Books We Love

Check out the following book list that was started from the program, “Let’s Talk Books with Denise” on 4/29/20

Books Owned by the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer

A white man dyes his skin brown in the late 1950’s and passes himself off as an African American in the Deep South.  This is a story that will remain with me for a long time.

Black Like Me by John Griffin  E-Audio    Print (Regular & Audio CD Book) 

This unforgettable story happening during WWII is about ordinary people determined to resist evil, and sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiverini  E-book &E-Audio      Print (Regular and Large print)  

Mom dies and Dad abandons Theo, a 13 year old boy.  He moves to an upper class neighborhood. The story is about friendship, understanding and love, and art.  Enthralling read. 

The Goldfinch  By Donna Dartt   E-book & E-audio    Print (Regular & Large print) 

This inspiring and mesmerizing story about her not-so-privileged childhood, her struggle to balance work and motherhood, and her life as the First Lady. Her writing feels intimate and warm. It is a story of a woman of character and strength.

Becoming By Michelle Obama    E-book & E-audio         Print (Regular, Large Type, Audio CD)  

Ruth has been an ob/gyn nurse at the same hospital for years. She is black and white supremist don’t want her to touch their baby. This page-turning, thought provoking read will have you thinking about racism and our parts in it. 

 Small Great Things By Jodi Picoult  E-book & E-audio     Print (Regular, Large print, and Audio CD) 

This incredible true story is about a girl with no formal education until 17 years old. She was brought up by a family that planned for the end of the world and abused her. Tara turned her life around and became a scholar in both Cambridge and Oxford.

Educated By Tara Westover   E-book & E-audio      Print (Regular, Large print, and Audio CD).

Easy and surprisingly delicious recipes!

Sheet Pan Suppers By Molly Gilbert   E-book       Print  (Regular) 

This says it all: “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon

Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng   E-Book & E-audio     Print (Regular & Audio CD)  

Nice story about people in a small town. Excellent character development.

Quentins By Maeve Binchy  (Her other books are gentle reads too.)    Print (Large print) 

Gentle reads.  Roseamund Pilcher    E-book & E-audio     Print (Regular)

Gentle reads.  Jan Karon Books   E-book & E-audio    Print (Regular print)  

Curley rose from the slums of South Boston in a career extending from the Progressive Era of Teddy Roosevelt to the ascendancy of the Kennedy sons.

The Rascal King: The Life And Times Of James Michael Curley By Jack Beatty   Print (egular print)  

African American psychological fiction

Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston  E-book & E-audio      Print (Regular) 

Two girls are lost.  Did somebody take them, if so who?  Lots of twists and turns that you never see coming!

Weight of Silence By Heather Gudenkauf  Print (Regular print)  

Historical fiction about people from MA settling in the Ohio Valley, written by an  excellent storyteller.

The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west By David G. McCullough  Print (Regular print)  

Virtual video game contest with lots of suspense, adventure, and twists and turns.

Ready Player One By Ernest Cline    E-Book & E-audio    Print (Regular & Audio CD)  

What would happen if you had the information of the internet in your head? 

iBoy By Kevin Brooks   Print (Regular) 

Horror. Is the house alive or is the guy crazy?

Burn, Do Not Read By Kevin Flanders (local author)   Print (Regular)  

Excellent book about WWII.

Code talker the first and only memoir by one of the original navajo code talkers of wwii By Chester Nez   E-book     Print (Audio CD)  

Recommended for mature audiences. This series is about stopping terrorist attacks on the United States  

Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn    E-Book & E-audio       Print (Regular & Large print)

Funny, light reading.

Shopacholic Series By Sophie Kinsella  E-Book & E-audio    Print (Regular print, Large print)

“A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won’t let you go.” ―The New York Times Book Review

Bonfire of the Vanities By Tom Wolfe    E-book & E-audio     Pint (Regular print, Large print, Audio CD)

Teen Graphic novel about a dysfunctional family.  Jarrett’s mom is a drug addict and his Grandparents are raising him.

Hey, Kiddo By Jarrett Krosoczka   E-book    Print (Regular print, Audio CD)  

WWII shipwreck, diving treasure hunt

Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II  By Robert Kurson  E-book & E-audio   Print (Regular)  

Emily Post’s etiquette : manners for a new world 

By Peggy Post  E-book  Print (Regular) 

Mount Everest disaster 

Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest Disaster By Jon Krakauer   E-book    Print (Regular)  

Anne of Green Gables 

By L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery  Ebook & E-audio   Print (Graphic novel, Audio CD) 

Choose Your Own Adventures The reader chooses what will happen in the story. Depending on what you choose, depends on where you move to in the story. By various authors  E-book   Print (Regular)  

Books Owned by Other Libraries

Scottish historical fiction, filled with adventure and lots more. Read the first 4 chapters and you won’t be able to put this book down!

Outlander (series) By Diana Gabaldon  E-book   Print (including regular print, Audio CD, Playaway)  

Lots of twist and turns, hostage negotiations, deaf people and insight into their world.

A Maiden’s Grave By Jeffery Deaver  Print (Regular, Large type, and Paper-bback)   

Thriller: A girl falls through the earth.  The firemen who come to save her see a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel  E-book & E-audio   Print (Regular print)  

Similar to a Harry Potter adventure, a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world.

Nevermoor: Trials of Morrigan Crow By Jessica Townsend E-Book & E0audio     Print (Regular print, Large print, Audio CD) 

Historical fiction adventure story about the courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

The Right Stuff By Tom Wolfe   E-book     Print (Regular print, Large print)

Actress, alcoholic father and help through therapy

Keeping Secrets By Suzanne Somers    Print (Regular)