“One time a boy kissed me and I almost died…This tagline first drew me into Close Enough to Touch,” says Erin from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries. Close Enough to Touch is a brand new contemporary romance novel by Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go.
Jennifer from the Amherstview Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed the memoir Unearthed: love, acceptance, and other lessons from an abandoned garden by Alexandra Risen, in anticipation of the author’s visit to the Napanee Branch on April 19th, 6:30pm.
Caitlyn Baker, a student page with the County Libraries, recently enjoyed 52 Reasons to Hate my Father, a YA novel by Jessica Brody.
Since February was Black History Month, the Amherstview Branch’s book club read books based on the themes of black history and culture. Jennifer, who leads the book club, chose to read Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, a great CanLit novel. It’s sci-fi and from 1998, so it could be considered a bit obscure. “Winner of several ‘best first novel’ awards, this novel weaves together elements of Afro-Caribbean culture, feminist science fiction, and magic realism,” says Jennifer.
“I See You is the highly anticipated page-turner by author Clare Mackintosh whose debut book I Let You Go caused quite a stir late last year,” says Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch. “It was hailed as the new Girl on the Train and proved to be extremely popular; in fact it is still in high demand. I just finished reading I See You and I predict that it will garner the same interest and be just as popular!”