Books and Reading

If You Like Books by Karen Robards ...

Karen Robards's style of romantic suspense and domestic fiction sugests that these titles may appeal to you:

"Mrs. Kimble" by Jennifer Haigh 

If You Like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ...

Here are a few suggestions for other funny, touching, books:

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Siddalee Walker needs her mother's help with a play she's writing about
women's friendships, so Vivi sends her the letters, photos, journals,
and souvenirs from the Ya-Ya sisterhood. This group of girlfriends was
wild and clever--and stuck in a small town where they were expected to
raise babies not Cain. (catalog summary)

If You Like Horror Books ...

A web resource for the scoop on good works of horror is the
list of Bram Stoker Award winners (and nominees) from the Horror Writers
Association. The lists go back to 1987, so there's plenty of choice!

Their website: http://www.horror.org/stokerwinnom.htm#2003

If You Like the Harry Potter Books ...

I enjoyed the Harry Potter series and have found these other titles enjoyable because of the characters' relationships and adventures: 


"The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan (Book 1 of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series)

If You Like The Time Traveler's Wife ...

If you liked "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, you might enjoy the following:

Ahern, Cecelia PS, I Love You
"Holly has always depended on her husband's practical advice to keep her going and despairs when she loses him to brain cancer, until a package arrives filled with advice for carrying on with her life without her beloved husband." (summary from Novelist)

If You Liked The Da Vinci Code ...

 Posted - 06/14/2004 : 8:26:40 PM 

If you liked the religious conspiracy aspect of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci
Code, then you may like:

Celebrate Children's Book Week: May 11-17

Children's Book Week is a time to celebrate books and reading in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, and homes. How will you and your family mark the occasion?

After Hours Storytimes

After Hours Storytimes

Most library programs for preschoolers take place on weekday mornings.  But if you or your spouse is at work then, how can you bring your child to storytimes?

Poetry Books for Kids

          Poetry books are well represented on library shelves and eagerly checked out by readers raised on Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. Fans of their humor and wordplay will love Adam Rex’s two monstrous poetry collections, “Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich” and the brand-new ”Frankenstein Takes the Cake.” Each book features poems about famous monsters – Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, Bigfoot – and their trials and tribulations. 

Jane Austen: A Timeless Nonpareil

Although Jane Austen lived and wrote 200 years ago, she is as popular as ever. Popular culture has kept her books and her life alive through new movie adaptations of her books, continuances of her stories, biographies of her life, and fictional accounts with Austen or her works as a source of inspiration.