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Help from non-self help

October 4, 2018
Catherine

I don’t generally read a lot of self-help, but I do read a lot of non-fiction titles that just so happen to have lessons that can be applied to everyday life. The following are some books that are not technically self-help (except for one!) but will be helpful to the reader nonetheless!

Staff Picks: The Beauty of Darkness

September 26, 2018
Catherine

Kristin loved Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles series -- especially this final book in the series! Here is her review of The Beauty of Darkness:

In The Beauty of Darkness, Mary E. Pearson has given us a thrilling conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Remnant Chronicles! I have been in love with this series and the unforgettable characters found within ever since I read the first book. Now with the first and second installments behind us, the author has given us one final book to wrap up this fantastic trilogy.

Staff Picks: Into the Black Nowhere

September 4, 2018
Catherine

Andree Duval recently enjoyed Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner, a gripping thriller in the Unsub series that will have you binge-reading all night long. Here is her review:

Vote for Evergreen Award 2018

September 4, 2018
Catherine

The Evergreen Award reading program is comprised of the best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults of any age. It is one of eight programs that form the OLA’s Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program of its kind. Over 250,000 Canadians participate each year in the Forest of Reading.

10 Interesting Facts about Books

August 16, 2018
Catherine

From the ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland was once banned because it features talking animals!) to the shocking (1 of 4 American haven’t read a book in the past year!), I love learning fun facts and trivia about books. Here, I have rounded up some of the most interesting:

Staff Picks: Beneath a Scarlet Sky

August 14, 2018
Catherine

Here's Andree's review for Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a unforgettable true story by Mark Sullivan:

Staff Picks: Her Pretty Face

August 10, 2018
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed Her Pretty Face, a new novel of psychological fiction by Robyn Harding. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Man Who Loved Libraries

August 1, 2018
Catherine

Kristin recently read (and loved!) The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen. Here is her review:

Romantic reads for summer

July 24, 2018
Catherine

Aside from the mystery genre (in all of its forms), romance is easily the most popular genre of the book world. Circulation statistics for our romance books at the library have always been steady but with the advent of library e-books being offered in the last couple years we are seeing just how significant is the demand for romance among our readership.

Staff Picks: The Life We Bury

July 24, 2018
Catherine

Shelby, a Library Page at the Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins. Here is her review: