Social Science and History Department Collection and State Library Resources

By Becky Hass

Summer reading has ended, but where did your summer reads take you this summer? Maybe it was Tokyo or France. Who did you meet? Ruth from the Bible or just a new appreciation for the loved ones in your life. Here are some more reviews from our branch customers.

Tokyo on FootAbry F. (Clifton Branch) on Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet
This book colorfully details one man’s view of Tokyo. He goes beyond standard guides by really showcasing everyday life in Tokyo through fruit stickers and a lap DIY project.

Sharr’on R. (Clifton Branch) on For One More Day by Mitch Albom
A++ very good. Page turner. Finished in two hours. That’s how good I found his book.

The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rasonay
Brings to mind the book of Ruth in the Bible. The love of the younger woman for the older one.

Glandra J. (Clifton Branch) on Christmas Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard
This lets you think about the loved ones in your life, how you should spend time together just because you can. Life is not forever and nothing should be taken for granted.

Brenda P. (Clifton Branch) on The Family Business by Carl Weber
Riveting. One stays on the edge on the seat the entire novel. Once you feel you know a character another more infamous one surfaces. Certainly a must read.

Angela F. (Reisterstown Road Branch) on Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
A group of people who are "artists" in their own way are trapped inside an old theater. While trapped they tell stories of things that have happened to them.

Alice W. (Reisterstown Road Branch) on Up at the College by Michele Andrea BowenUp at the College
I really dug this book. It made be cry and laugh at the same time. It really goes to show you what really goes on at some colleges, especially in sports.

Marcia B. (Reisterstown Road Branch) on The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
One of the finest collections of poetry I have had the privilege of reading over and over again.

Malka S. (Reisterstown Road Branch) on The Thread: a Novel by Victoria Haislip
Powerful book—thoroughly enjoyed the writing.

Michael C. (Reisterstown Road Branch) on Get Real by Donald E. Westlake
A page turner—hilarious!