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July 4, 2020

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What are you reading?

As he prepares for the bar exam Origin by Dan Brown is on his night stand

By Darlene Bowers
Join us this summer as the Ada Public Library and the Ada Icon team up to share favorite books from readers of all ages all over the region.

David McCardle

“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.” 
―Terry Goodkind

Name: David McCardle, ONU Law student preparing for bar exams

David McCardle’s favorite books are the Sword of Truth Series of books by Terry Goodkind. This best selling epic series has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

The story involves a rather mundane forest guide, the woman he loves and challenges in a bewitching world where war and treachery abound. The series weaves an electrifying action story with violence, adventure, war and treachery that also makes readers think while influencing their choices and their actions.

McCardle explains, “It’s a creative series with great character development.”

Origin by Dan Brown is the book David McCardle is currently reading. Five other books David recommends are:
• Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (fiction, fantasy)
• Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy Guerra (fiction, nuclear warfare)
• Dark Tower Series by Stephen King (fiction, fantasy, thriller)
• The Da Vinci Code by  Dan Brown (fiction)
• Inferno by Dan Brown (fiction)

So what are your favorite books? What books do you recommend to others? Join in, fill out the Ada Icon/Ada Public Library Favorite Book Survey (see attachment below) and submit your recommendations. Let’s start a reading revolution or at least have a spectacular time sampling all sorts of reads and exploring the Ada Public Library.