This is an exciting time of year for the publishing industry. Below are finalists and winners of some of the major book awards.
National Book Award Finalists (winners will be announced on November 19th)
Man Booker Prize Recipient
Nobel Prize in Literature Recipient
And of course, the Maine Readers’ Choice Award! This year’s winner was Donna Tartt for her novel, The Goldfinch.
Do you enjoy a good ol’ fashioned ghost story around this time of year? Something a little suspenseful but not too gory? Then try some of these books for Halloween-time…or any time you need a scare!
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
It seems that we have not written a post in a while. Things have been very busy at the library and we hope that you will accept our apologies!
The “best of” lists are out! Check out some of the summer reading lists below!
New York Times Book Review
What are you reading this summer?
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
This book was recently on the big screen in an adaptation starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. I was surprised to see it in our collection, because I didn’t know it was originally a work of fiction. The story takes place over a long Labor Day weekend in a small New Hampshire town during a heat wave. A single mother and her twelve-year-old son bring home an escaped convict from the local Pricemart. The story that unfolds in those few days would forever change the course of their lives. Written with suspense, and such poetic insight, you are constantly wondering is this really happening? And what is going to happen when all is said and done?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys just a really good love story.
The GPL book clubs are reading the following books for June:
Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 pm
The Color of Water by James McBride
Evening Book Club
Wednesday, June 25 at 6:45 pm
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
New members always welcome!