Click here for a list of all of the books that were considered for the 2017-2018 Random Review season!
September 13: 25th Anniversary Celebration and Readers’ Theater All the Light We Cannot See – Reader: Emma Nichols Being Mortal – Reader: Mary Austin-Seymour Beloved – Reader: Fay Stetz-Waters Boys in the Boat – Reader: Rick Wallace The Grapes of Wrath – Reader: Tracy Daughtery Riverwalking – Reader: Ashlee Chavez Seabiscuit – Reader: Gary Whitehouse Wait Till Next Year – Reader: Elena Passarello
October 11: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard Reviewer: Bill Lunch
November 8: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Reviewer: Alice Sperling
December 13: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong Reviewer: Tom Sharpton
January 10: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Reviewer: Bob Loewen
February 14: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Reviewer: Bonnie Brzozowski
March 14: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by The Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu Reviewer: David Grube
April 11: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Reviewer: Joyce Loper
May 9: Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon Reviewer: Jonathan Katz
June 13: When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning Reviewer: Karyle Butcher
Random Reviews are Sponsored by The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Reviews are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00pm and are open to the public and free of charge. Coffee, tea, and cookies are served. Feel free to bring your lunch.
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Listen to previous years’ Random Review recordings by selecting the year. View our historic list (PDF) for a complete listing.