The Highlander’s Haliburton Hot Reads: January 28 – February 3, 2013

The following are the top 5 fiction and non-fiction titles as requested this week at the Haliburton County Public Library.


#1. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

#2. The Forgotten by David Baldacci

#3. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay                        

#4. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

#5. The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey



#1. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis

#2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

#3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

#4. The Ravenous Brain : How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning by Daniel Bor

#5. The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton

Forest of Reading

The nominees for the 2013 Evergreen Award have been announced.  Part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading award program, the Evergreen Award was created specifically for adult readers in public libraries. In past years, the pleasure readers of Haliburton County have been very active participants in this program, voting in The Accident by Linwood Barclay as the favourite Canadian read for 2012. This year, the ten nominees include Up & Down by Terry Fallis, The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey (currently one of our top five most popular reads!), The Winter Palace by Eva Statchniak, Triggers by Robert J Sawyer, Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott, Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill, Intolerable by Kamal Al-Solaylee, Tell It To The Trees by Anita Rau Badami and The Western Light by Susan Swan. Clearly, Evergreen features a very well-rounded selection of books and, as such, there is usually something here for every reader. Stop by your branch of the Haliburton County Public Library and request one or all of the shortlisted titles – and be sure to vote for your favourite at the end of the year.

* originally printed in The Highlander on January 31, 2013


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