Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Looking Ahead Jan-June 2018: Book Choices

Here's our previous lists (minus the books we read or decided didn't appeal to us).  If you have an additional suggestion, please add it. Thanks!!

  • January - Change Your World... an inspirational book that could be a biography or autobiography (Marion)
         - some options include:
    • Between Gods by Alison Pick... one woman's discovery that she is really Jewish and how she struggles to make sense of her heritage, faith and family in the midst of depression
    • I Hate to Leave this Beautiful Place by Howard Norman (a memoir about the laughter and heartache in one man's strange, unpredictable life)
    • Queen of the Air by Dean N Jensen (a biography that may inspire a new fitness routine?!)
    • Some Assembly Required (a true story of a woman's first grandson and how he changes her life)
    • Run, Hide, Repeat by Pauline Dakin (a women spends her childhood on the run; and then her adulthood discovering why and learning to forgive)
  • February (Melissa)

  • March - Library Kit... hostess chooses her top 3 picks; then the HPL gives us whichever of these 3 are available (Shelagh)
  • April - The Lastest Buzz ... one the most talked about novels of the year; any genre or age level as long as there is some buzz around the book lately (Sherrie)
         - some options include:
    • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese - the Canada Reads winner this year!
    • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood - brand new title! ###
    • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - a best-seller and award winner about 3 musicians in China
    • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur - a collection of both poetry and prose about survival; about love, loss and what it means to be a woman.

  • May - Forgotten Favorites... a classic children's novel; sometimes we push the boundaries on "classic" and read the hottest new book for Middle Graders instead. (Tamara)
         - some options include:
    • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame... another classic with a subtext about the wonder of reading and writing books
    • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher... a modern classic for teens dealing with the aftermath of a suicide and the basis for the very controversial Netflix series by the same name
    • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool... a Newbery Medal Winner; Abeline discovers secrets that change her view of her father and herself; and she changes the town she's visiting too
    • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley ***

  • June - Celebrate Canada... a Canadian author writing a story that takes place in Canada - past or present (Tessa)
         - some options include:

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