Big book club announcement! We are changing up the how and when of the library’s virtual book club: Stay Home, Stay Reading. Join us for our monthly book discussion October 26 from 6-7 pm hosted digitally by the Everett Public Library. Starting this month, we will be hosting an open book discussion on the 4th Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. through 2020. You are free to read any title of your choosing. Instead of focusing on a specific book, each month we’ll invite readers to discuss books around a broad theme.
Aiming for easy to access and fun, we want to encourage more open-ended discussions. It can be a good time for the exchange of reading ideas.
Here are the themes for 2020:
October 26: The Unexplained
November 23: Hope–Books that give us hope
December 28: Winter–Books that take place during the winter season
This month’s connecting theme will be “The Unexplained.” Read a fiction or nonfiction title about which the reason for it or cause of it is unclear or is not known.
Does the idea of a spooky story give you chills? Are you interested in a nonfiction title identifying US lakes known for their monsters (including the Winged Alligator-Snake of Lake Chelan)? Perhaps you are more interested in curling up in front of a roaring fire with a mystery surrounding a baffling legend and a hellhound? Whether you want to learn more about ancient past rituals surrounding afterlife preparation or absorb details about the Witches’ Market in La Paz, the literary possibilities are endless.
If you need a few more October books to choose from, perhaps consider these titles:
- Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer. Inspiring by equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.
- The 7 1/2 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. “With time loops, body swaps and a psychopathic footman, this is a dazzling take on the murder mystery.” — The Guardian newspaper
- A House Of Ghosts: A Gripping Murder Mystery Set In A Haunted House by W.C. Ryan. With shades of Agatha Christie, a perfect spooky golden age mystery for dark autumn nights.
- Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach. A humorous scientific exploration as to whether there is a soul that survives death.
- The Search for Life on Mars : the Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time by Elizabeth Howell and Nicholas Booth. Covers the rich, full history of life on Mars, from speculation to actual discoveries.
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. “…tells the story of…a salesman who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (German ungeheures Ungeziefer, literally “monstrous vermin”), subsequently struggling to adjust to this new condition.” — Wikipedia, The Metamorphosis
These titles are available through the EPL digital catalog. Just reserve an available copy of the ebook (or eAudioBook) and read it instantly using your library card or consider putting a hold on the title, and picking it up at one of our two Curbside Pickup libraries to get your hands on a physical book or audio book (plays CDs). If you have any questions, just ask library staff for more details at 425-257-8000 o 425-257-8250.