Books

The Deep

Up and coming horror author Nick Cutter’s up and coming new novel The Deep which only hit the shelves earlier this month just blew me away, folks. It’s a little over four hundred pages, but I found it to be an incredibly easy read- something I like to call a “popcorn” novel.

Book Hunters in Brief #58: Cliffhangers

In some venues--network television, for instance--we have grown to expect a season-ending cliffhanger. I mean, a lot of us still don't know who shot J.R., but we do know that half the world tuned in to find out. Then there are the cliffhangers we don't expect--the ones that leave jagged little holes in our lives that only one thing can fill, and we just have to wait (and wait and wait) until that no good, sadistic little...er...ahem...until the author puts out the next installment making our souls whole again.

This week Book Hunters offers some reads guaranteed to leave you hanging. You've been warned.

The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Most Popular Nonfiction for 2014

Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe most checked-out adult nonfiction book of 2014 is no surprise: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  But have you read the other books that made the top 5?  

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly

David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

 

2014 Comics Industry Person of the Year is Raina Telgemeier

Earlier this month, comics news blog The Beat announced the comics industry person of the year for 2014. Tallying votes from industry professionals from all over, Raina Telgemeier received the title.

Finalists Announced for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle awards are given to 6 categories -- autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.The award is judged by a panel of book review editors and critics and is one of the country's most prestigious awards. 

Read the fiction finalists before the winner is announced on March 12!

Teen Book Club – Pizza Party

If you are in grades 6-12 and love to read, you are invited to join the new Fairbanks Teen Book Club.  The group will meet once a month for a fun book related program, and you pick the books!  We’re starting the year off with a pizza party, where we’ll be watching book trailers and talking about the best books that we read in 2014.  Don’t forget to sign up at the library or by phone.

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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is the new book that everyone wants. It’s a suspense that has been compared to last year’s hit Gone Girl. You can get on the library’s request list, but it’s going to be a while before you get to read it. While you’re waiting, here’s some other books that are similar in tone and plot and you won’t have to wait!

Book Hunters in Brief #57: Celebrate the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19 is the day set aside to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrate him, in part, because he was one of those rarest of individuals: a courageous man of action who knew that, in the end, the power of his words was his best weapon against injustice. Those words did the near impossible; they spurred others to action--action, it must be remembered, that entailed great personal risk for those who chose to undertake it. Such was the power of his gifts that he gave others courage and resolve they might otherwise have lacked. And his words, nearly 50 years after his assassination, still have the power to change the world. What better way to celebrate Dr. King's life and works than to read those words. Below are several suggestions from Book Hunters.

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