Random Reviews

Click here for a list of all of the books that were considered for the 2017-2018 Random Review season!

2017-2018 Schedule

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

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December 13: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
Reviewer: Tom Sharpton

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January 10: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Reviewer: Bob Loewen

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February 14: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Reviewer: Bonnie Brzozowski

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March 14: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by The Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu
Reviewer: David Grube

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April 11: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Reviewer: Joyce Loper

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May 9: Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon
Reviewer: Jonathan Katz

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June 13: When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
Reviewer: Karyle Butcher

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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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