Monday, November 28, 2016


L.M. Montgomery (Lucy Maud) was born November 30, 1874.  In honor of her birthday, we will be showing the 1934 movie Anne of Green Gables on November 30th at 1:00 p.m.  Montgomery is most often remembered as the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, but she was also the author of other novels, short stories, and poems.

For more information on L.M. Montgomery and her work, visit

Anne of Green Gables Series

Looking for a similar read?  Give one of these books a try!

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm
Heidi by Joanna Spryi
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Monday, November 21, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving week!  Thanksgiving takes place on the fourth Thursday of November each year in the United States.  It is a time for thankfulness and reflection.  For many it is a time spent with family and friends.

And, of course, we are celebrating with a book list!

Thanksgiving Reads for Adults
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience by Melanie Kirkpatrick
The Maverick's Thanksgiving Baby by Brenda Harlen
Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well by Sam Sifton
Thanksgiving Prayer by Debbie Macomber
The Loner's Thanksgiving Wish by Roxanne Rustand
A Catered Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford
Vegan for the Holidays by Zel Allen
A Great and Godly Adventure by Godfrey Hodgson

Thanksgiving Reads for Children
Grace's Thanksgiving by Lisa Bullard
Happy Thanksgiving by Margaret McNamara
Thanksgiving Mice by Bethany Roberts

This Is Thanksgiving by Harriet Ziefert
The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katherine Kenah
Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten by Barbara Park
Dora's Thanksgiving by Sarah Willson

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Monday, November 14, 2016


In December, our book club will meet to discuss Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley.  This novel is considered a literary classic, specifically with regard to dystopias.  Brave New World looks at a futuristic world where all emotion, love, and individuality have been replaced by social stability.  Years later, Huxley reassessed his own work in Brave New World Revisited.

Aldous Huxley wrote novels, short stories, poetry, and essays.  A list of his novels is below.

Crome Yellow
Antic Hay
Those Barren Leaves
Point Counter Point
Brave New World
Eyeless in Gaza
After Many a Summer
Time Must Have a Stop
Ape and Essence
The Genius and the Goddess

Looking for more work like Brave New World?

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
1984 by George Orwell
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin
Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Monday, November 7, 2016


Robin LaFevers is the author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy.  His Fair Assassin is a young adult series that takes place in medieval France and follows the lives of assassin nuns who serve the god of Death.

Her other novels are published under the name R.L. LaFevers, and they are written for middle grade readers.  For more information on this author and her work, visit and

Young Adult Novels:

His Fair Assassin Trilogy
1. Grave Mercy: Ismae escapes from an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain.  While at the convent, she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts.  If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death.

2. Dark Triumph: Sybella's duty as Death's assassin forces her to return home to a place she had finally escaped.  The skills she learned at the convent are not enough to comfort her in the place that nearly drove her mad.  Can she find something other than vengeance to live for?

3. Mortal Heart: Annith has patiently watched her sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their missions in the name of St. Mortain while waiting her own turn.  But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress - to be kept in the convent.  Feeling betrayed, Annith decides to go out on her own... 

Loved His Fair Assassin?  Try one of these read-alikes today!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Middle Grade Novels by R.L. LaFevers:

Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist
1. Flight of the Phoenix
2. The Basilisk's Lair
3. The Wyverns' Treasure
4. The Unicorn's Treasure

Theodosia Thorckmorton
1. Theodosia Throckmorton and the Serpents of Chaos
2. Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris
3. Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus
4. Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh

Lowthar's Blade
1. The Forging of the Blade
2. The Secrets of Grim Wood
3. The True Blade of Power

Stand Alone Novels
Werewolf Rising
The Falconmaster
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