Children at the Library Summer Reading Program give a whole new meaning to the saying “walking on egg shells” as they walk on actually eggs for an experiment.
A big box of books arrived this week and it is a great mix of the old and the new!
Those “old” authors include Jude Deveraux’s new book “For All Time”, Dean Koontz’ “The City”, Anne River’s Siddons’ title “The Girls of August’ , Chris Bohjalian’s new book “Close Your Eyes and Hold Hands” and Dorothy Garlock’s “Take Me Home”.
“New” authors include the amazing JoJo Moyes new book “One Plus One”.
You may have read Moyes’ previous books “The Girl You Left Behind” and “Me Before You”, which were amazing.
Of her new work Amazon says “One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.”.
Another new author, Darcie Chan, has a good old fashioned, well written tale to offer in her book “The Mill River Recluse”.
In nonfiction, we have “Murder on a Lonely Road”, which is a true crime story about a murder in Nixa, Missouri.
“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown is the tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who beat the odds with their success at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
A New York Times Bestseller for weeks, this book will surely grab you.
Finally, from the New York Times bestselling author of “An Altar in the World”, Barbara Brown Taylor’s “Learning to Walk in the Dark” provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers.
Many of our books are purchased with donations made in memory of loved ones.
This month memorials were given for Margaret Ann Watts Herring by Larry & Kayla Carter, Barb James, Carol Ricks and the First Christian Church.
We also received memorials for Virginia Riffle from Craig and Phyllis Cox, Vera Placker and Carolyn Black, Maria and Bob Laird, Kim and Doc Wilson, Joe and Peggy Briscoe, Taylor Terrace Residents, Mary Grace Hill, Mindy Reed, Kathryn Ricks and Berneta Riffle & Brenda Ross.
The Summer Reading Program continues now through August 2.
There is a program every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for children in grades K-5.