Below are the results of a survey of CPL staff on the books that made them laugh. You might have to put some on hold, they are very popular!
Forrest Gump: a novel by Winston Groom
One for the money by Janet Evanovich and the rest of the Stephanie Plum series
The color of magic by Terry Pratchett
The rest of her life by Laura Moriarty
The midwife's confession by Diane Chamberlain
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The weight of silence by Heather Gudenkauf
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The chaos code by Justin Richards
The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Antiques disposal by Barbara Allan
A killer in the wind by Andrew Klavan
Least of evils: a Percy Peach mystery by J.M. Gregson
Looking for yesterday by Marcia Muller
The old gray wolf by James D. Doss
Unnatural habits: a Phryne Fisher mystery by Kerry Greenwood
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), think about reading an Irish author or about Irish history.
One great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday is to participate in Read Across America by reading to your child this evening. You can also watch Seuss videos or play games on the Seuss-themed website Seussville.
The language of flowers: a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck — Slender, potent, and engaging, the book unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden death is the reason for her lonely vigil. She remembers defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a mathematician-a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories-real and imagined-Tuck reveals the intimacies, secrets, and joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.
Hen Lit is grown-up chick lit with an older heroine who probably has a kid or two and a mortgage. But she’s still just as much fun as her twenty-something chick lit sisters.
The generous gardener by Trisha Ashley — Living in an idyllic Welsh village with a handsome husband and a loving daughter, 40-something Fran March has reason to be happy with her lot. Then her daughter, the result of an unforgettable one-night stand, starts asking awkward questions about her "real" father.
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Abandoned by her husband, Venetia Summers is not alone. Living in a dilapidated house in Norfolk, she is surrounded by her three children, a houseful of animals, and a garden run amok.
Savannah blues: a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.
The burning edge by Rick Mofina
Mystery Writers of America presents vengeance by edited by Lee Child
The darkening field by William Ryan
Ghoul interrupted by Victoria Laurie
Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
Freight train by Donald Crews
Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
In the tall, tall grass by Denise Fleming
The aviator's wife: a novel by Melanie Benjamin — Ms. Benjamin will speak at Nicola's Books on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00PM
The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Hummingbird Lake: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream by Neil Young
Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe
String of pearls by Madge Swindells
An absolute scandal: a novel by Penny Vincenzi
The deep blue sea for beginners: a novel by Luanne Rice
Invitation only: a novel by Kate Brian
The A-list. 1 by Zoey Dean
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
Would I lie to you: a Gossip Girl novel by created by Cecily von Ziegesar
Jealous? by Melissa de la Cruz
Splendor: a Luxe novel by Anna Godbersen
2013 Printz Award Winner:
In darkness by Nick Lake
2013 Printz Honors:
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz