Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by SEgan on Tue, Jan 05
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, January 4. There were 10 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. Circe by Madeline Miller Red Pill by Hari Kunsru Jack by Marilyn Robinson The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall Verity by Colleen Hoover ...
Posted by SEgan on Tue, Dec 29
If you like a mystery/thriller with a blend of romance, then the genre, romantic suspense may be for you. Some romantic suspense stories maybe heavier on the suspense whereas others maybe heavier on the romance, but they all deliver a fast paced story complete with looming danger and full of tension. Interested in checking out some other romantic suspense stories? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists. Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner Find a copy in the catalog A...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Dec 18
It should come as no surprise that the staff of Barrington Public Library are book lovers and reading fiends! We are always talking about books and recommending new reads to each other, so this year we thought it would be fun to share our top picks of 2020 with you. Below you will find a list of our staff's favorite books that they read in 2020 as well as links to the catalog and/or eZone so you can check them out yourself. If you want some more reading recommendations, check out our Staff...
Posted by BHanley on Thu, Dec 10
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, December 7. There were 8 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Malorie by Josh Malerman Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride ...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Dec 04
If you are in the mood for an immersive book you can dive into, multigenerational family sagas are a great option. These stories allow you to get to know a character and their descendants over several decades and across the world, with a focus on how time changes us and shapes our experiences. The people we want to become aren’t necessarily the people we are, and generational books do an excellent job helping us understand that gap and seeing where we come from. Interested in checking out some...
Posted by SEgan on Tue, Nov 17
Do you ever want a book you can curl up with and enjoy a hot cup or coffee or tea (or wine, we aren't judging) and escape into a story filled with small town charm, quirky characters, and mysterious occurances? Look no further than these cozy mysteries!  If you have never read a cozy mystery before, you are in for a treat! Cozy mysteries, or "cozies," are a crime fiction subgenre for the more faint of heart. You won't find any gory details or sordid affairs here! Instead you will be greeted...
Posted by BHanley on Thu, Nov 05
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, November 2. There were 8 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles.  The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (audiobook recommended) The Dutch House by Ann Patchett The Everlasting by Katy Simpson Smith (audiobook recommended) I Give It to You...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Oct 26
Set in 1950s Mexico, Mexican Gothic follows Noemí Taboada, a young anthropology student who, after receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin, Catalina, begging Noemí to save her from some impending doom, travels to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside where Catalina cousin lives with her husband and his family.  High Place is home to the Doyle family - Howard, the old and imposing patriarch of the family, Florence, the unwelcoming woman-of-the-house, Virgil...
Posted by BHanley on Mon, Oct 26
What better book to pick up for the spooky October season than Home Before Dark by Riley Sager? Maggie Holt’s father has recently died and left her a surprise in his will: Baneberry Hall. Maggie is shocked as she thought the home had been sold years ago, especially after her family’s harrowing and supernatural experience living there. Her family’s time was documented in her father’s fictional book titled, House of Horrors, and this book and the house has dogged Maggie all her...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Oct 20
Outdoor Adult Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Thursday, October 15. There were 6 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles.  Deacon King Kong by James McBride Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump by Martha Brockenbrough Unwind...

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