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Book Lover’s Day!

Book Lover’s Day was Thursday, October 27th!  The program was very well attended, and enjoyed by all.  We’ll be posting a wrap-up post with the list of books that were presented and the presentation slide show in the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled!

Feel free to comment on this post or the wrap-up post with your favorite books of 2016!


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Read-a-Likes: Stuart Woods

If you like Stuart Woods’ engrossing, page-turning thrillers with a cinematic sensibility, try these authors:

Jeffrey Archer
David Baldacci
Stephen J. Cannell
Mary Higgins Clark
Harlan Coben
Michael Connelly
Nelson DeMille
Robert B. Parker
James Patterson
Lawrence Sanders
Sidney Sheldon
Scott Turow



Read-a-Likes: J.R. Ward

If you like J.R. Ward’s paranormal romances with an irresistible combination of passion and adrenaline-fueled danger, try these authors:

Lara Adrian
Patricia Briggs
Kresley Cole
Christina Dodd
Christine Feehan
Jacquelyn Frank
Jeaniene Frost
Laurell K. Hamilton
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pamela Palmer
Lynsay Sands
Gena Showalter
Nalini Singh



Read-a-Likes: Brad Thor

If you like Brad Thor’s complex thrillers full of politics and international intrigue, try these authors:

Glenn Beck
Ted Bell
Alex Berenson
Andrew Britton
Ben Coes
Vince Flynn
Mark Greaney
Brian Haig
James Wesley Rawles
Brad Taylor


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Book Lover’s Day is Tomorrow!

Book Lover’s Day is tomorrow, October 27th!  The program is completely full, so if you’re unable to attend, keep your eyes peeled for a post in the next few days.  We’ll be posting the list of books that were presented, and the presentation slide show.

Feel free to comment on this post or the wrap-up post with your favorite books of 2016!



October Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of October, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Holiday Pot Luck,” located on the left book cube, is fiction based around all the year’s holidays, with a side focused on the upcoming holiday of Halloween.

“Sarcasm,” located on the center book cube, are books that have that most misunderstood of sensibilities.  The accompanying bookmarks (which are free to take home) define it this way: sarcasm /särˌkazem/ noun – the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

“Guitar Greats,” and “We’re More than Just Music,” located on the CD display cube, is music focused on guitar performance.  Also located on one side of the CD display cube is “I Fall to Pieces,” music focusing on the upcoming holiday of Halloween.

“Halloween,” located on our corner display, is books in the horror genre.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!  This display until recently was “Epicurean Mysteries,” cozy mysteries centered around food and recipes.

The fiction film wall contains “Halloween Horror,” movies to frighten and delight on Halloween.  The nonfiction film wall is “October is National Adopt-a-Pet Month,” which features documentaries, how-tos, and films about cats, dogs, and other adoptable kinds of pets.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Make Mine…Crime Fiction


Crime fiction can exist in several different genres, as well as having subgenres, but the common thread is that the book must have a crime as its driving force.  Whether the reader likes mystery, suspense, or thriller, crime fiction has a case to solve.

If crime fiction interests you, these authors tend to write in this genre:

James M. Cain
Raymond Chandler
Robert Crais
Chris Culver
Harlan Coben
Patricia Cornwell
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Tana French
Sue Grafton
Dashiell Hammett
James Hankins
John Harvey
P.D. James
Stieg Larsson
John Le Carre
Elmore Leonard
Henning Mankell
Jo Nesbø
Louise Penny
Ian Rankin
Kathy Reichs
Ruth Rendell
Michael Robotham
Dorothy Sayers
Mickey Spillane
Scott Turow
Barbara Vine

Read-a-Likes: Danielle Steel

If you like Danielle Steel’s heartwarming, fast-paced romantic tales with strong protagonists, try these authors:

Barbara Taylor Bradford
Diane Chamberlain
Jackie Collins
Barbara Delinsky
Eileen Goudge
Fern Michaels
Belva Plain
Luanne Rice
Nora Roberts
LaVyrle Spencer
Nancy Thayer



Read-a-Likes: Nicholas Sparks

If you like Nicholas Sparks’ poignant, easy-to-read prose with a romantic tone, try these authors:

Richard Paul Evans
Connie May Fowler
Emily Grayson
J. Lynne Hinton
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Karen Kingsbury
K.C. McKinnon
James Michael Pratt
Jeanne Ray
Jeffery Stepakoff
Robert James Waller



Read-a-Likes: John Sandford

If you like John Sandford’s consistent delivery of riveting characters and intense, richly-layered thrillers, try these authors:

Raymond Benson
James Lee Burke
Michael Connelly
Jeffery Deaver
John Dunning
Hugh Holton
John Katzenbach
Owen Laukkanen
David L. Lindsey
James Patterson

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