New Books

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New Books Coming to the Library in November 2017


Armageddon File, The, No. 8 (Tommy Carmellini)  by Stephen Coonts

Christmas Return, A,  by Anne Perry

Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories, The,  by Charlaine Harris

Count to Ten, No. 13 (Private)  by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi

Dead of Winter, No. 3 (Lily Dale Mysteries)  by Wendy Corsi Staub

End Game, No. 5 (Will Robie)  by David Baldacci

The End We Start From  by Megan Hunter

Every Breath You Take, No. 4 (Under Suspicion)  by Mary Higgins Clark

The Ghost of Christmas Past, No. 17 (Molly Murphy)  by Rhys Bowen

Hardcore Twenty-Four, No. 24 (Stephanie Plum)  by Janet Evanovich

House of Unexpected Sisters, The, No. 18 (No. 1   Ladies' Detective Agency)  by Alexander McCall Smith

Midnight Line, The, No. 22 (Jack Reacher)  by Lee Child

Noël Diary, The,  by Richard Paul Evans

Past Perfect  by Danielle Steel

The People vs. Alex Cross (Alex Cross novels No. 23)  by James Patterson

Refuge Cove, No. 2 (New Americana)  by Janet Dailey

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales  by P.D. James

Tom Clancy Power and Empire, No. 18 (Jack Ryan)  by Marc Cameron

Typhoon Fury, No. 12 (Oregon Files)  by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison


8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor  by Flo Groberg & Tom Sileo


New Books Coming to the Library in December 2017


¨ Alive in Shape and Color: 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories they Inspired, ed. by Lawrence Block

¨ Bloodstains with Bronte No. 2 (Crime with the Classics) by Katherine Bolger Hyde

¨ Canto Bight (Journey to Star Wars: the Last Jedi) by Saladin Ahmed, et. al.

¨ Dark Asylum, No. 2 (Jem Flockhart) by E. S. Thomas

¨ Death at Nuremberg, No. 4 (Clandestine Operations) by W.E.B. Griffin & William E.                 Butterworth, IV

¨ Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

¨ Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards), ed. by George R. R. Martin & Wild Cards Trust

¨ One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson

¨ Survival No. 3 (Star Quest) by Ben Bova

¨ Wanted, The (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike) by Robert Crais

¨ Year One No. 1 (Chronicles of the One) by Nora Roberts


¨ American Quilt, An Unfolding Story of Family and Slavery by Rachel May

¨ Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson

¨ Craving Cure, The : Identify Your Craving Type to Activate Your Natural Appetite Control by Julie Ross

¨ Let Trump be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey Lewandowski

¨ Mayflower, The: the Families of the Voyage and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser

¨ Personalized Diet, The: Why One –Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t’ Work by Eran Elinav, & Erin Segal, with Eve Adamson

¨ Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan that Will Absolutely Change Your Life         by Danica Patrick, with Stephen Perrine

¨ Super Carb Diet, The by Bob Harper and Danny Pellegrino

¨ Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife by Cheryl Richardson

¨ You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham


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 2017 (downloads as a PDF file).

2017 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.