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Oct 16

Spooky Season Reading Recommendations by Andrea Lorenz

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 16, 2020 at 3:10 PM by Genesis Gaule

Even though I am a huge wimp, I still love to dip my toe into horror stories this time of year. There’s something about the fall -- the skeletal trees, the gusts of wind rustling leaves on the ground, the chill in the air -- that draws me to the spooky. Lucky for me, and for you, we’ve got a wide range of horror – titles for those who want the mildest of scares all the way up to hardcore scary gore-core. If you’re looking to dip your toe in too here are a few titles that are my Goldilocks level of horror (not too tame, not too scary, just right).

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

(Science Fiction WENDIG) Chuck Wendig weaves a tale that is oh-so-prescient in Wanderers. A young girl gets out of bed one morning and starts walking. She doesn’t talk or respond, just walks. And soon others join her. A flock of sleepwalkers begins a cross-country journey, no stops for food or rest, just a relentless push forward. They’re protected by “shepherds” – family and friends who follow the flock, determined to find out what’s wrong, determined to protect them. For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it.

The Outsider by Stephen King

(Mystery KING | eAudiobook) When Flint City’s beloved Little League Coach, Terry Maitland is implicated in a gruesome crime, the whole city reels. Terry Maitland, the English teacher, a murderer? No one can believe it. Though Maitland has an alibi, Detective Ralph Anderson orders a quick arrest – he has Terry’s DNA all over the scene. As the investigation expands and evidence proving Maitland’s alibi surfaces, more questions than answers emerge. How can one person be in the same place at the same time? I was drawn to The Outsider by its description of a confounding murder investigation, but I stuck with it as it twisted into a search for a supernatural predator. (And Holly Gibney – you’ll want to meet Holly Gibney!)

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

(eBook) If you like a little humor with your horror, check out the Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. When a mysterious and handsome stranger moves into Patricia Campbell’s quiet neighborhood in Charleston, she’s intrigued. The only other exciting thing in Patricia’s life is her book club, a group of Charleston mothers united only by their love for true crime and suspenseful fiction. But when some local children go missing, Patricia begins to suspect that the newcomer might be involved. She begins her own investigation and uncovers something much more horrifying than she had anticipated.

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Sep 14

Book Notes 9/14/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 14, 2020 at 9:59 AM by Genesis Gaule

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9/14/2020


The library is now open on Tuesdays & Fridays! These books can also be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up on Mondays & Thursdays or by scheduling an appointment on a Wednesday.


Women Talking by Miriam Toews

For the past two years, more than a hundred girls in a Mennonite colony have been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now the women know they were in fact drugged and attacked by men from their community, and the women are now determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.

Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon

Based on the real-life story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, this spellbinding story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice, and unfaltering resolve is told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war.

Walking with Glenn Berkenkamp by Glenn Berkenkamp

In 35 guided mindfulness walks, Berkenkamp invites us to discover how we sense, move, think, and feel in our bodies—and engage a greater sense of presence and being in our lives.

The Answer Is... by Alex Trebek

Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers. After receiving a flood of kindness following his diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer, Trebek decided to share his story in this book.


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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Jul 30

Book Notes 7/27/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 30, 2020 at 2:48 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/27/2020


This is an e-book and can be checked out through our Overdrive catalog.


The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper

While everyone cheers on Jo March in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women—Jo being based on Louisa herself—Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister May.


The next three books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service.


Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Five teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down a powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal... for everyone except them. After all, what do you do when you’re one of the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is fulfilled?

The Split by Sharon Bolton

Felicity lives in fear that her ex-husband, out of prison from serving a term for murder, will find her. But a doctor delving into Felicity’s background sets out to find and help her, knowing that Felicity’s been on the edge for a long time.

Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this graphic novel telling Tyler’s story is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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