Tuesday, May 30, 2017


DC Comics is celebrating Wonder Woman on June 3rd.  This year she turns 75 and will be featured in her first solo film.

The movie will be released June 2 and stars Gal Gadot as Diana Price/Wonder Woman.  The movie will introduce you to Wonder Woman when she was just Diana, a princess of the Amazons and a trained warrior.  A pilot crashes and tells her of the war waging in the outside world, and Diana will leave home to fight and discover her powers and her destiny.

Want to help celebrate Wonder Woman?  Pick up one of these books today!

Children's Fiction:

Wonder Woman to the Rescue! by Courtney Carbone
Wonder Woman Wrestles Circe's Sorcery by Matthew K. Manning
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Wonder Woman: Amazon Warrior by Steven Korte
Wonder Woman: An Origin Story by John Sazaklis

Adult Graphic Novels:
Wonder Woman Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka
Wonder Woman, Earth One by Grant Morrison
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson
Wonder Woman: The War Years, 1941-1945 by Roy Thomas

Adult Nonfiction:
Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

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Monday, May 22, 2017


Next month's book club will discuss Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult.  Picoult is a best-selling author and has published over 20 novels.  Her latest, Small Great Things was published last year.

Leaving Time is the story of Alice Metcalf, a scientist who studied grief among elephants.  Years after her disappearance, her daughter Jenna decides to look into her mother's disappearance.  Jenna contacts a disgraced psychic and a detective for help.  Did Alice abandon her family, or did something else happen to keep her from returning home?

If you like Jodi Picoult, you might want to try one of these books.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
The World Below by Sue Miller
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg
Blessings by Anna Quindlen
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

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Monday, May 15, 2017


Happy Mother's Day!  Even though Mother's Day happened over the past weekend, we can keep celebrating this week.  Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother or mother-figure of the family.  It gives us a chance to honor the influential women in our lives and reflect on our bonds with our mothers and other female relatives.  In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Keep the spirit of Mother's Day going by checking out one of these books today!

Adult Books:
Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
I was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids by Trisha Ashwater
Mother, Daughter, Me by Katie Hafner
A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter
The Mother-Daughter Project by SuEllen Hamkins
Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Children's Books:
The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus
My Mom Has X-Ray Vision by Angela McAllister
My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi by Filomena Gomes
My Mother is So Smart by Tomie DePaola

Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
If You Hold My Hand by Jillian Harker
T.Rex and the Mother's Day Hug by Lois G. Grambling
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

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Monday, May 8, 2017


This month we are reading Janet Evanovich's One for the Money for Book to Movie Club.  This is the first book in the Stephanie Plum series that follows Stephanie Plum on her journeys as a bounty hunter.  This is a popular series with a new entry due out this November: Hardcore Twenty-Four. Katherine Heigl stars in the 2012 movie adaptation.  

If you have already read One for the Money, or if you have read the entire Stephanie Plum series, you may want to give one of these books a try.

Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
If Looks Could Kill by Kate White

Or, you could read some of Janet Evanovich's other series:

Alexandra Barnaby (Metro Girl)
Cate Madigan (Hot Stuff)
Fox & O'Hare (The Heist)
Full (Full House)
Knight & Moon (Curious Minds)
Lizzy & Diesel (Wicked Appetite)
Stephanie Plum Holiday  (Visions of Sugar Plums)

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Monday, May 1, 2017


I am a huge fan of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles, so when her new book came out, I knew I had to read it.  Meyer's latest, Heartless, is the origin story of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.  Did you ever wonder why the Queen of Hearts was such a terror?  Heartless tells us the story of Catherine, a talented baker who has no interest in becoming a queen and what happens to change all of that.   

Want more Wonderland?  Give one of these books a try!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll - This is where Wonderland begins. Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865, and in 1871, Carroll published the sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.  Both stories follow a girl named Alice and they both play with logic and riddles. 

Splintered by A.G. Howard - Alyssa Gardner, a descendant of Alice Liddell, fears she may be mentally ill until she discovers that Wonderland is real.  If she can pass a series of tests, she may be able to fix Alice's mistakes and save her family from their curse.

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin - This novel follows Alice Liddell as she looks back on her life: a childhood in Oxford to becoming a widowed mother.  She thinks about who she is and how she became immortalized as Alice in Wonderland.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire - When Alice went down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found Wonderland.  But, what about the world she left behind?  How did that world react to her disappearance?  Ada, a friend of Alice's, is on her way to visit her friend when she falls down the rabbit hole herself.  She sets out to find Alice and return home from the surreal world of Wonderland.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter - Alice Bell's life changes in a heartbeat.  That's all it took to turn things from blissful to tragic.  Her father had been right; the monsters are real.  In order to avenge her family, Alice must learn to fight the undead, and to survive, she must learn to trust Cole Holland.

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor - After her evil aunt kills her parents and takes the throne, Alyss Heart is forced to flee from Wonderland.  She escapes to Victorian Oxford and lives as Alice Lliddell while she waits to return to Wonderland and claim her rightful throne.

The Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes - This is the story of the Queen of Hearts.  In this version of Wonderland, Dinah is the princess who will one day rule Wonderland.  She has yet to see the darkness of her kingdom, and she only longs for her father's approval and a future with the boy she loves.  When a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is thrust into Wonderland's dangerous political game.  She must stay a step ahead of her enemies to keep her crown and her head.

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