Books

Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Atascocita's book club, Lunch 'n' Lit, will meet Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  Join us!

The Overlook

I’m continuing on with the Harry Bosch series. In The Overlook, Harry is called out to his first case since he joined the Homicide Special squad. Dr. Stanley Kent has been murdered and it looks like a terrorism case. Dr. Kent had access to medical radioactive substances, used to treat cancer patients. As the case unfolds, it looks like someone invaded his home, tied up his wife, and then sent threatening pictures to his phone. He was sent a message to retrieve the radioactive substances and bring them to the Mulholland Drive overlook, or else his wife was going to be killed. Now his body is lying there and Harry has to figure it out. Of course, the FBI is involved, and Harry’s former lover, Rachel Walling, is one of the FBI agents he has to work with. I enjoyed reading about Harry and his struggles. I wasn’t surprised upon finding out who the murderer was, but I enjoyed the story. 


Cover of The Overlook

 

Recently Added Favorite!

I’m so excited because we’ve just added books from one of my favorite authors, Penny Reid, to the library’s collection.  Penny wrote her first book,

Book Hunters in Brief #75: Remembering

Book Hunters offer these suggestions for your Memorial Day reading.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M Poole

War by Sebastian Junger

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Shultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

The Soldiers’ Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War by Samuel Hynes

A Gift of Valor: A War Story by Michael M. Phillips
 

We at Harris County Public Library would like to express our gratitude to the families of the men and women who have fallen in service to this country. We are forever in your debt.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Mark Twain"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement."

Title to be discussed: any novel by Mark Twain.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30pm.  The time has come to either dust off one of your childhood favorites or venture into the less-known writings of Mark Twain.  During their next meeting, the Page Turners will discuss several of his novels and compare their plot and style.  Come and see if the great American writer has really killed most of his adjectives.

Writer Spotlight: Erik Larson

If you enjoy historical nonfiction, don't miss the work of New York native Erik Larson. Larson's brand of narrative nonfiction has been a hit on many bestseller lists, starting with a book written in 1999 recalling the Great Storm of 1900 in Galveston. He currently occupies the #10 spot on the New York Times nonfiction list with his latest book,

History Lovers' Book Club

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

 

A criminal who feigns insanity is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

Book Hunters in Brief #74: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This week, the Book Hunters want to celebrate the contributions to American culture made by people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. And there are plenty. Consider this: were it not for Asian Americans, this land of capitalism with a capital "C" would have no tycoons. Then, consider this: our Marines wouldn't be gung ho. And this: we would have no cousins living out in the boondocks. And finally consider this: without the contributions of Asian Americans, we wouldn't even have that most American of vegetables: ketchup.

Masters of Suspense Book Club

She's Leaving Home

 

London, 1968:  The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles’ Abbey Road recording studio.

Bear Creek Book Club: Summer Hiatus

The Bear Creek Book Club will be taking a hiatus for the summer.  They will be returning on a new date and time this fall.  They will meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM.  Their first meeting will be Monday, September 14th at 7:00 PM to discuss the book The Signature of All Things b

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