Library Corner: Looking for a good read? Your local library has just the book
Check out these great reads
Before you hop online to check out the Book Club, here are some great reads to get you started:
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Recommended Mystery Series
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Joe Pickett series by C.J. Box
If you have been searching for that next great read, look no further: the GCLD Adult Virtual Book Club has you covered. The Book Club was established in the fall of 2015 after a successful Adult Summer Reading Program. Longtime member Janet Schayer explains the group:
“Our wonderful librarians came up with a terrific concept for a book club. A genre is chosen and participants choose books within that subject. We read as much or as little as we want and get together about four times a year to discuss what we’ve read. Everyone comes out of the meeting with new suggestions for books and authors that we’re unfamiliar with. It’s an exciting format and a very rewarding one for avid readers. I look forward to the discussion and interaction that occurs each time we meet and appreciate having this program available to me at our local library.”
Currently, the Book Club meets quarterly in the Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs branches and has explored genres including historical fiction, mystery, romance, adventure, and science fiction, as well as their non-fiction counterparts. For each genre, Kremmling librarian, Shelly Mathis, delves deep into readers’ advisory sources (the GCLD catalog, the online resource Novelist, books and articles) to come up with various subgenres and booklists for all types of readers. These lists, including Book Club members’ favorite reads, can be found in hardcopy at the Kremmling and HSS branches and by typing “s. mathis” in the search field at https://gcld.marmot.org.
The Club also has a Facebook presence where Mathis shares tips and tidbits about fun new books and authors. Search for “GCLD Adult Virtual Book Club” and ask to be a member, as it is a moderated group.
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