What does a six-foot-tall praying mantis want?

grasshopperjungleOnly two things, apparently. That is, according to Austin, the teenage protagonist of Andrew Smith’s¬† novel “Grasshopper Jungle.” In Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises. “This is truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean.”

Join us Tuesday June 23rd at 7:30 pm at Napper Tandy’s to talk about “Grasshopper Jungle” – I can guarantee it’s like no other book you’ve ever read. And I am so looking forward to it. Copies are available at the Reference Desk.

And don’t forget to join us Tuesday May 26th @ 7:30 pm to talk about “The Shining Girls” by Lauren Beukes!

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“The Shining Girls”

ShiningGirlsI just started reading our book for May 26th, “The Shining Girls” by Lauren Beukes, and it is gooood. Creepy and dark, but one heck of a page-turner. Harper, a man living in 1931 and already one sick puppy, discovers a way to travel back and forth through time. The price: kill the shining girls. Kirby, a young woman living in 1992, survives. As she starts to piece together the clues of a serial killer who shouldn’t exist, she realizes the only way to save herself is to hunt him. Watch these trailers to get a sense of the book, and check out the book’s website to learn more about the story and about time travel.

Copies of the book and audiobook are available to pick up at TOTswag2the¬†Reference Desk. See you Tuesday May 26th at Napper Tandy’s at 7:30 pm to eat, drink, and talk about this suspense-thriller! And don’t forget, Titles on Tap pint glasses are available for $5!