I love the brown bag luncheons when I get a chance to share some of my favorite books from the last three months. Library patrons can bring lunch, and I'll supply cookies, coffee and water, and then I talk about books! This month, for Valentine's Day, I brought cookies, and one of the patrons brought cupcakes for everyone. What a treat!
I hope they found the book discussion a treat as well. Here are the books I discussed.
Berney, Lou – Gutshot Straight (Adult Fiction) – Recommended on the Today Show, it’s a caper novel, a love story between two cons, and just a fun novel.
Brande, Robin – Fat Cat (Teen Fiction) – Cat Locke’s science fair project involves using herself as a guinea pig.
Confections of a Closet Master Baker – Gesine Bullock-Prado (92 Bullock-Prado, Gesine) – Journey from unhappy Hollywood executive to contented Vermont baker.
Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon – Mark Di Vincenzo (640 D618b) – Consumer advise at to best times to buy things and travel.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt – Beth Hoffman (Adult Fiction) The story of a young girl whose troubled life is changed one summer by a group of steel magnolias.
Roses – Leila Meacham (Adult Fiction) – One of those blockbuster family sagas that hasn’t existed in years – the story of the powerful families of Howbutker, Texas, and star-crossed love.
Baja Florida – Bob Morris (Adult Fiction) – When Zack Chasteen’s dying friend, Mickey Ryser, asks Zack to find his missing daughter, he’s sending Zack into danger in the Bahamas.
Hasta la Vista, Lola! – Misa Ramirez (Adult Fiction) – When Lola Cruz, a private investigator, learns she’s supposed to be dead, she has to find why anyone would want to steal her identity.
Bed of Roses – Nora Roberts (LP Fiction, also Adult Fiction) – Emma, the florist for Vows, finds love.
The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin (151.1 R896h) – Why one woman spent a year trying to change her life so she was happier.
Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline (814.54 S431w) – The mystery author’s newspaper columns about her life, her mother, and her daughter.
Brava, Valentine – Adriana Trigiani (Adult Fiction) – The second book in Trigiani’s trilogy about a woman who makes exquisite shoes in NYC, and her family.
Post Secret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God – Frank Warren (177.3 W288d) – Postcards about life, death, and faith.
As you can see, it didn't quite total my normal fifteen books, so I swiped a couple of my recent hot titles lists, and talked about forthcoming books as well. All in all, a fun hour.