Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM. No registration required, participation encouraged.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — January 9th
Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay — February 13th
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian — March 13th
The dog stars by Peter Heller — April 10th
The round house by Louise Erdrich — May 8th
Happy Holidays! Our next book discussion is Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2:00-3:00PM in Group Study Room A,. We will be discussing CANADA by Richard Ford. Copies will be available beginning Friday, December 19; request a copy from a librarian at Canton Public Library's Information Desk.
Canada by Richard Ford.
Want to win tickets to see Mockingjay Part 1? Answer a few trivia questions about the book and you will have a chance at the tickets. The trivia sheet in located just across from the Catching Fire display (next to the new books). Winners will be contacted by phone.
The wicked girls by Alex Marwood
Abroad by Katie Crouch
Broken Harbor by Tana French
And when she was good by Laura Lippman
The silent wife: a novel by A.S.A. Harrison
Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French
Under a silent moon: a novel by Elizabeth Haynes
Here are some great books for 12th grade, complete with fiction and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!
The fall by Bethany Griffin
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
We were liars by E. Lockhart
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Sex and violence: a novel by Carrie Mesrobian
Here are some great books for 11th grade, complete with fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!
The diviners by Libba Bray
The impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Why we broke up: novel by Daniel Handler ; art by Maira Kalman
Dr. Bird's advice for sad poets by Evan Roskos
September girls by Bennett Madison
The coldest girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Here are some suggested reads for tenth grade, with fiction, historical fiction, graphic novels and everything in between. make sure to also check out our other high school lists!
The story of Owen: dragon slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston
The midnight dress by Karen Foxlee
The summer prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
If I ever get out of here: a novel with paintings by Eric Gansworth
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Killer of enemies by Joseph Bruchac
A brief history of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
The fault in our stars by John Green
Reality Boy by a novel by A.S. King
Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen
Hole in my life by Jack Gantos
The Arnifour affair by Gregory Harris
Buried by Kate Watterson
Death stalks Door County by Patricia Skalka
All things murder by Jeanne Quigley
Bloom and doom by Beverly Allen
An event in autumn by Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Fans of Mankell's Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, will enjoy this story set just before Wallander's final case.
The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession by Dana Goldstein. Everyone has an opinion about America's public schools and the responsibility of its' teachers. Would you be surprised to learn teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries?
A share in death by Deborah Crombie. This is the first in Crombie's long running Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. It's been on my To Read list for awhile and I thought it's time had come. Nominated for an Agatha Award.
Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Not all princesses dress in pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Yolen; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin
Amazing Monty by Johanna Hurwitz; illustrated by Anik McGrory
Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems
The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley
Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts]
Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper
Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton
Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl by Rosenstiehl, Agnès
Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs
The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti
Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles
Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci
M is for mitten: the Michigan alphabet book by Annie Appleford ; illustrated by Michael Monroe
Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee
Where'd you go, Bernadette: a novel by [kit] / Maria Semple — Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle — and people in general — has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence — creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
Silver Bay: a novel by [kit] / Jojo Moyes — A surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town. On the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past, but the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves — if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love-never deserve to love-again. For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal-an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn't quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes's signature humor and generosity.
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion — Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, designs the Wife Project: a sixteen-page survey to find his perfect partner. Don quickly disqualifies Rosie Jarman as a candidate, but agrees help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love, it finds you.
A bigamist's daughter by Alice McDermott
Buster Midnight's Cafe by Sandra Dallas
Echo by Francesca Lia Block
Flight behavior: a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
The round house by Louise Erdrich
The flight of Gemma Hardy: a novel by Margot Livesey
The mercy rule by Perri Klass
The beginner's goodbye: a novel by Anne Tyler
Imogene's antlers by David Small
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash by Sarah Weeks ; pictures by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
The silly book by Babette Cole
Big chickens by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Henry Cole
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by written by Judi Barrett ; and drawn by Ron Barrett