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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy and surprisingly delicious recipes!
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
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)
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
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.
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.
Recommended for mature audiences. This series is about stopping terrorist attacks on the United States
Funny, light reading.
“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
Teen Graphic novel about a dysfunctional family. Jarrett’s mom is a drug addict and his Grandparents are raising him.
WWII shipwreck, diving treasure hunt
Emily Post’s etiquette : manners for a new world
Mount Everest disaster
Anne of Green Gables
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.
Similar to a Harry Potter adventure, a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world.
Historical fiction adventure story about the courage of the first Americans to conquer space.
Actress, alcoholic father and help through therapy
Keeping Secrets By Suzanne Somers Print (Regular)