August 9th – National Book Lover’s Day

August 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

Try a new author or re-read your favorite!

As if you need an excuse to read. Book Lover’s Day is the day to plop into your favorite chair, kick your feet up and treat yourself to some quality reading. Let the pages sweep you away to your favorite place – whether it be another time, another planet or another realm. Wash away the stress of the day with your favorite genre.

Don’t know where to begin? Check out some of our favorite picks below!

 

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The Outsiders   by S. E. Hinton

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he’s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers–until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy’s skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

 

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Never Never   by Brianna R. Shrum

The tale of Peter Pan told through the eyes of Captain James Hook. James is a boy who can’t wait to grow up into a fine man but days before he begins school at Eton Academy he meets the boy who never wants to grow up – Peter Pan. Peter talks him into going to Neverland, but just for a quick weekend holiday. When James grows tired of the games and imagination he starts to long for home. Only now Peter refuses to take him back and James runs off in anger. It doesn’t take the boy long to stumble across a gang of pirates and James sees something oddly familiar about the ship they call home. It’s the Jolly Roger, the ship of his dreams, the ship he sailed as Captain every night when he went to sleep. Real and in front of him, full of a pirate crew waiting for a proper leader. This twist on a classic tale will immediately draw in any reader. Never Never beautifully illuminates the story of how the rivalry between Peter Pan and Captain Hook came to be. Why did Peter cut off Hook’s hand? How did the crocodile start to tick?

 

flowers_for_algernonFlowers For Algernon   by Daniel Keyes

Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence – a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie?

 

 

1125325The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy    by Douglas Adams

Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed, ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.

 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before they die. The person who never reads lives only once.” – George R. R. Martin

 

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