Catherine reviews The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, a novel which ponders questions of life and fate.
Marg, Supervisor of the Napanee Branch, reviews The Wolves of Winter, a new dystopian thriller by Tyrell Johnson.
"The Wolves of Winter by Canadian author Tyrell Johnson is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian thriller set in the not too distant future. The author has achieved excellent character and plot development in this atmospheric debut novel.
Canada Reads is an annual "battle of the books" competition organized and broadcasted by the CBC. During the program, five Canadian luminaries champion five different books, each extolling the merits of one of the titles. The debate is broadcasted over a series of five programs and at the end of each episode, a book is voted off the island. By day five, only one remains and it is billed as the book that all of Canada should read.
Shelby from the Napanee Branch suggests you give the classic novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury a try before its adaptation is released in theatres.
Karen Scott, Coordinator of the Library's Bath Branch, recently enjoyed The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, Alan Bradley's latest release.
Interested to hear what book releases are creating a buzz this month? The following are a few ‘hot off the press’ or ‘almost off the press’ books that you may want to keep on your radar.
Caitlyn, a student Page at the Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed Outliers: the Story of Success, one of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling books. Here is her review:
Kristin reviews Still Me, the latest book by beloved chick-lit writer Jojo Moyes, author of the bestselling Me Before You.
Maybe you read and loved a book a long, long time ago but can’t recall its title. Or maybe you noticed an intriguing book on television or in a magazine, but you didn’t think to write it down. You can picture that the cover is blue and some basic elements about the plot may come to mind, but that’s as far as your memory will take you. We’ve all been there!
Amherstview Branch's book club offers a truly unique book club experience!
Instead of focusing on a specific book, Amherstview Branch's book club centers on a particular monthly theme, allowing it's participants complete reading freedom.