Books & Reading
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New Books Coming in May
⦁ The Cast by Danielle Steele
⦁ The Crooked Staircase, No. 3 (Jane Hawk) by Dean R. Koontz
⦁ Fade to Black, No. 24 (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham
⦁ The Forgotten Road, No. 2 (Broken Road) by Richard Paul Evans
⦁ The Gray Ghost, No. 10 (Sam and Remi Fargo Adventures) by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
⦁ How it Happened by Michael Koryta
⦁ King of Ashes, No. 1 (Firemane Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
⦁ My Kind of Christmas (Christmas Tree Ranch) by Janet Dailey
⦁ The Outsider by Stephen King
⦁ Princess, No. 14 by James Patterson and Rees Jones
⦁ Probable Claws, No. 27 (Mrs. Murphy) by Rita Mae Brown
⦁ Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
⦁ To the Moon and Back, No. 3 (Baxter Family) by Karen
⦁ American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
⦁ The Autoimmune Solutions Cookbook: Over 150 Delicious Recipes to Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases by Amy Myers
⦁ Calypso by David Sedaris
⦁ The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 by Johnathan Rauch
⦁ How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction,
Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
⦁ Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life by Francesca Gino
⦁ Robin by Dave Itzkoff
New Books Coming in June
- Die by the Gun, No. 2 (Chuckwagon Trail) by William Johnstone
- The Hills Have Spies, No. 1 (Valdemar: Family Spies) by Mercedes Lackey
- Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates
- The Pharaoh Key, No. 5 (Gideon Crew) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
- Turbulence, No. 46 (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods
- Unbridled by Diana Palmer
- The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies by Michael Hayden
- The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin's Spies Are Winning Control of America of America and Dismantling the West by Malcom Nance
- The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family by Helen Rappaport
- Rising In Flames: Sherman's March and the Fight for a New Nation by J.D. Dickey
- Trump's America: The Truth ABout Our Nation's Great Comeback by Newt Gingrich
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).
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.
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.