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WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 7 – Western Thriller with Sue

Posted on October 29, 2022

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Hi! I’m Heather-Lee Byrne, Information Services librarian and host of the Wellesley Free Library Book Report podcast. We want to make it easy for busy people in our community to figure out what to read next. Our podcast connects Wellesley library patrons with ranked popular titles and book recommendations from subject librarians in different genres so you know what to reach for when you’re ready to read!

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Latest Episode: Episode 7 – Western Thriller with Sue
Guest Librarian: Sue Hamilos

Interview Notes:

Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Sue Hamilos, Head of Information Services and our audiobook selector. She talks to us about Taylor Moore’s thriller novel Firestorm, as well as mentioning points from the first book in the series, Down Range

If you’ve already read Taylor Moore’s Firestorm, Sue has a few other authors you might want to check out:

Vince Flynn

Nelson DeMille

The Maze

Do you love thrillers? Have your own set of recommendations? Let us know!

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Reader’s Report


  1. Lessons in chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  2. It ends with us by Colleen Hoover
  3. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  4. The personal librarian by Marie Benedict
  5. Cloud cuckoo land : a novel by Anthony Doerr



  1. These precious days : essays by Ann Patchett
  2. Ottolenghi Simple : a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
  3. Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
  4. Abundance : the inner path to wealth by Deepak Chopra
  5. Drop acid : the surprising new science of uric acid–the key to losing weight, controlling blood sugar, and achieving extraordinary health by David Perlmutter



  1. The madness of crowds by Louise Penny
  2. Mrs Pollifax pursued by Dorothy Gilman
  3. The amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
  4. Mrs Pollifax and the lion killer by Dorothy Gilman
  5. Mrs Pollifax, innocent tourist by Dorothy Gilman



  1. Dune messiah by Frank Herbert
  2. The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
  3. The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  4. Mistborn : secret history by Brandon Sanderson
  5. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir



  1. Elvis
  2. Thor. Love and thunder
  3. Jurassic World dominion
  4. Minions : the rise of Gru
  5. Where the crawdads sing



  1. The boys : a memoir of Hollywood and family by Ron Howard
  2. Fall : the mysterious life and death of Robert Maxwell, Britain’s most notorious media baron by John Preston
  3. Surviving the white gaze : a memoir by Rebecca Carroll
  4. The other side of the coin : the queen, the dresser and the wardrobe by Angela Kelly
  5. Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family by Mitch Albom



  1. These precious days by Ann Patchett
  2. Lucy by the sea by Elizabeth Strout

     3. Sparring partners by John Grisham

  1. Counterfeit by Kristin Chen
  2. Remarkably bright creatures : a novel by Shelby Van Pelt



  1. Ottolenghi test kitchen shelf love : recipes to unlock the secrets of your pantry, fridge, and freezer by Noor Murad
  2. Ottolenghi Simple : a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
  3. Salad freak : recipes to feed a healthy obsession by Jess Damuck
  4. Cheryl Day’s treasury of Southern baking by Cheryl Day
  5. Lidia’s a pot, a pan, and a bowl : simple recipes for perfect meals by Lidia Bastianich



  1. Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge
  2. Borders by Thomas King
  3. Welcome to the ballroom by Tomo Takeuchi
  4. Space Boy by Stephen McCranie
  5. The promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai



  1. The mortal instruments : the graphic novel by Cassandra Clare
  2. Tokyo ghoul by Sui Ishida
  3. Seraph of the end : vampire reign by Takaya Kagami
  4. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  5. Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

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