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Posted by Elisa on April 24, 2020
Are you looking for something to read RIGHT NOW? Here’s a list of recommended reads that have copies reserved just for Blue Mountains patrons. All links open in the Ontario Library Service Download Centre and can be read in a browser or with the Libby or OverDrive apps. If you’ve never used OverDrive before, we’ve got step-by-step instructions, videos and one-on-one tech help.
Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill A darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity--and then her life--when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park. Winner of the Giller Prize. Borrow it now.
Blood of Elves, The Witcher Saga, Book 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski If you enjoyed the popular fantasy series “The Witcher” on Netflix, this is the first book in the beast hunter’s story. Borrow it now.
Circe by Madeline Miller A modern retelling of the story of Circe, an immortal witch in “The Odyssey”. At heart, it is the story of a woman’s emotional life. An international #1 bestseller. Borrow it now.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Funny novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his girlfriend to Singapore. You may have seen the movie? Now read the book? Borrow it now.
The Cuckoo's Calling, Cormoran Strike Series, Book 1 by Robert Galbraith A guaranteed winner for fans of detective fiction. First in the series by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Cormorant Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacot solve mysteries in modern day London in this massively popular series. Borrow it now.
Daisy Jones & the Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audio book) A fun book about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in the 60s and 70s. One of the best books of 2019, it will soon be a miniseries on Amazon Prime. The audio book features an ensemble cast led by Jennifer Beals and Benjamin Bratt. Borrow it now.
The Harry Bosch Novels, Books 1-3 by Michael Connelly An omnibus collection that includes “The Black Echo”, “The Black Ice” and “The Concrete Blonde”, this eBook is a great option if you like detective series but don’t know about Bosch, an anti-authority LAPD detective who lives in a condemned house on the side of a cliff. Perfectly excellent detective fiction. Borrow it now.
His Dark Materials Omnibus by Philip Pullman This edition contains all three novels in this classic series of imaginative fiction: “The Golden Compass”, “The Subtle Knife” and “The Amber Spyglass”. Although these books are often categorized as young adult fiction, the underlying themes of free will and original sin resonates with readers of all ages. In 2019, BBC listed it in their “100 novels that shaped the world.” Borrow it now.
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston Bestselling narrative non-fiction from Douglas Preston (yes, half of novelist duo Preston & Child). It’s the story of Theodore Morde, who returned from the Honduran rainforest in 1940 with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God. Part medical mystery, part Indiana Jones style adventure. Borrow it now.
The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers The Hoel Family has taken a photograph of a chestnut tree every year for the last century in this novel that earned Richard Powers the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Borrow it now.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline An exciting science fiction/adventure novel set in 2044 about a young man on a quest in virtual reality. Packed with fun 80s nostalgia and better than the Stephen Spielberg movie it inspired. Borrow it now.
Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris This tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, who is put to work marking his fellow prisoners. According to New York Times, this bestselling novel and unlikely love story is mostly true. Borrow it now.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks A story of a zombie invasion in the form of diary entries and newspaper articles. Once you pick it up, you will not be able to put it down. Fun fact: Max Brooks is the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. Entertainment Weekly says “it’ll grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist.” Borrow it now.