If you’ve read Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen & need Readers Advisory to help you find the next book like it, may we suggest?
Not mad about “March Madness?” Here’s a tournament that will make book lovers cheer. The Tournament of Books, sponsored by The Morning News, sends (sweet) sixteen of the previous years top books through a series of eliminations to crown the top book (called The Rooster after David Sedaris’s brother). Each weekday in March, two books will face-off. The winner (judged by one of the panelists) will move on. Brackets are yet to be announced, but here are a list of the finalists:
At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
The Luminariesby Eleanor Catton
The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Long Division by Kiese Laymon
The Good Lord Bird by James mcBride
Hill William by Scott McClanahan
The Son by Philipp Meyer
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Winner of the Pre-Tournament Playoff Round
In March we’ll display the tournament board and contenders in the Library. In the meantime, get reading!
If this holiday season is leaving you feeling frantic and out of sorts, stop into the Villa Park Library and take a look at our books we’ve selected for our patrons to check out. This selection may be perfect for the Jekyll & Hyde person, the one who sings Frosty the Snowman one moment and the next, ready to put the decorations away. It’s called Making Spirits Bright and has all kinds of stories, from heart-warming tales that tug at your heartstrings to mystery novels with murder found under the mistletoe. Whatever your fancy, stop in today and find something to take your mind off the mayhem for awhile.
Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away and we still have plenty of books available to fill you up this holiday. Come in to the Villa Park Library and “gobble, gobble” a selection of books, from fictional stories and mysteries to cookbooks and party planning tips. We are open every day up to Wednesday, November 27th to help you fill a cornucopia (or a book bag) with seasonal selections for your Thanksgiving Day(the Library is closed that day). And we’ll reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 29th if you need to take a break from your post Thanksgiving shopping.
Thanksgiving: an American Holiday by Diana Karter Appelbaum
The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini
Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Thanksgiving Entertaining by Williams Sonoma
The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook by Reece Williams
Have you been following the buzz about Stephen King’s new novel, Doctor Sleep? Or have you read it yet? If you haven’t read the story or read about it, it’s a follow up to The Shining and what has become of Danny Torrance, the little boy in that very scary story from long ago. Now Danny is a middle aged man, a recovering alcoholic, and now has to save a young girl from a marauding cult who want to destroy her because she has psychic powers. While you’re waiting to check it out, May We Suggest some of the following titles to keep you busy:
Heart-Shaped Box Joe Hill
The Red Garden Alice Hoffman
The Messenger of Magnolia Street River Jordan
77 Shadow Street Dean Koontz
The Demonologist Andrew Pyper