BIC staffers’ current book picks explained in two sentences


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Tracey Yates is reading Anthony Bourdain’s debut book, “Kitchen Confidential.”

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As part of a campus-wide reading initiative, staff members have placed signs by their doors designating what they are currently reading. Each week, Hoof Prints is going to ask them to give a two sentence review of their selection. Stay tuned each week to see what’s new. 

Numbering All the Bones

Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi

“This book is historical fiction, set at the end of the Civil War. Eulinda, a house slave, has recently learned some surprising truths about her life. She is torn between gaining freedom by escaping to the North or waiting on her brother, which is in a nearby prison.”  -Sarah Wattigney

Prodigy by Marie Lu

“This is book two of the Legend series by Marie Lu. June and Day have a new mission…to assassinate the new Elector.” -Shelly Hurst

The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny and Jerry Jenkins

“The early portion of the book focuses on how messed up youth sports have become and how Matheny was asked to coach his son’s baseball team. The set of rules he put in place gave the boys the best opportunity to learn the game but caused quite a stir among hard-core, win-at-all-costs parents.” -Randy Rose

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

“This book is about how quickly a person who would never consider violence becomes a murderer. It is a psychological mystery about marriage and the secrets people keep along the same idea of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.” -Marti Peel


Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

“The book that launched Anthony Bourdain’s career as the planet’s coolest roving foodie is well worth a read if you are into cooking, restaurants, travel or just enjoy reading bawdy stories about colorful real-life characters. Just be prepared to read a few things that may make you rethink your next restaurant order.” -Tracey Yates Thompson

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

“This is the fourth book in a series that features reoccurring characters, FBI agent Katie O’Malley and master con artist Nicholas Fox as they secretly work together to capture super criminals that the law can’t. This high action mystery novel is set in Las Vegas and focuses on breaking up a gambling ring.” -Dr. Kima Stewart

Creative Schools by Ken Robinson

“This book suggests that schools should incorporate different ways of teaching, because not all students learn in the same way. Robinson explains that creativity is the key to improving education.” -Carol Hamrick

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

“It is a historical fiction saga that is set in south Texas after the civil war. Featuring a group of Texas Rangers turned cowboy that are driving a herd of cattle to Montana in hopes to be the first cattle ranchers in the Montana Territory.” -Bruce Fires

OCD Love Story

OCD Love Story by Cory Ann Haydu

“This story depicts the story of two teenagers who meet in therapy. Through their own struggles of obsessive compulsive disorder, they come to know each other and eventually fall in love, helping each other with their disorder.” -Stephanie Woods

Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin

“This book details evolution over time by looking at human organs and tracing them back in time. This book is just one view of many in our world surrounding evolution and how organisms are actually very similar to one another.” -Mandy McFall

Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury

“Two angels have been sent down from Heaven on a desperate mission to help Tyler, a broken baseball player, find hope. Angels Walking tells Tyler’s story and his journey to find healing and redemption.” -Melinda Wells