Lone Star State and an ancient vampire couple

Bluebird-bluebirdJoin us tonight at 7:30 pm in the left-hand-side bar of Napper Tandy’s to talk about a modern crime thriller set in rural East Texas. Bluebird, Bluebird is the latest novel by the authorial powerhouse, Attica Locke. This first novel in the Highway 59 series will soon be turned into a TV show on FX.


Vampires-in-the-lemon-groveCan’t make it tonight? Come to our next meeting on Tuesday April 24 at 7:30 pm, again at Napper Tandy’s – maybe on the back deck if it’s warm enough??? We’ll be discussing Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a collection of off-beat short stories by the bestselling author of Swamplandia!, Karen Russell. Copies of the book and audiobook are available at the Reference Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are available through Overdrive. Happy spring!


Welcome back!

Orphan-master's-son-book-coverOur annual holiday hiatus is over! Titles on Tap will meet again on Tuesday January 23 at 7:30 pm in the left-hand-side bar at Napper Tandy’s to discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson. There are copies or the book and audiobook available to pick up at Reference Desk, and ebook copies are available for instant download from Overdrive. Grab a copy and join us, it should be a good discussion!

Changeling-book-coverCan’t join us in January? Then get a jump on February’s title, chosen by one of our group members. We’ll meet on Tuesday February 27 to discuss a dark modern fairy tale, “The Changeling” by Victor LaValle. This novel was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2017. Copies will be available to pick up at the Reference Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are available through Overdrive. Cheers!

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

Orphan-master's-son-book-coverWhen I’d just begun,
To read for Titles on Tap, “The Orphan Master’s Son.”

Winning the vote in our last meeting, by a landslide, was “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson. We don’t meet in December and will instead meet again on January 23 to discuss this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about deceit, violence, coming-of-age, and romance in North Korea. We have copies of the book and audiobook available to pick up at the Reference Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are available through Overdrive. Pick up a copy and join us – we could all use a good book discussion after our long winter’s nap (ha! nap…).

Winter Reader’s BINGO returns to the library! Any books you read in December, January, February, and early-March can be counted on your BINGO sheet, and every completed row equals one entry in the prize drawing in March 2018. Prizes are being donated by local businesses. Find all the contest details here – happy reading!

Hungry, anyone?

Girl-with-all-the-gifts-book-coverWhen you’re good, you’re good – and M.R. Carey is really quite good. Titles on Tap will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 10/24 @ 7:30 pm, to discuss his book, “The Girl with all the Gifts,” which was made into a movie last year. This sci-fi/horror/thriller is a very well-told story with engaging characters and fast-paced plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With all the twists, I can’t say much for fear of giving something away, but you should definitely join us at Napper Tandy’s for a fun discussion.

Dark-matter-book-coverCan’t join us in October? Then we’ll see you in November! One of our group members chose “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch as our next title. What if you’re knocked unconscious, and when you wake up your life is not your life? Maybe this new life is better in some ways, but you’ve also lost those people and things you loved in your other life. Which life is the dream? And how can you go back? This sci-fi thriller takes the audience through questions of choices made, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to reach the lives of our dreams. Copies are available to pick up at the Reference Desk. See you Tuesday November 28 at 7:30 pm!

Think: Carmen San Diego meets Flavia DeLuce

Whered-you-go-bernadette-book-coverWe’ll be meeting on Tuesday July 25 at 7:30 pm in Napper Tandy’s (hopefully on the back deck!!) to talk about “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple, chosen by one of our group members. From the description: “When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.” There’s still plenty of time to blaze through this book if you haven’t read it yet, so pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us on Tuesday?

Postmortal-book-coverIn case you have to miss July’s meeting, join us on Tuesday August 22 at 7:30 pm. We’ll be reading another group member selection – “The Postmortal” by Drew Magary. This is a humorous near-future science fiction exploring what would really happen to society if we could suddenly cure aging and, potentially, live forever.

With all this reading you’re doing, you should get credit! You can win weekly prizes but logging your books here, and you can play Readers’ BINGO all summer long for chances to win prizes donated by local sponsors. Learn all about it on our Summer Reading for Adults 2017 page!

Everything I Never Told You

Everything-i-never-told-you-book-coverOur book for June will be the bestselling debut novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng. After the favorite daughter of a family in 1970s Ohio is found dead under mysterious circumstances, her family starts to unravel, each member spiraling out in their own way.  Meet us at Napper Tandy’s on Tuesday June 27 at 7:30 pm. If the weather cooperates we’ll be on the back deck, otherwise you’ll find us in the left-hand-side bar.

Copies of the book and audiobook are available to pick up at the Reference Desk, and the digital audiobook is always available through hoopla digital and Overdrive.

By the way, Summer Reading for adults will be happening again this year. Kicking off the last week in June, submit books as you finish them to be entered in weekly prize drawings, and fill out a reader’s BINGO sheet for bigger prizes at the end of the summer. Look for more info after we reopen from the library recarpeting project in June.

It’s a great cult-ure

The-girls-book-coverRemember that time you were 14 and ran away to join a cult and took drugs in the desert and fell in love with a girl who had fallen in love with Charles Manson? Yeah, this coming-of-age bestseller is just like that. Join us tonight, Tuesday 4/25 at 7:30 pm at Napper Tandy’s to discuss “The Girls” by Emma Cline.

Galore-book-coverAnd if you can’t come tonight, join us on Tuesday 5/23 at 7:30 pm for “Galore” by Michael Crummey. This historical fiction is set in exotic Newfoundland, and has elements of magical realism, family feud drama, and Canadian folklore. Let’s just say – it’s a whale of a tale! (sorry, I had to go there) Copies of the book and audiobook are available to pick up at the Reference Desk, and the audiobook is also available instantly through hoopla digital. Fingers crossed that May will be warmer and we can sit on the back deck!