Monday, March 22, 2010

April Book Club Selections

Middle School

4/1-Artemis Fowl, The Supernaturalist, and The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

4/8-Gifts and Powers by Ursula Le Guin

4/15-Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

4/22-Book Discussion Theme: Spies (Alex Rider, Evil Genius, Artemis Fowl)

4/29-Gary Paulsen books, including How Angel Peterson Got His Name, Woodsong, and Hatchet

High School

4/1-Paper Towns by John Green
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

4/8-An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

4/22-Looking for Alaska by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Friday, March 12, 2010

More Books Just In!

By popular request...

The Last Song and Dear John by Nicholas Sparks have both been made into movies as you can probably tell by the covers!  The Last Song comes out at the end of March and Dear John is in theatres now.

We have 2 new paperback copies of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold with the movie cover.  The new cover on the left seems to leave a little less to the's very ominous.  What do you think?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Just in!

Interested in going vegetarian or vegan?  Check out these two books we just got in:

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer is also the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

We also have in our collection:

Vegetarian Cooking Around the World and Student's Go Vegan Cookbook

You'll find these books along with many other great non-vegetarian cookbooks in the 641.5 area of the non-fiction books!

Book Recommendations?

After a nice long break and a short week getting back into the swing of the things we're refreshed and ready to go!  Now is the time we start making plans for next year, especially deciding what books are going to be monthly book club selections for middle school and high school.  What books have you read recently that you just couldn't put down and that you think everyone should read and discuss? We have some picks of our own but we'd love to know what yours are!