Starting a book club this summer? Try NoveList's Book Club Resources from the Quick Links tab to find resources. Find book discussion guides with "conversation guides," "reading notes," and "suggested reading." To access NoveList go to http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/library, Choose "Resources" and then "Databases and Downloads." Choose NoveList and type in your Rockwall County Library card #.
Two women, one of whom is just sixteen, form an unlikely bond as they try to understand why numerous women have disappeared in Atlantic City. Ava, who goes by Clara Voyant, is a teenaged psychic who tries to solve the missing cases with the help of Lily Louten, an aspiring art gallery owner. Ava who … Continue reading Book Review: Please See Us by by Caitlin Mullen
In June 2021, Cassandra Campbell, Matthew Crouch, and Soneela Nankani won AudioFile's Lifetime achievement award--the Golden Voice. To listen to Cassandra Campbell's narration, look for these audiobooks and eAudiobooks at Rockwall County Library. Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. Dimanche and other Stories by Irene Nemirovsky. Harvesting the Heart by … Continue reading Outstanding audiobooks
Celebrate National Ocean Month by reading one of your favorite books on the ocean or take a virtual dive. Bagusche, Frauke. The Blue Wonder: Why the Sea Glows, Fish Sing, and Other Astonishing Insights. (Adult) De la Boyedere, Camilla. Our Oceans (Juvenile) Drimmer, Stephanie Warren. Beneath the Waves. (Juvenile) Hand, Carol. Living On The Ocean. … Continue reading June is National Ocean Month
2021 Summer Reading Activities Learn about the 2021 reading challenge, crafts, movies, and events. Participants 18+ (for the adult club) can complete multiple reading challenge forms. Online Registration Form Register here for the 2021 Reading challenge "Tails and Tales" Complete a virtual reading log challenge form or ask for a printed copy at one of … Continue reading Adult Summer Reading — Tails and Tales
Rockwall County Library has three summer reading programs--one for youth, teens, and adults. June 7th--August 7th. Win prizes and have fun! Photo by Oliver Sjöström from Pexels
In a novel that's sweetness served up with a side of realism, Walsh explores a small town's inhabitants desire to live the best version of themselves. When a simply plywood cubicle with the word DNAMIX shows up at Johnson's grocery story, it causes the good people of Deerfield to behave in outlandish ways. The machine, … Continue reading Book Review: The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh
Tender Morsels is a strange tale shaped by the interplay of real and magical worlds. As a response to trauma, Liga inhabits a magic world that protects her and her two young daughters. Urdda, who is the wilder of the two children, longs to leave the safe haven the moon "bab" has created for her mother. … Continue reading Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
Do you know about Goodreads.com? Its a great way to create an electronic list of your favorite books, write reviews, and swap messages with fellow bibliophiles? They also have great lists like these below: Hottest new books for the summer season, https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/2054 Author recommendations is a list of beach reads recommended by published authors, https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/2074 … Continue reading Coming Soon–Summer.