Maximum Ride Volume 1

I love graphic novels, but not so much manga – purely because I want intriguing art, and I don’t favour simply black-and-white. However, if you’re like me, even though it’s in black-and-white, you will not be disappointed with this manga series, based on the “Maximum Ride” novel series by James Patterson. You will get swept up with the fast-paced storyline: six teens who have been genetically modified with avian DNA. Why? Who did it? Who’s chasing them? What will become of Max and her friends. I hope you enjoy it too. (submitted by SMC)

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The Leader Who Had No Title: a modern fable on real success in business and in life

It’s a little corny, but I loved the simplicity of this book. It’s a fable intertwined with messages and practical tips on inspiring each of us to be ‘leaders’, regardless of what we do at work, what level in the hierarchy we’re at, or just generally in our day-to-day lives. Something that everyone should read. (submitted by SB)

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Revolution: the year I fell in love and went to join the war

I really enjoyed this memoir from Deb Olin Unferth on the travels of her youth.  It is a coming-of-age story about a young American idealistic girl who went to join the “revolution” in Central America in mid-80s, along with her boyfriend. Very funny and honest. (submitted by SF)

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All My Patients Have Tales: favorite stories from a vet’s practice

Jeff Wells has written two wonderful books of short stories about all his favourite and most memorable things that have happened in his Veterinary medicine practice. And don’t forget about the sequel: All My Patients Kick and Bite. Some stories make you crack up laugh, some make you sniffle, and some just warm your heart. Excellent books that I would want to reread again and again. (submitted by AI)

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