Just a Thought
The Readers' Roundtable met in October to discuss books that they've recently enjoyed. Below are some of their favorites.
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Local Souls by Alan Gurganus
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
After a short break, Readers' Round Table is back! This past meeting, participants enjoyed a lively discussion, sharing their favorites and what they have been reading recently. Please join us for the next discussion on Tuesday, October 29th at 2pm in the Meeting Room. All are welcome!
Titles that were buzzed about:
Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
Does literary talent run in families? It often seems so! There are not only quite a few famous author couples, but there are also famous authors who are the children of famous authors. Since they don't always use the same last name, it can be hard to pin down just who is related to whom, but if you're interested, we've compiled a little list for your perusal. It might be interesting to read their books in pairs and see if the style compares at all, or if they are completely different.
Nicole Krauss is married to Jonathan Safran Foer
We are frequently asked for audiobooks that are on the shorter side. Often people listen to these books while on road trips and would like to be able to finish the whole thing--or most of it, anyway--on their drive. But since the audiobook boxes are all about the same size it can be hard to browse the shelves and come up with something shorter as can be done when browsing print books. To aid in finding these titles, we've put together a list of audiobooks that are under six hours in play time. Enjoy!
Alexie, Sherman. Flight
If you're anything like me, you probably enjoy reading books about...well, books! Books about librarians or set in libraries, books about booksellers or bookshops, books about people who fall in love with one particular book or just with reading itself, books about rare or re-discovered books, maybe even just books about authors! If so, you're going to love this list we've compiled for you!
Banerjee, Anjali. Haunting Jasmine
Beinhart Larry The Librarian
Sept. 10: "The Dinner" 1--2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room
In Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner, what begins as a simple, though tense, dinner between two couples at a posh Dutch restaurant soon evolves into something much more sinister.The Dinner, rife with dark humor and an expertly-paced plot, is a gripping psychological thriller that will stay with you.
Oct. 8: "Mary Coin" 1—2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room
After another successful Readers' Roundtable meeting, we have even more great titles to share!
Here are some favorites from your fellow patrons:
Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (2nd time as a favorite!)
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III
It's summertime, and we don't want to read anything too heavy! Here's a few authors who will make you laugh:
Janet Evanovich & Carl Hiaasen
Christopher Moore & David Lodge
Douglas Adams & Terry Pratchett
Mark Twain & P.G. Wodehouse
Bill Bryson & David Sedaris
We just finished another successful Readers' Round Table discussion and have even more patron favorites to share!
The Rathbones by Janice Clark (Coming August 2013)
Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemirovsky
The Art of Hearing Heatbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki