Readers Advisory

Vintage by Susan Gloss

Posted April 16, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

“At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women whose lives the store touches. A small-town girl with a flair for fashion, Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone.  An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it.” publisher


Readalikes for Vintage:

Astor Place VintageStephanie Lehmann

Three Sisters – Susan Mallery

The All You Can Dream Buffet - Barbara O’Neal

The Perfume Collector Kathleen Tessaro

Handmaid’s Tale – Read Alikes

Posted April 14, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory

If you enjoyed reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale,  here are some books that are sure to please:

Magnify Your Reading-books for guys who like large print books

Posted April 14, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Books For Guys Who Like Large Print BooksIf you like reading and find that the large print books are good for tired eyes, stop in at the Library for our latest display in the Large Print section, featuring books for guys who like large print books.  If you want to search at home for suggestions, here’s a list below to get you started.

Books for Guys Who Like Large Print Books

The Bone Yard - Jefferson Bass

Deadly Stakes – J.A. Jance

A Plague of  Secrets – John Lescroart

The DefectorDaniel Silva

May We Suggest-Dystopian Worlds

Posted April 13, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading



A dystopian society is a community that is undesirable and usually run by a totalitarian government.  The characters in these stories end up fighting back because of the intolerable conditions.  So, if you’ve read Divergent, or The Hunger Games, and are wondering what stories about dystopian worlds are available for adults, may we suggest the following titles for your reading pleasure?


Pure – Julianna Baggott

Ark – Stephen Baxter

The Office of Mercy - Ariel Djanikian

Forever Peace - Joe W. Haldeman



Handmaid’s Tale – Points To Ponder

Posted April 7, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Prior to reading our book discussion pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, here are some questions to consider. Hope to see you on Thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm for the discussion.

  1. The society in the novel is not ideal, but are there any parts of society that are an improvement over ours?
  2. Do men have it any better than women in this novel?
  3. Who has the power in Gilead?
  4. Why scrabble?
  5. What do you think of Offred’s relationship with the Commander? With Nick?
  6. What did you think of the ending?
  7. Does the title bring anything to mind?
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