Season Two of Netflix series The Crown drops today, and you may be inspired to choose your next read based on the drama played out through these fascinating characters and their situations:
Becoming Elizabeth II
Fiction about Women of Influence
Spotlight on Major Players
Holidays often mean time spent with family, and that can be joyous or…complicated. The oft-quoted Tolstoy, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” might apply, but even the happiest have their moments. If you are looking for solidarity or reassurance through other family dynamics, your options run from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. Choose from one of these groupings, or contact us for your own personalized flavor.
Home for the Holidays
We Are Our Past
Obsessed with Stranger Things? While you wait for season 3, try some of the….
… movies that inspired the show
…music from the TV series
… books that will give you similar “feels”
Paper Girls Volume 1
Brian K. Vaughn (writer), Cliff Chiang (artist), Matt Wilson (colors) & Jared K. Fletcher (letters)
We’ve sourced some staff favorites to get you in the mood for Halloween.
If it’s a ghostly, ghoulish or spine-tingling read you’re after, look no further than these creepy gems…if you dare!
Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint
In the Old Country, they called them the Gentry: ancient spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and dangerous. When the Irish emigrated to North America, some of the Gentry followed… only to find that the New World already had spirits of its own, called manitou and other such names by the Native tribes. Now generations have passed, and the Irish have made homes in the new land, but the Gentry still wander homeless on the city streets. Gathering in the city shadows, they bide their time and dream of power. As their dreams grow harder, darker, fiercer, so do the Gentry themselves.
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Days before a massive exhibition at the New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being murdered. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. The museum’s directors decide to go ahead with the bash in spite of the murders. Now museum researcher Margo Green must find out who or what is doing the killing.
Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion.
The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
And for those of you who want to sink your fangs into yet more great choices, here are more wicked good books…
William Peter Blatty
F. Paul Wilson
We’re now deep into National Reading Group Month, and there’s still so much to discuss! Perhaps your group has already tackled all fifteen books suggested in Part One, and you are eager for a different take. Allow us to introduce five additional categories with titles guaranteed to bring out your opinionated side.
Contending with the Unimaginable
Solve the Mystery
Challenge the Norm
Discussions in Translation
And the Award Goes To…
Interested in more suggestions? Stop by Fiction/AV/Teen Services on the second floor or ask online to visit our virtual desk. Also, check out titles in our book discussion collection, shop those available as Books-to-Go discussion kits, and help yourself to original questions and resources available through our website.