January is the perfect time to look forward to a beach and a book! Now is the time to put your holds on those summer blockbusters that will be published in June and July.
Check out Dear Fahrenheit 451 : love and heartbreak in the stacks : a librarian's love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life by Annie Spence. This book is exactly as described.
We all enjoy Rudolph, Frosty, and the Charlie Brown specials around the holidays, but how about getting in the spirit by picking up a holiday book that appeals to adults? As for classics, my favorite holiday story is Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory followed closely by the more somber Hans Christiaan Anderson's
I don’t like horror stories containing graphic violence, but around Halloween, I like to read a gothic novel. How are they different than the average scary book? To my mind, gothic novels rely heavily on setting, often an old abbey or monastery, an old house or a ruin of some kind. Also, there is usually a naïve young woman or girl in peril. They are scary and suspenseful, but it tends to be a subtle terror.
Every librarian has unusual or “quirky” books cross their desk. But, for the most part, readers may not even know they exist unless the titles get media coverage. For example, we received recently a title called What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories by Laura Shapiro.
Summer is the perfect time to listen to a book! Audiobooks are great for travelling, walking, jogging, or just doing housework. How do you pick a title? Try the Earphone Awards winners from Audiofile magazine. Here are some selected titles from this year’s winners.
Hello, I have been remiss. I just realized I haven’t blogged since June. But, I have been reading a lot in the meantime. I can heartily recommend Jennifer Chiaverini’s Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth.
Do you read for information, to learn a new skill, or to find out more about the human experience? Check out these popular nonfiction titles publishing this summer!
There are a number of eagerly anticipated novels arriving just in time for beach reading! Google “best books summer 2017” to find multiple lists, but to save you some time, here are titles that appear on most of those lists.
There are a number of film adaptations of books coming out this summer. One you may not be aware of is a teen novel called Everything, Everything by Nicola Yun. It’s about a girl with an immune disorder confined to her home who falls in love with the boy next door.