Fiction

Book Hunters in Brief #67: Girl Power: Tween Edition

It's a little strange, but perhaps not altogether surprising, that some of the people who have most shaped us as human beingss are not real people in the flesh-and-blood sense of that term. If parents and guardians, teachers and coaches, older sisters and brothers and all our other role models teach us practical lessons about how we should carry ourselves in world, our fictional heroes teach us how to dream.

This week, the Book Hunters offer some strong heroines for tweens.

14

I listen to a lot of audiobooks since I spend a lot of time in the car and 14 was a title I picked up recently. The author is Peter Clines, well known for his post-apocalyptic super hero series Ex-Heroes, and the narrator, Ray Porter, is top notch.

The Girl With All The Gifts


The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey is a beautiful and tragic drama, a poignantly asked question of what it means to be human. And it is chillingly scary. This is the book you can actually loan to that friend who never goes with you to horror movies because they're "dumb" or "shallow".

Bird Box

How would you protect yourself from an unknown force that would drive you mad to even look at? And what would you do if that force had spread across the planet, leaving no place out of doors safe?

Revival

I’m a little late to the party, but have you guys picked up Stephen King’s book Revival? (Don’t drop it, you’ll break your foot.) If you haven’t already read this literary behemoth, then you’re definitely missing out.

Best Reads of 2014 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  We're running a little late this year, but the HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2014.  For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

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ANTI-VALENTINES DAY PARTY FOR YOUNG ADULTS

 February can get you down with all the emphasis on Valentine's Day and the joys of coupledom. We're here to prove that singles have more fun! So join us for a fun night of games, awkward Valentines, and silent raving! **Bring your MP3 player/phone and a pair of headphones to participate in the SILENT RAVE.

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

Book Hunters in Brief #52: Winter is Coming.

Winter is coming.

But this being the Texas Gulf Coast, winter is an intermittent proposition. This week HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters offer some books that will put a little nip in the air--even if it is only fictional.

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