Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Fiction Titles

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Seconds Away (A Mickey Bolitar Novel) by Harlan Coben
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Untold (The Lynburn Legacy Book 2) by Sarah Rees Brennan
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What Are You Reading?

As exam time wraps up, now is a great time to relax with a book before the next semester starts. 

Stop by the library after testing to check out a book or two. We currently have a display of books to help with your 2014 New Year Resolutions as well as a New Books display. While you're at the library, pick up a permission slip to check out one of our six Nooks. If you're not sure what you'd like to read, Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. O'Malley would be happy to recommend a title. 

What Mrs. O'Malley is currently reading:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (this is the third book in the Hunger Games Trilogy) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Share your 2014 reading resolutions, what you're reading, or which books you'd like us to review. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Book List of 2014 Golden Globe Nominees

Last night's Golden Globe awards provided the usual pageantry of fashion and celebrities along with several ideas of what to read next. Below is a list of this year's movie and television nominees inspired by books. Titles marked with an asterisk have copies available in the WHS Library Media Center.

Movie Nominees
"12 Years a Slave*," based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup (301.44 NOR)
"Captain Phillips," based on Richard Phillips' A Captain's Duty
"Philomena," based on The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith
"Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom*," based on the late president's 1994 autobiography (92 MANDELA)
"August: Osage County*," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts
"Blue Is the Warmest Color," based on the comic book Le Bleu Est une Couleur Chaude by Julie Maroh
"The Wind Rises," adapted from Hayao Miyazaki's manga.
"Frozen," the Disney film was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen* (398.2 AND)
"The Wolf of Wall Street," based on the book by Jordan Belfort
"The Book Thief*," based on the book by Markus Zusak (FIC ZUSAK)
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*," based on the book by Suzanne Collins (FIC COLLINS)
"Labor Day," based on book by same title by Joyce Maynard
"American Hustle," based on The Sting Man by Robert W. Greene
"Inside Llewyn Davis," inspired by The Mayor of MacDougal Street, the memoirs of Dave Van Ronk

Television Nominees
"Orange Is the New Black," adapted from the memoir by Piper Kerman
"House of Cards," based on the novel by Michael Dobbs
"White Queen," the miniseries is based on Philippa Gregory’s novel series The Cousins' War

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Reading Resolutions

Have you made any Reading Resolutions for 2014? If not, try one of these:

* Read the book before going to the movie
* Join a book club
* Recommend a book to a friend
* Write a book review
* Try reading a new genre
* Set a book reading goal for the year