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Big thrills in 2019

January 2, 2019
Catherine

If you are always on the lookout for something fresh and exciting to read, you may want to consider reserving one of the following thrillers to be released early in the New Year.

Staff Picks: Bird Box

December 19, 2018
Catherine

Here Shelby reviews Bird Box by Josh Malerman, a horror novel which has been recently made into a film airing on Netflix. 

Books to curl up with

December 19, 2018
Catherine

On cold, dreary days, there’s nothing better than a warm fireplace (or well-lit Christmas tree), a cup of hot tea, and a good book. That’s just an undeniable fact. If you are interested in a few “wintery” books ideas to curl up with, read ahead.

Staff Picks: Vicious Cycle

December 17, 2018
Catherine

Here's Jackie's review of Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock, which can be reserved at your branch of the County Libraries:

A reader's review

November 27, 2018
Catherine

Once in a blue moon I receive a note from a reader asking me to review something for this column, or hoping to share a book they have loved. One such note came from Rosamund Hyde of Tamworth. She sent a lovely little write-up about Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery, a book she describes as “a hidden treasure within a well-known body of work.” She gave me permission to share her review here.

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

Staff Picks: My Oxford Year

November 8, 2018
Catherine

Kristin, a member of the library's Relief team, recently enjoyed My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan, which she describes as "a sweet debut novel of self-discovery and first love."

Staff Picks: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

October 25, 2018
Catherine

Marg Wood recently enjoyed the recent bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, which she describes as a "truly powerful, heartwrenching story of endurance." Here is her review:

Goodreads users will want to check out this handy tool!

October 18, 2018
Catherine

As a Goodreads browser you are probably used to discovering all sorts of great new books to read but if you have ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to know whether a book you are coveting is available at the library, read ahead...

Staff Picks: The Other Woman

October 17, 2018
Catherine

Marg is big into thrillers. One of her recent favorites is The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, a fast-paced and twisty domestic thriller. Here is here review:

Read-alikes for popular books

October 16, 2018
Catherine

There have been plenty of BIG books this year; that is, books so popular that it is difficult to keep up with demand. While some of the titles featured below have cooled off a bit in recent months, they still have plenty of readers raving about them. Read ahead to find out if any of your 2018 favorites have made the list, and consider trying another book that shares many of the same themes or reading appeals.