I'm in one of my favorite places right now, the middle of an interesting book. I don't like starting new books and I hate finishing good ones. I'm always happiest when my bookmark is about halfway through one I don't want to put down.
This time my book of choice is 'The Forgotten Garden' by Kate Morton. It had been highly touted in the library's book discussion group, but I had not gotten around to reading it until this summer. Set in Australia and England from 1900 to 2005, it is a family saga - full of intrigue and unexpected twists- which I am enjoying immensely.
Of course there are lots of books to choose from at the Cherokee Public Library, and no one should have a problem finding something to meet their expectations. We receive new books on a regular basis, and there are some which have recently arrived or are coming soon that will have our patrons ready to read.
For the mystery, thriller and intrigue crowd we have 'Smokin' Seventeen' by Janet Evanovich; 'Carte Blanche' by Jeffrey Deaver; 'Against All Enemies' by Tom Clancy; 'Breaking Silence' by Linda Castillo; 'Watch Me Die' by Erica Spindler; 'Now You See Her' by James Patterson; 'Hotwire' by Alex Kava; and 'Portrait of a Spy' by Daniel Silva. Coming soon will be 'Split Second' by Catherine Coulter; 'The Back of Beyond' by C.J. Box; and 'The Silent Girl' by Tess Gerritsen.
Romance readers will find 'Silver Girl' by Erin Hildebrand; 'Betrayal' by Fern Michaels; 'Heat Wave' by Nancy Thayer; and 'Folly Beach' by Dorthea Benton Frank to their liking.
Other new titles include 'Quinn' by Iris Johansen; 'Happy Birthday' by Danielle Steel; 'Then Came You' by Jennifer Weiner; and 'Escape' by Barbara Delinksy. Coming soon are '1105 Yakima Street' by Debbie Macomber and 'The Ideal Man' by Julie Garwood.
Others I think worth noting are 'Burnt Mountain' by Anne River Siddons; 'Ellis Island' by Kate Kerrigan; and 'A Crooked Number' by Nathan Jorgenson.
I could go on and on and on, but I think that's enough for one column. Whether you read the print version, listen to audio or download the E-book, there is something at the Cherokee Public Library for any kind of reader. Stop in and take a look!