Fiction

Goodreads Choice Awards 2014

On December 2 the popular website, Goodreads, announced its 2014 Choice Awards. These awards are nominated and voted on by users of the site. Following is a list of some of the winners. How many did you read this year?

FICTION

Landline, Rainbow Rowell

Though they still love each other, Georgie and Neal's marriage is in trouble. Two days before they are supposed to take their two kids to Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, something comes up at Georgie's job and she can't go. When Neal takes the kids anyway, Georgie wonders if their marriage is over. But when she finds a way to communicate with Neal in the past, she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she's supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

 

Book Hunters in Brief #46: Books for People Who Aren't Afraid of Being Scared

Nobody really knows why some of us get such pleasure from being scared out of wits, but writers like Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Clive Barker, and others have made comfortable livings making us uncomfortable. In honor of the holiday, HCPL's Book Hunters offer some ghoulishly good reads that are definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Round 1 Starts Today!

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Round 1 of our March Madness: YA Book Bracket kicks off today in the Kingwood Library's Teen Area.  Vote for your favorites and see who moves up the bracket to the championship matchup.  There will be 4 rounds including the Championship matchup.  Each round for voting will last a week, starting today, March 10.  Vote online by clicking here or in the Teen Area.  Questions?  Ask Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 
 

Name that Genre

Northwest Branch has a book club which reads most of the fiction genre. The book club is named Reader’s Perspective. Books include romance, legal drama, historical fiction, mystery and when possible the new fiction releases. In our club you do not purchase the books, they are supplied through the library. We are readers of like mind, who like to read and talk. It is a very relaxed book club. We meet every fourth Monday of the month. Would you like to be a part of the book club? Come by the library and pick up your book. We will discuss Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker on April 22nd at 2:00 PM. Come join in the fun.

More Marvelous Middle Readers

I had a great response from my last blog Mixed Matched Middle Readers for mature readers.  So, I wanted to share a few more titles on this level that I think you will also enjoy.  Please make a comment below if you are interested in a  specific genre and would like additional suggestions.   

Christmas Stories for Grown-ups

There’s no question that children are a big part of Christmastime festivities.  But that doesn’t mean the adults have to be left out.  Lots of authors write Christmas novels for us grown-ups.  Some of the most prolific writers of Christmas fiction are Debbie Macomber, Anne Perry, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Check out the Christmas books by them and others on our “Jingle Bell Reading” display.

Squirrels of New York

Squirrels of New York
October is Squirrel Awareness Month and there is a varied and robust Literature of Squirrels Stories as I noted last week. As I was reading through the many delightful examples available at the library, I discovered a number of stories with a common setting. They were squirrel stories set in New York City, in the borough of Manhattan, and specifically in the parks of that borough, with the most frequent setting Central Park.

Classic Creepy Codices and Spine-Tingling Stories: a Continuation & Sequel*

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*You Were Warned Before And Now You Are Back For More?

Classic Creepy Codices and Spine-Tingling Stories: a Continuation & Sequel / compiled by Dr. Henry Armitage, Chief Librarian, Miskatonic University, as a Warning to Stay Away from Knowledge of Forbidden Things That You Would Sleep Better If Didn’t Know About!

Would you like #7?

Are you a big fan of Sookie Stackhouse but can't remember the name of the seventh book in The Southern Vampire Series? How about No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency?

Starting at the Freeman branch, we offer patrons bookmarks on various series. These bookmarks list the title of popular series in numerical order. Please visit the Reference area near the Second Floor Information Desk at Freeman to pick up your very own series bookmarks.

So far, we offer bookmarks for the following series:

Swedish Crime Wave

Swedish crime and mystery fiction books are now in high demand - thanks to the success of Steig Larsson's Millennium trilogy.
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