Jill’s Little Library

Hello everyone! Welcome to October! What do you look forward to most in October? I’m not much of a pumpkin flavor person but I love cinnamon. Those cinnamon brooms that they have in the stores this time of year are my favorites! I usually stock up on a few to last me until the end of the year. What about you guys? Do you like pumpkin flavor things? There are so many out this time of year that it’s fun to try them all out!

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The first book that I really enjoyed last month is The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. This is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson series. I just finished this up recently and I really enjoyed it! This book was about Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson going in to the Labyrinth to look for Daedalus so that he can help them with their quest. Krono’s army is still trying to find a way to invade Camp Half-Blood and they’ve found out how to do just that via the Labyrinth. Will Percy and his friends be able to stop Krono’s army from invading? Or will they overrun Camp Half-Blood?

I’m so sad that I’m moving onto the last book in the series 🙁 but I’m also excited to see how everything gets wrapped up! After I finish this series I’m going to try out the Heroes of Olympus series also by Rick Riordan. Hopefully, it’ll be just as good as this one!

Our Dreams at Dusk, Vol. 4

Next up is a manga, Our Dreams at Dusk volume 4 by Yuhki Kamatani. This was such a great volume. and unfortunately, it’s the last one. We really got a good look into Someone-san’s background and finally found out more about her. We also got to see Saki finally tell her parents about her girlfriend and that they wanted to get marrieddddddd (they’re so cute!!!!). We finally got to learn about Tchaiko and his partner – this part was sad for me but I still enjoyed knowing what happened. Overall, this final volume gave us closure for a lot of the characters but I loved that some of them didn’t know what their sexuality was and they were still confused. It really reflected how life actually works. My favorite part was when one character tells another, “I think not knowing is ok. There’s nothing weird about that.” I just think that a lot of people need to hear that at some point in their lives. It felt like a great way to wrap up the series.

Solutions and Other Problems

Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.

This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features all-new material with more than 1,600 pieces of art. Solutions and Other Problems marks the return of a beloved American humorist.

This is a fantastic book. If you read the first book by Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half, then you will love this one as well. I laughed, cried, and fell in love with this book. As soon as I finished reading it I started reading it again.

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Something to Talk About

The next book that I really enjoyed last month was one of our book club picks, Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner.

Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn’t come at a worse time–threatening Emma’s promotion and Jo’s new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a “source” is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is “no comment”.

With the launch of Jo’s film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all…but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?

This book has an adorable romance but it also has a great WOC main character, accurate descriptions of POC, and a love story that actually takes time to build! I loved how Jo was with Emma. No spoilers here but I just loved how this book ended. I want more from this author! If you’re looking for a cute romance then this one would be right up your alley.


That is it for September! I hope you are all doing good and staying safe! If you would like to get materials from the library, don’t forget that we have curbside pickup! You can put books on hold online or over the phone (305-292-3595) and then we will let you know when they’ve been put on hold for you. Park in our back parking lot and pick up your books at the back door! Call us when you’ve arrived at the library and we will meet you at the back door with your materials!

If you want to read some more books reviews, check out my personal blog over at Book Worm Blog!



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