Your Neighbors Recommend...February 2022

Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog.

If you would like to suggest something you've loved to your neighbors, fill out our Your Neighbors Recommend form!

Divergent Mind

by Jenara Nerenberg

"Fantastic overview of several neurodivergences, all centering on the experience of women. Not only does it look at the history of diagnosis and medicalization, it looks past those modes to acceptance and support. Inspiring and necessary."

Summer House

by Nancy Thayer

"This was a good summer read - light, entertaining, easy to read. I always like the characters and that it is local."

Do No Harm

by Christina McDonald

"A definite page turner, this book raises some tough questions about whether the ends justify the means. How far would you go to save your child's life? Are things as black and white as they seem or are there so many shades of grey? While it was entertaining and engaging, there was just something about it that kept me from really loving the book, and I can't put my finger on what it was. But, it was engaging and interesting."

Finding Ashley

by Danielle Steel

"Heart wrenching novel about a mother who loses her young son to cancer. Her marriage and life fall apart. She reunites finally with her sister who is a nun. Her sister uses her connections as a nun to investigate what happened to the baby her older sister was forced to give up as a teenager."


by Nancy Thayer 

"Another good beach read by Nancy Thayer. This story follows the lives of three grown sisters and their father during one summer on Nantucket. Each character needs to make difficult decisions related to their romantic lives. Will all of them have a happy ending? Read the novel to find out."

Like No Other

by Una LaMarche

"This was a book on a summer reading list so I figured I'd give it a shot! It's a teen romance novel - your typical boy meets girl from two totally different lifestyles. Can they make it work? This book is a little slow to start. Lots of details about the Hasidic Jewish lifestyle but not many about the urban boy lifestyle. It did keep me interested and engaged but I didn't end up loving it!"

A Whale of the Wild

by Rosanne Parry

"A great story about growing up and taking on responsibilities and doing your best even when you're scared. Yes, it's about whales but these lessons are great for young kids too. Also the author was not at all subtle about their stance on global warming and ocean pollution. Which was perfect, I also loved the extra sections at the back of the book with information on literally everything mentioned in the book (sea creatures, the indigenous peoples of the Salish Sea, and ocean pollution)."

The Guest List

by Lucy Foley

"A celebrity wedding that takes place on an island off the coast of Ireland - a perfectly planned day that ends in fatal disaster. If you're looking for a good murder mystery, this is the book for you. The multiple POVs made you question everyone; of course someone is going to seem innocent in their own eyes. Although Foley used several unreliable narrators, she seamlessly intertwined their individual stories to tell one thrilling tale. Honestly, the story starts off a bit slow, but the ending made it worth the read."

The Henna Artist

by Alka Joshi

"This is a wonderful book that takes you on one woman’s journey in 1950s India. A very beautiful story."

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