Lima Public Library Book Reviews



Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. For her, these initials have always meant Artificial Organism. AO never really felt… natural. Her parents spent most of the days before her birth praying for her peaceful passing because even in utero she was “wrong”. But she lived. Then came the car accident years later that crippled her even more. Yet instead of viewing her odd body as the world sees it, as bizarre, unnatural, even devil’s work, AO embraces all that she is.

Far from the light of the sky by Tade Thompson

The Ragtime Colony ship docks in the Lagos System, after traveling light years to bring a thousand sleeping souls to a new home among the stars. But when the mate, Michelle Campion, wakes up, she discovers that some sleepers will never wake up. Responding to Campion’s distress call, investigator Rasheed Fin is tasked with finding out who is responsible for these deaths.

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by KM Jackson

Bethany Lu Carlisle is devastated when the tabloids report that actor Keanu Reeves is about to tie the knot. What?! How did the world’s perfect and forever single boyfriend, Keanu, not realize that making such a gesture could potentially be devastating for the balance of… well… everything! Not to mention the fact that he never came face to face with the person who could potentially be his true soul mate – her.

Muriel Barbery’s Cats

What a mysterious and disconcerting thing a writer! Still, spend some time with the Writer’s Cats and we could understand her better. Muriel Barbery, through her feline friends and co-conspirators, takes readers to her workshop, offering them a behind-the-scenes look at her process and her problems, joys and disappointments. The story is told from the perspective of one of the writer’s four cats, Kirin, who may or may not be a reliable narrator.


Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe by Jorge Cham

As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to know. We all ask ourselves questions, and basically we all have the same big questions. Why can’t I time travel? Where does the universe come from? What’s inside a black hole? Can I rearrange my cat’s particles and turn it into a dog?

The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics by Jim Morrison

This oversized and beautifully produced collectible volume contains a wealth of new material – poetry, writings, lyrics and audio transcriptions of Morrison reading his work. Not only is it the most comprehensive book of Morrison’s work ever to be published, it is immersive, giving readers insight into the creative process and providing access to the thoughts and observations of an artist whom poet Michael McClure has called ” one of the finest and clearest minds of our time.

Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival of Donald Antrim

As the sun set across the sky on a Friday afternoon in April 2006, famous writer Donald Antrim found himself on the roof of his apartment building in Brooklyn, fearing for his life. In these moving memoir, Antrim vividly recounts what brought him to the roof and what happened after his descent: two hospitalizations, weeks of unsuccessful clinical trials, the terror of undergoing ECT. – and the lifesaving call of David Foster Wallace who convinced him to give it a try along with years of intermittent recovery and setbacks.

Under Jerusalem: The Buried Story of the World’s Most Contested City by Andrew Lawler

In 1863, a French senator arrived in Jerusalem in the hope of unearthing relics dating from biblical times. While digging deep underground, he discovered an ancient tomb that he said belonged to an Old Testament queen. News of his discovery ricocheted around the world, evoking awe and envy, and inspiring others to explore Jerusalem’s historic past.


Max Explains Everything: Grocery Expert By Stacy McAnulty

Max is a grocery expert because he’s there every week with his mom. Or sooner, if they forgot something important (like toilet paper). In this book, Max shares his tips for a successful shopping trip, starting with selecting the right shopping cart. Whether it’s successfully navigating the grain aisle, finding the fastest route to the cookies, convincing mom to buy pet food for a pet they don’t have. steps and candy on the checkout mat, Max is here to help less experienced shoppers make the most of their time at the grocery store. Small buyers and their adults will both recognize Max’s familiar adventure.

Ages: 4 to 8 years old


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