The following are the top 5 fiction and non-fiction titles as requested this week at the Haliburton County Public Library.
HCPL’s TOP 5 FICTION
#1. Taking Eve by Iris Johansen
#2. Beach Strip by John Lawrence Reynolds
#3. Private Berlin by James Patterson
#4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
#5. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
HCPL’s TOP 5 NON-FICTION
#1. My Way: An Autobiography by Paul Anka
#2. Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill
#3. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis
#4. Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes by Kamal Al-Solaylee
#5. The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton
One of the biggest teen idols of the late-1950s, Canadian Paul Anka has managed the seemingly impossible: surviving half a century of the music industry’s changing tides. Once a heartthrob chrooner, Anka had to reinvent himself as his breed started to fizzle out. He has since found a place for himself as a successful songwriter and show stopping Vegas performer. In My Way, Anka’s new memoir, he looks back upon his rise to stardom, eventual career path and those he met along the way. He provides the reader with the inside story of being at the forefront during the height of rock and roll. He also delves deep into the wild days of 60’s Vegas and the Rat Pack members, particularly Frank Sinatra. My Way has already become very popular at the Haliburton County Public Library — rock and roll fans will want to reserve their copy today.
* originally printed in The Highlander on May 2, 2013