What’s On Your Shelf?

The picture is of a tan bookshelf, with "What's On Your Shelf?" printed across the center, and cartoon stacks of colorful books on either side, each topped by a green bookworm with red reading glasses reading a red book. Above and below the title are photographs of book covers and of two librarians, each smiling and holding a novel for the camera. The books shared are Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson, Grayson by Lynne Cox, and Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce.

By Piyali C. and Julie F.

Have you ever wanted to bend the ear of a fellow book lover about your latest author or series discovery? If you have a recent read that you can’t wait to share, please join us on Zoom for What’s On Your Shelf? In this virtual class, we not only talk about a few of our favorite books and hear from you about your favorites, we also discuss fun questions about books in general:

Who is your favorite protagonist of all time?

What do you love most about the genre of your choice?

Which book changed your perspective?

The possibilities are endless and enticing!

Share fiction and/or nonfiction titles that are on your bookshelf and we will share a few titles from our shelves. If you don’t have a book to share, find inspiration in what others recommend and start building your holiday gift-giving or winter reading list.

In our recent in-person branch sessions, readers have also had the opportunity to ask for recommendations or to ask our instructors questions about books, reading, and the library. Previous discussion topics have included book donations, Little Free Libraries, and Goodreads (the world’s largest website for readers and book recommendations).

Please join us on Thursday, December 8 at 2 pm to talk about all things books! Register here to receive a Zoom link.

Piyali is an instructor and research specialist at HCLS Miller Branch, where she co-facilitates both Global Reads and Strictly Historical Fiction and keeps the hope alive that someday she will reach the bottom of her to-read list. Look for Piyali’s newest Miller book discussion group, Light But Not Fluffy, in spring 2023.

Julie is an instructor and research specialist at HCLS Miller Branch who finds her work as co-editor of Chapter Chats very rewarding. She loves gardening, birds, crime fiction, all kinds of music, and the great outdoors. Julie facilitates the Bas Bleu and Spies, Lies, and Alibis book discussion groups at Miller.

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