New Books

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Alliances, No. 2 (Star Wars: Thrawn) by Timothy Zahn

Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom, No. 23 (Aunt Dimity) by Nancy Atherton

Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

Double Blind, No. 6 (Kendra Michaels) by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

The Other Woman, No. 18 (Gabriel Allon) by Daniel Silva

Pale as Death (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham

Paradox, No. 22 (FBI Thriller) by Catherine Coulter

The Quiet Side of Passion, No. 12 (Isabel Dalhousie) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Romanov empress : a novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by C. W. Gortner

Springfield 1880 by William Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone

Spymaster, No. 18 (Scot Harvath) by Brad Thor

The Good Fight, by Danielle Steel


Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson

The Cold War’s Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace by Paul Thomas Chamberlin

The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast by Michael Scott Moore

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela; Ed by Sahm Venter and
Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela



Avalanche No. 5 (Secret World Chronicle) by Mercedes Lackey, et. al.

Dead Man Running No. 11 (Alex McNight Thrillers) by Steve Hamilton

Feared, No. 6 (Rosato & DiNunzio) by Lisa Scottoline

The Mark (No. 6) (Fox and O’Hare) by Janet Evanovich & Raymond Benson

The Money Shot (No. 2) (Teddy Fay) by Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Privateer (No. 2) (The Dragon Corsairs) by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes

Relic by Alan Dean Foster

Safe and Sound, No. 29 (Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels

Tailspin by Sandra Brown

Texas Ranger by James Patterson & Andrew Bourelle


The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion by Steven R. Weisman

The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK Pub

The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq by C. J. Chivers

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien

Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero by Christian Di Spigna

The Great American Read: The Book of Books by PBS

Guinness World Records 2019 by Guinness World Records

How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving Almost Every Minute by KJ Dell’Antonia

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why it Still Matters by Ann Boyd Rioux



Dark Sentinal, No. 32 (Carpathian) by Christine Feehan

Echoes in the Walls, No. 2 (House of Secrets) by V.C. Andrews

Echoes of Evil, No. 26 (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham

The Fall of Gondolin (Middle Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Field of Bones, No. 17 (Joanna Brady) by J.A. Jance

Flight or Fright by Stephen King & Bev Vincent, editors

Hippie by Paulo Coelho

In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel

Juror #3 by James Patterson & Nancy Allen

Labyrinth of the Spirits, The, No. 4 (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Leverage in Death, No. 47 (In Death) by J.D. Robb

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Shadow Tyrants, No. 13 (The Oregon Files) by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

Through Darkest Europe by Harry Turtledove

Timeless (Drizzt) by R.A. Salvatore

A Willing Murder, No. 1 (Medlar Mysteries) by Jude Deveraux


"What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?": Trump's War on Civil Rights by Juan Williams

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang

Basketball: A Love Story by Jackie Macmullan & Rafe Bartholomew

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer by Lisa McCubbin



The Watauga County Public Library hosts several book clubs. Please see our calendar for upcoming events. Here are some of the book clubs that meet at our library:

Book Bunch Book Club

The Book Bunch Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact the reference desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club

The Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club meets every other month on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Restaurant. The good folks at Pepper's let the Book Brewers have a nice space just opposite of the Salad and Soup Bar to meet, greet and talk about the group's book selections, as well as the relationship of the literature to current, personal and historical experience. If you would like to receive information about the Book Brewers, please e-mail Adult Services directly via our contact form.

Click below for a list of the book selections, meeting dates, and more for 2018 (downloads as a PDF file).

2018 Book Brewers Selections

Cook the Books! A Mystery Book Club

Cook the Books meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. The club has snacks each month based on clues from the book. If you would like to be included on the email listserv for announcements, please contact Angela Constantino at (828) 264-8784 ext. 1 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.