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On Hold.  Read It. Now What?

When browsing through hundreds of titles, it can be overwhelming to pick a book by its cover.  With the increase in eBook and downloadable audio book users, getting a new release can be challenging.  So, why not revisit an old favourite or add a former bestselling book to your list of Want-to-Reads that you might have missed. Here are some titles to get you started…

BIOGRAPHY:  Night by Elie Wiesel recounts time spent in concentration camps, Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls tells the story of leaving a dysfunctional family and thriving, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou tells us how a young girl triumphed over adversity through her strong spirit and ideas of great authors, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand shares an underdog story of a crooked legged racehorse and Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is the story of a man born free who is kidnapped and kept in bondage for 12 years.

CHICK LIT: The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a story of three ordinary women that are about take an extraordinary step.  Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty focuses on dangerous little lies that can turn lethal.  Me Before You by JoJo Moyes is a novel that asks, ‘What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?’   Night Road by Kristin Hannah is an emotionally complex novel that raises complex questions. Magic Hour by Kristin Hanna grips you in the struggle to save a young child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation.

CRIME:  The Weight of Silence by Heather Gundenkauf is a disturbing novel of child abduction.  The Client by John Grisham is an unusual legal thriller where the client is an 11-year old child.  Power in the Blood by Michael Lister introduces John Jordan, a prison chaplain as the story’s investigator.  Naked in Death by J.D. Robb begins a futuristic mystery series.  Lockdown by Sean Black is noted as being a high concept conspiracy thriller.

BOOKCLUB FAVOURITES:  Room by Emma Donoghue is told through the eyes of five-year old who has lived his entire life as a captive, in one room.  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is a love story set in the circus world circa 1932.  The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger was a debut novel that raises questions on life, love and the effects of time on a relationship.  The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards is a story of the lives of twins separated at birth.  The Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is toted as a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. Written in prose and laced with dark humour, Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay shares the lives of a group of a radio station.

Stay tuned, we have more book suggestions coming your way soon!

Submitted by Paige Turner.

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