Just a Thought
The Readers’ Round Table met in late June to discuss favorite reads and recommendations. This literary discussion group will meet again in the library’s meeting room at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th. The group is open to everyone, and we hope that you can join us!
Here are some recommendations from the last meeting:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Young adult author John Green has won the acclaim of teens and adults alike with his body of work. His realistic, often intense stories explore big issues and small, and feature introspective characters who examine and reexamine their own lives and relationships and come to new understandings over the course of the story. Characterized by witty dialogue; strong use of humor; and flawed, quirky, but relatable characters, Green’s novels simultaneously provoke laughter and tears in his readers.
Having just finished the fifth installment of the endlessing entertaining Flavia De Luce series by Alan Bradley, I thought this would be a good time to promote an oftentimes underappreciated genre, the Cozy Mystery. "Cozies" are a subgenre of crime fiction, usually set in small communities and feature amateur sleuths who have great senses of humor. What's not to love, right?
Lunatics by Dave Barry
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
8 by Dustin Lance Black
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Why Read Moby-Dick by Nathaniel Philbrick
Well, it’s 2013, amazing as that may seem, and most people are looking ahead to the new year, making their resolutions…and resolving not to break them this time. But before we move forward, let’s take a moment to look back over the last year and remember some of the great novelists and writers who passed away. Though they themselves are gone, here’s to hoping their great works of fiction and nonfiction survive for many years to come!
2012 has seen a lot of wonderful novels, many of them by well-established authors. But there have also been quite a few break-through successes for brand-new authors. Many of the most popular and well-reviewed books of the year have been debut novels from first-time authors or authors who had only published short stories or memoirs previous to their novelistic success. Here’s hoping the years to come bring more great novels from these rising stars!
Torres, Justin. We the Animals