnapped) to pillaging drug gangs. It's also a well-written social commentary on drug smuggling, illegal Mexican immigration to the U.S., and trafficking of young girls. The prose is spare yet original, and mirrors the gritty themes of the book. I really enjoyed this one, despite its noir novel feel." -- Jhusain, 02/22/2017

Small Great Things
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"A powerful book about "hidden" racism." -- Nancy, 01/24/2017

"Great story of racism as told through the eyes of a black nurse accused of murder." -- ropass23, 01/28/2017

Tales of the Peculiar
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"A very interesting and creative collection of short stories. I wanted to see how the stories would be "Peculiar". The stories are very imaginative putting a new twist on some old sayings such as "it costs an arm and a leg" or "no man is an island". Thoroughly enjoyed the downloadable audio book." -- thewritejim, 02/20/2017

"Fun light read to go along with Miss Peregrine's " -- Myrweleen, 01/21/2017

The Burning Room
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters. Connely never disappoints. The Burning Room is no exception. Enjoy. " -- billstephan, 01/10/2017

"This is the 19th book in the Harry Bosch series. In 2016, I began to reread the entire series. This book, like all of the Harry Bosch novels, continues to develop the character. In addition, there is always an excellent twisting of political and police goals. " -- michaeldel, 01/18/2017

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Enjoyable book about a young lady making her way to America via the Titanic. When she arrived, she was torn between two very different men she met on board the ship. The historical references let me understand a little bit more about that event in history." -- read-when-i-can, 02/13/2017

"Nice little book." -- Leslie, 01/20/2017

The Fall Guy: A Novel
The Fall Guy: A Novel by James Lasdun (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"'The Fall Guy' by James Lasdun, tells the story of a husband and his wife who have a houseguest for the summer. Their relationships become complicated when the houseguest, who is attracted to the wife, realizes she is involved in an affair." -- atucker, 01/27/2017

"In this psychological thriller, we are introduced to a couple and their house-guest. What soon follows are several secrets and twists. Although I felt the ending was quite predictable, I still enjoyed the story. " -- bkemeny, 01/19/2017

The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"This is a book that lives up to all the hype surrounding it. Interesting characters and great ending. My only negative comment is that, like many of Agatha Christie's books, anybody could have "done it."" -- willwep, 01/16/2017

"I was really excited to read this book because I have heard such great reviews on this book, but I was disappointed. The plot was kind of predictable towards the end. However, there was a lot of suspense and drama which made the book very interesting. It wasn't the best book or lived up to the hype in my opinion, but still very interesting to follow these characters and their drama." -- blue15, 01/28/2017

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