Now that Winter of Reading has kicked off, you might be wondering how to fulfill the Reading portion of the challenge. The first option is "Ask a friend to suggest a book to you." We're all friends here, right? So make it easy on yourself and attend one of three Book Buzzes being offered in January! DPL staff will talk about the books that are making your winter warmer, and the forthcoming titles that will have readers and listeners looking forward to spring. Whether you’re into thrillers, cookbooks or graphic novels, you’ll find something on our list to love. We’ll have pre-publication copies for giveaway as well!
Winter Reading/Spring Anticipation Book Buzz
Monday, Jan. 13, 2-3 p.m. @ Ross-University Hills
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-3:30 p.m. @ Central Library, Floor 1, Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room
Friday, Jan. 31, 2-3 p.m. @ Eugene Field
Here's just a small sampling of the titles we'll be buzzing about!
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid - Just try to find one "top pick" list this book isn't on! This debut novel is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Queen & Slim writer/producer Lena Waithe has already acquired the film and television rights to the book.
Homie by Danez Smith - Expect great things from Homie, a collection centered on friendship in the wake of the loss of one of Smith’s closest. The writing explores friendship’s sublimity, its power to heal and redeem and right wrongs, if only temporarily. They celebrate and mourn in equal measure -- enjoy poems called “trees!” and “dogs!” in tandem with poems that reckon with suicide, societal shortcomings, and Smith’s own HIV-positive status.
How to Be a Conscious Eater by Sophie Egan - Using three criteria—is it good for me? is it good for others? is it good for the planet?—the author, an expert in health, nutrition, and sustainability, could revolutionize our understanding of food in a way that will change the way we shop, cook, and eat. To be a conscious eater is not about diet, fads, or hard and fast rules. It’s about having the information to make informed choices amid the chaos of hype and marketing.
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel - For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar...
Bring a friend, and double your fun!