Tuesday, June 28, 2016

First Look Book Club

Join First Look Book Club and discover some great new reads. Sign up for the free email book club and receive daily excerpts from just published books in Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, and more. Excerpts come with witty introductions, recipes, contests, links to readers guides and/or author websites. Below are some recent titles:

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren






Martha Amerson
Materials Selector

Friday, June 24, 2016

#ShelfLife - June 24, 2016

Visit our online catalog at www.forsythpl.org and be among the first to place a request for these new materials. When you pick up your book, we hope you'll join the conversation by posting a picture of your own #ShelfLife on Instagram.





New to #ShelfLife? Each week we feature a selection of new materials arriving at the library on Instagram. Not an Instagram user? No worries. We'll collect our #ShelfLife posts here on the Bookmarked Blog for you at the end of each week.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Living the #ShelfLife

Welcome to #ShelfLife at the Forsyth County Public Library! Each week we'll feature a selection of new materials arriving at the library on Instagram. Not an Instagram user? No worries. We'll collect our #ShelfLife posts here on the Bookmarked Blog for you at the end of each week.

Visit our online catalog at www.forsythpl.org and be among the first to place a request for these new materials. When you pick up your book, we hope you'll join the conversation by posting a picture of your own #ShelfLife on Instagram.






#ShelfLife BONUS:

June is audiobook month, so pack one (or several) for your next roadtrip!



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Staff Pick: Adult Fiction

After the Crash
by Michel Bussi

A night flight from Istanbul bound for Paris, filled with 169 holiday travelers, plummets into the French Alps in December 1980. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl thrown from the plane onto the snowy mountainside before fire engulfs the plane.

But two infants were on board. Is the miracle baby Lyse-Rose de Carville or Emilie Vitral? Both families step forward to claim the child--one poor and one powerful, wealthy, and dangerous.

I enjoyed this novel from French crime novelist Michel Bussi, the first of his works to be translated into English. The story takes place over 18 years, and is told in large part through the journal of Credule Grand-Duc, a private investigator hired by the de Carvilles to find out if the miracle baby is really their granddaughter. There are plenty of twists and turns in this story of intrigue and murder to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Trina Schlecht
Library Trainer



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Staff Picks - All Things Jane Austen!

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld




The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux




I love all things Jane Austen! I also enjoy audiobooks for my daily commute up and down 400. While both of these two recently released novels are inspired by Pride and Prejudice, Eligible features a reality-show twist while The Girl from Summer Hill features a novel-within-a-novel as a local theater production acts out the classic roles on stage and off. Some of my older favorites based upon Jane Austen's works include: Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler, Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford, Definitely not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos, Austenland by Shannon Hale, and Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter.

Meredith Causey
Information Services Supervisor