If You Liked Gone Girl, Try…

Gone Girl is the hottest thriller of the summer. If you read it, loved it, and want more like it, then try these.

Killing me softly: a novel of obsession by Nicci French

Black out: a novel by Lisa Unger

Sister: a novel by Rosamund Lupton

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

Before I go to sleep: a novel by S.J. Watson

The breaker by Minette Walters

Author Maeve Binchy 1940-2012

Best-selling Irish author Maeve Binchy has died at the age of 72 after a short illness. She worked as a teacher before becoming a journalist, columnist and editor at the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and became a bestseller. A beloved author throughout the world, she was known for heart-warming books which explored family and human relationships with drama and humor. Binchy saw several of her works turned into movies, including Circle of Friends and Tara Road.

The copper beech by Maeve Binchy

The glass lake: a novel by Maeve Binchy

Heart and soul by Maeve Binchy

Small Town Series

Each of these titles is the first book in a series. If you like the small town and characters created by the author, you can visit again and again to find more romance, charm and fun in the same cozy locale.

Logan by Linda Lael Miller

The shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

Sunset bridge by Emilie Richards

Only his by Susan Mallery

Foodie Fiction for Kids

The case of the mystery meat loaf by David Lewman

Sleepy time crime by Sarah Hines Stephens ; illustrated by Art Baltazar

Hold the pickles by Vicki Grant

The great turkey heist by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Robert Papp

Ms. Leakey is freaky! by Dan Gutman ; pictures by Jim Paillot

Madame Pamplemousse and her incredible edibles by Rupert Kingfisher ; illustrated by Sue Hellard

Lunch & a Book August 2012

On Thursday August 9 at noon we'll be discussing:

Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."