Ever noticed how often food is mentioned in a mystery story?
Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. This month's reading selection is:
Water for Elephants: a novel by Sara Gruen — Surprising, poignant, and funny, Water for Elephants is that rare novel with a story so engrossing, one is reluctant to put it down; with characters so engaging, they continue to live long after the last page has been turned; with a world built of wonder, a world so real, one starts to breathe its air.
Copies of Water for Elephants will be available to pick up beginning Wednesday, August 24.
Also, check out our Inspirational Books Suggestions on our "Books and More" Page and our Inspirational Bundles.
If you liked Harry Potter, then give these a try:
Stolen by Sarah Prineas; illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo
The hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
The lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
If you liked books like the Warriors series, then try these:
The capture by Kathryn Lasky
Varjak Paw by S.F. Said; illustrated by Dave McKean
Redwall by Brian Jacques; illustrated by Gary Chalk
If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then try some of these titles:
Let's pretend this never happened: by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton
Tales from a not-so-fabulous life by Rachel Renee Russell
Middle school is worse than meatloaf: a year told through stuff by Jennifer L. Holm; pictures by Elicia Castaldi
A covert affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant
Once upon a river: a novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell
The fires of the gods: a Sugawara Akitada mystery by I.J. Parker
The last stand [sound recording]: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
The piano teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
Scared to Death by Wendy Corsi Staub
Rizzo's Fire by Lou Manfredo
The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson
Ring of Guilt by Judith Cutler
Book groups: Tried Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits? Each kit has 8 books and a resource guide containing book discussion questions, author information, and articles relating to the book. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at 734-397-0999 ext.
Cutting for stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese. A great title for book clubs, this is the story of twin brothers born of a secret union beween an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Ethiopia. They are orphaned by their mother's death and father's disappearance but share a fascination with surgery. The story moves between Addis Ababa and New York City and is filled with medical details. Love, betrayal and tragedy provide an unforgettable read.
Hooray for Amanda & her alligator! by words and pictures by Mo Willems — Who can resist a book by Mo Willems? Not me! Here we find Amanda and her alligator friend, who is not that great at being patient but is tremendously talented at being hilarious and entertaining. The illustrations here are in Willems' trademark deceptively simple style and will draw you in no matter what your age. Don't miss this one!