Fiction

National Book Award Ceremony on November 19

The National Book Award Ceremony will be held on November 19, 2014. The winner will be selected from the finalists, which were announced last month.

Read the fiction finalists before the award is announced!

Book Hunters Gear Up for TEEN READ WEEK 2014, Oct 12 - 18

BHiB 43 Teen Read WeekNext week, October 12 - 18, is Teen Read Week 2014 and HCPL's Book Hunters are on board. TRW is a national initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. By "regular readers," YALSA means people who read for pleasure and not only because they "have to." You see, eventually the homework assignments are going to stop coming, but the benefits of reading will keep growing over a lifetime.

Book Hunters' sole purpose is to match readers of any age with books that reflect their interests, their passions, and their tastes. It's fast, it's easy, it's online, and it's free to get a reading list all your own.

Book Hunters in Brief #42: Further Reading for Gulf Coast Readers

BHinB#42Book Hunters is joining a whole bunch of readers across Southeast Texas in reading Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan for Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page.

Book Hunters in Brief #41: Gone Girl

BHiB #41Gillian Flynn's blockbuster novel has been adapted for the screen (for good or ill) and the movie, starring Ben Afleck and Rosamund Pike, opens next Friday, October 3. Whether you plan to see it or not, Book Hunters think you'll enjoy these readalikes.

Banned Books at the Movies

banned booksBanned Books Week, celebrated annually during the last week of September, was established in the 1980's to bring awareness to the long-lasting effects of book challenges. It is a recognition of every person’s freedom to read.

When History Isn't History: Legacies of the Great War

Marching toward the Battle of the SommeRegrettably for humankind, the “War to End All Wars” did not live up to that hopelessly hopeful appellation. In fact, most historians will tell you that it and the treaty that ended it, were the chief causes of the Second World War which remains the only war in human history to surpass it in the cost of human life.

As you will have heard by now, over the next four or so years, the world will be commemorating the hundred year anniversaries of the events of what has come to be known—exactly because it could not measure up to that overly optimistic sobriquet—World War I.

Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Book Hunters in Brief #36: if i stay

book hunters in brief #36: if i stayEven if you loved the book long before it was a glimmer in some Hollywood executive's eye, Book Hunters have some suggestions we think you just might love as much.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Here's why: Samantha repeats the day of her death seven times before she finds a way to save herself.

Book Hunters in Brief #35: Outlander

BHinB 35 OutlanderFor fans of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Harris County Public Library's award-winning Book Hunters recommends these great titles:

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

Book Hunters in Brief #33: Awkward Protagonists

Book Hunters in Brief GraphicFor all of you who geek out on the geeks of The Big Bang Theory, the Book Hunters have some reading suggestions that feature some awe-inspiringly awkward protagonists, we think you’ll love.

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