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Readers AdvisorHey!  I'm Lisa G - your guide to "What Do I Read Next?".  Look around this page to find ideas for your next read.  Many of our lists are hand-selected and linked to the catalog, making it easy to place requests.  Have a blast!
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Best Books of the Year Print Email

Jacket covers from three books on this list: A Tale for the Time Being, Frozen in Time, and Parasite.Brought to you by Amazon ... as the "best of 2013" lists commence!  Looking for something great to read?  Sort the list by topic, rating, or tag to help match your interests.  Top ten hits according to Amazon editors are: 

1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 
2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 
3. Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
4. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 
5. Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia
6. Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
7. Tenth of December by George Saunders 
8. The Son by Phillipp Meyer
9. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout 
10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

 
Remembering JFK Print Email

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There are literally dozens of new books about John F. Kennedy's presidency and assassination being published this fall for the fiftieth anniversary.  One of them, End of Days by James Swanson, is a meticulously researched account of President Kennedy's murder and the subsequent capture of Lee Harvey Oswald.  Swanson examines the minute-by-minute history of what happened in Dallas and explores how the event continues to permeate American culture and consciousness.  Check out our list of other new Kennedy titles, fiction and nonfiction, as we remember him fifty years later.

 
Star-Crossed Lovers Print Email

Copy of Atonement by Ian McEwan

Cover of Romeo & Juliet

Cover of Ron Rash's The Cove

Cover of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Cover of Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay by Annie Proulx

Have you read many of these titles?  If so, test your memory in this star-crossed lovers quiz posed by Bookish!  Not to mention that this makes a rather nice reading list if you enjoy stories of soulmates struggling at the hands of fate ... click on any title to view in the library catalog.

Cover of The Time Traveler's Wife

Cover of Wuthering Heights

 Cover of Fault In Our Stars by John Green

 Cover of Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cover of A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

 
Nancy's Literacy Breakfast List Print Email

Photo of Nancy Pearl

highlight of the Whatcom Literacy Council's Annual Literacy Breakfast is guest speaker Nancy Pearl sharing some of her favorite reads.  If you missed the breakfast this year, here is "the list" (which contains her recommendations from last year's breakfast as well.)  Visit the WLC website for more information about the important work they do in Whatcom County.  Bravo to all the literacy tutors and learners out there!

 
Perfect Holiday Meals Print Email

Jacket cover of Ree Drummond's new cookbookFeeling anxious about your meal plans for the upcoming holidays?  Never fear, Ree Drummond is here!  Known for her wildly popular blog, The Pioneer Woman, Drummond is also a cookbook author and host of a popular Food Network show.  Her new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, is filled with 140 recipes and full menus tailored to compliment each major holiday, from a full Thanksgiving turkey feast to Christmas rum cake to New Year's Day healthy resolution smoothies.  Drummond can help take some of the stress and guesswork out of holiday meal preparation so you can have more time to sit back and enjoy the occasion.

 
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