October Book-O-Scopes

October 15th, 2018

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Your next read is in the stars!. It’s the spookiest time of the year. Let Allie, the Book Psychic, pick a scary book for you based on your star sign!

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
The Listener by Robert R. McCammon

Set in the Great Depression, this historical horror novel features a young black man who has a special talent for hearing things that aren’t there—including a child’s cry for help, which gets him involved in a dangerous kidnapping scheme.

Pisces: February 19 – March 20
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
Two decades after the lead singer of a heavy metal band skyrocketed to fame and left his bandmates in the dust, the story gets complicated when the bandmates find out their former friend’s success may have come at the cost of a person’s soul.

Aries: March 21 – April 19
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Fall into this story of 1970s teen detectives reuniting as adults in the 1990s. It’s a twisty, paranormal mystery that will make you nostalgic.

Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
Set in 1868, this is a prequel to “Dracula” that reveals both the author and the famous book’s origins. Written by a relative of Bram Stoker, and based on found notes and texts.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Written in dual narratives, one in Vermont in 1950, and the other in 2014, the book centers around a boarding school with a haunted past that a journalist wants to re-visit.

Cancer: June 21 – July 22
The Garden of Blue Roses by Michael Barsa
You’ll be entranced by this gothic story about Milo, who is haunted by the creations of his dead father’s horror stories.

Leo: July 23 – August 22
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror by Joyce Carol Oates

You’ll obsess over these six haunting stories, including one about a boy’s obsession with a doll after his cousin’s tragic death.

Virgo: August 23 – September 22
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
A reimaging of the fated Donner Party story, one of the most deadliest and disastrous western adventures in American history.

Libra: September 23 – October 22
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Jake and his girlfriend are on a road trip to see his parents, when there is a detour. Written from the girlfriend’s point of view, you’ll be treated to a twisty, thrilling story centered around relationships and fear.

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
From the author of the Newsflesh trilogy comes a new series about a young scientist Victoria and her crew who set out to find out why a film crew disappeared in the ocean while researching ancient sea creatures.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Get transported to Night Vale, a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and conspiracies are all commonplace. Based on the popular podcast.

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The real life horror of the Golden State Killer, whose disturbing crimes were left unsolved until this year, comes alive in McNamara’s true crime account.

If you want more personalized picks, try our reading recommendation service Book Mate! Fill out a short form about your likes and dislikes and one of our book experts will choose 3-5 titles for you. Who knows? They might suggest your next favorite book! Try Book Mate online or stop by any branch and pick up a form there!

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September Book-o-scopes

September 17th, 2018

film projectorYour next read is in the stars! Let book psychic Allie suggest titles based on your sun sign. Here are some recent books that have recently been adapted to the television or silver screen, or were just announced that they will be soon!

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Your desire for justice will draw you to this buzz-worthy Young Adult book about sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses the murder of her childhood best friend Khalil. The movie will be in theaters starting October 19, but the audiobook version is available right now on the Hoopla app. Download it today!

Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
This is a perfect mash-up for you: a romantic comedy about music, love, and loneliness. The movie was recently in theaters, and will be coming out on DVD in the next few months, so you have time to read the book.

Aries: March 21 – April 19
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series
Your active spirit will enjoy the Jack Ryan series, created by Tom Clancy. The political thriller series follows former U.S. Marine Ryan, who later joins the CIA. The TV show premiered on Amazon Prime on August 30.

Taurus: April 20 – May 20
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Shaffer’s book about a writer in post-WWII London who develops a relationship between a stranger through letters has delighted readers since its publication a decade ago. Taurus, you love a good love letter, so you’ll thoroughly enjoy this novel. Then watch the movie on Netflix after you finish!

Gemini: May 21 – June 20
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
A physician is called to oversee a patient at the crumbling Hundreds Hall, where the owners seem to be haunted by something more than an illness. This Gothic novel will captivate your imagination. The movie is in theaters now.

Cancer: June 21 – July 22
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
You’re sentimental, Cancer, and who better to pull on your heart strings than the incomparable Mr. Rogers? Learn about his life in this new biography. The movie edition, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is on DVD, so put it on hold at your local branch. Both the audiobook and the ebook are available on hoopla.

Leo: July 23 – August 22
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Pick up Patchett’s famous book about an American opera singer who is taken hostage while performing at a private concert for a rich industrialist in South America. The movie is out in theaters on September 14.

Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Mr. Mercedes: Bill Hodges Trilogy: Book 1 by Stephen King
Virgo, you love solving puzzles and crime. Dive into King’s high-suspense series about three unlikely heroes trying to stop a serial killer. Then watch the TV show; the first season is on DVD now. Put it on hold at your local branch today.

Libra: September 23 – October 22
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Meth Addiction by David Sheff
You are always there for the ones you love, so you’ll be engrossed in this memoir about a son’s addiction to drugs and a father’s persistent support.  The movie goes to theaters October 12.

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Halloween falls in Scorpio season, so a ghost story is a perfect match. Four characters arrive at the infamous Hill House—and one of them won’t come out. The adaptation hits Netflix on October 12.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
You love adventure, so pick up this dark comedy western set in the 1850s about two brothers who are ordered by their boss to kill a man. The movie is to hit theaters on October 12th.

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith
You’re a determined worker, so a procedural detective series featuring a war veteran with a chip on his shoulder and his dedicated assistant will surely entertain. The fourth book in the series, Lethal White, will be on bookshelves September 18. If you’d like to see the adaptation, it’s available on Cinemax.

If you want more personalized picks, try our reading recommendation service Book Mate! Fill out a short form about your likes and dislikes and one of our book experts will choose 3-5 titles for you. Who knows? They might suggest your next favorite book! Try Book Mate online at http://ow.ly/Xn9K30fBOi6, or stop by any branch and pick up a form there!


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