Legend

Lindsay says:
Excellent movie. You really can’t beat Tom Hardy’s way of bringing his characters to life.

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Tracy says:
A powerful story about the flawed legal system, gender identity, and perception, centered on two teens whose lives were changed by an impulsive crime—one the victim, the other the perpetrator.

 

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Tracy says:
I was stunned by the power, emotion, and insight Reynolds was able to infuse into this short book that essentially takes place in a matter of minutes. Reminds me of a strange, magical mashup of Walter Dean Myers’s Monster and A Christmas Carol.

 

Baby’s Day Out

Pam says:
I have watched this movie several times and I still find it to be so funny. Baby has an unforgettable day of adventure.

I Remember You

Kirsten says:
Based on the book by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. While keeping with a majority of the original storyline, the movie introduces a few different, but interesting avenues of the book.

Educated by Tara Westover

Angela says:
Tara tells the story of her unique life in an easy-to-read way. Her search for knowledge and an education is inspiring, and yet she pays a price for her yearning. Her life is interesting to read about and tells a story that seems unreal.

Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King

Beth says:
Alden and his mother are newly rich thanks to an insurance policy and a scratch-off lottery ticket, but their neighbors, the Massimo family, are RICH rich. What begins as a friendly fireworks competition between the two lake house neighbors (known in the county as “The 4th of July Arms Race”) ends in disaster. Skillfully read, this 2-disc story is a great 4th of July read!

This short story was originally published in audiobook format only and was later published in print in the collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

Mona says:
Jacob Churcher revisits his past to find answers about the woman who haunts his dreams. During his journey, he finds out who she is and what impact she had on his life. He also discovers a new love he did not expect to find.

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jeffries

Pat says:
Gwen, a nineteen year old bride marries and moves to Ceylon to the home of a tea planter. She finds a lot of negative ideas from some family members and the plantation workers. How far back do racial issues and prejudices go?

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Marianne says:
This is a fascinating and astounding history lesson about life in the early 1900s for some young women who were “lucky” enough to land a lucrative job painting clock faces. You can’t make this stuff up!