Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gone Girl Readalikes

 Gone Girl Readalikes

The best selling novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  is now a hit movie.  There has been so much buzz over the book that people want to read something just like it.

Here is a list of similar books that you may like if you loved Gone Girl.

 Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
A family amusement park outing turns into a terrifying nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance    

 The Dinner by Herman Koch
An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal.  

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner 
Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, or "Charlie," knows she only has four days to live. Her two childhood best friends were murdered in their homes on the same date and time, at 8 pm on the 21st of January the previous two years.

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane 
A compelling and menacing page-turner about a murdered child and a vigilante killer, featuring complicated friendships and the quest for vengeance
The Breaker by Minette Walters
 A woman’s body washes on a beach in England and evidence shows she was murdered. At the same time her little daughter is found wandering in a nearby village, screaming at any man who approaches her. A tale of psychological suspense
Before I go to sleep by  S. J Watson
 An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
 After being summoned to treat a patient at dilapidated Hundreds Hall, Dr. Faraday finds himself becoming entangled in the lives of the owners, the Ayres family, and the supernatural presences in the house
Watch me die by Erica Spindler
 Mira finds her life and career are blossoming years after the loss of her husband in Hurricane Katrina, but everything changes when she is attacked by “The Preacher,” who is soon after found dead, leading Mira to become a suspect for the murder of her own assistant, and she’s seeing mirages of her dead husband.
The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner.
 When a teacher goes missing, family secrets emerg
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick.
A wealthy man advertises for a wife but she isn’t what she appears to be.
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
This book is about a cheerleading team and a suspicious suicide
Garnethill by Mina Denise
Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one morning to discover her therapist-boyfriend dead in the living room. She now finds herself the prime suspect in his murder.
Defending Jacob by Willian Landay When his 14 year old son is charge with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son.
The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison
Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. He is a committed cheater, she lives and breathes denial. But when Todd decides to play for keeps she has nothing less to lose as the couple heads for catastrophe.
 Place a hold on one of these books today available at the Lincoln Public Library!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just thought I would Share this funny Youtube Clip on A Book

This  clip was brought to my attention today and it made me laugh. I hope you like it!



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lynn Kositsky - Local Author to speak on Thursday October 23rd

Author Talk -Lynn Kositsky

Lynne will read from and talk about her writing, and sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

  Thursday October 23 @ 7 pm
Fleming Library, in TLCC Meeting Room

Vineland resident Lynne Kositsky is an award-winning Canadian poet, author, Shakespeare scholar, and former teacher. Her 2004 Holocaust novel, The Thought of High Windows, received rave reviews and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Youth. Her Our Canadian Girl Series, Rachel: A Mighty Big Imagining, won an award from the International Youth Library in Munich. Lynne’s recent YA novels include The Plagues of Kondar, With Fearful Bravery, about Jewish refugees accepted in Shanghai during World War II (inspired by the story of Hannelore Headley, who owned a bookstore in St. Catharines for many years), and Minerva’s Voyage, which was influenced by the author’s interest in Shakespeare. She recently appeared at Toronto’s prestigious Word on the Street festival.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Scarry Stories for Halloween

Here is a sneak peak of our newsletter. Pick one up today!

Tis the season to be scared! Check out these suggestions from library staff, if you dare...


In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is suggested by Jill, who adds “I chose this well-written title because it was the first adult book that I read as a teenager that truly frightened me.”


The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey is Jennifer D.’s pick. She          describes it as a deliciously witty, light-hearted picture book about a beleaguered dachshund who shows just how brave a wee dog can be.


Margaret finds anything by John Saul pretty scary, since his work seems to be all about haunted houses and exorcisms. Some John Saul titles are House of Reckoning, The Unloved, and  Faces of Fear.


Katie has picked something for everyone: check out Boo by Robert Munsch; The Shining and its sequel, Dr. Sleep, by Stephen King; Coraline by Neil Gaiman; the Bunnicula series by James Howe; Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger; everything by     Edgar Allan Poe and the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix.


Favourite scary stories from Graveside Al. Janice is a big fan of the late Alan Maitland, of CBC Radio fame. As “Graveside Al”, his selections in this anthology include frightening tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anne Rice, Roald Dahl and even Lucy Maud           Montgomery.


Jessica suggests the Young Adult title, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, which is both scary and a romance. Sounds       intriguing!


The Graveyard Book, is Leanne’s scary choice for a perfectly spooky Hallowe’en read. It has murder, ghosts and a creepy    cemetery but has the fun twist of the ghosts being the heroes, who raise a human boy and protect him from a killer.


Dana’s choice is Frankenstein by Mary   Shelley. She adds that she chose it “because Mary Shelley’s detailed description of the creature brought a vivid image to my mind that sent shivers up my spine!”