The Great American Read

Created by PBS, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ explores and celebrates the power of reading with a nationwide conversation about America’s 100 best-loved novels. The book list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres, and subject matter and includes books from as far back as the 1600’s and as recent as 2016 for adult and younger readers.

See how many books you have read on the list
and vote for your favorite here!

To read a book from the list, stop by the library and choose one from our GREAT AMERICAN READ display

Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us for our next book The Guernsey Literary and the Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and
Annie Barrows. Books are available at the library for check out.

I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….Read more.

Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book When We Found Home by Susan Mallery

This is a very heartwarming story of three siblings who were brought together by their grandfather to become one family. How these three strangers of different ages and different backgrounds are transformed into one happy family is the bases of this story.  The author’s writing style had me wanting to read chapter after chapter way into the night.

There is Malcolm, who was moved into his grandfather’s mansion at an early age. Keira is brought to the mansion when she is only twelve years old. Her grandfather is delighted to have found her but Malcolm is not so sure. Callie, a young woman in her mid-twenties, is the last one to join the family. She has been living a very quiet life, staying out of any kind of trouble. She is also a convicted felon … Read the full review

 

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