The Highlander’s Haliburton Hot Reads: August 1st-August 8th

Haliburton County’s Hot Reads

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. Stranglehold by Robert Rotenberg                         

#2. The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson  

#3. Inferno by Dan Brown

#4. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

#5. Flee, Fly, Flown: a novel by Janet Hepburn

HCPL’s TOP 5 NON-FICTION

#1. Wave: a memoir by Sonali Deraniyagala

#2. The Spark: a mother’s story of nurturing genius by Kristine Barnett

#3. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

#4. One Story, One Song by Richard Wagamese  

#5. Happy Money: the science of smarter spending by Elizabeth Dunn

The 100 Year Old Man

One of the biggest word-of-mouth sensations in recent publishing history has struck a chord with Haliburton County readers. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely title of this major bestseller by Jonas Jonasson.

It’s the story of Allan Karlsson, who after a long and eventful life ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health. A big celebration is in the works for his 100th birthday, but Allan really isn’t interested so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.

Library News                                                                                 

Interested in winning some great “bookish” prizes including a brand new Kobo e-reader? Stop by any of the Haliburton County Public Library’s eight branches and pick up a Library Bingo sheet. Complete your Bingo sheet and you’ll be entered to win!

* Originally printed in The Highlander on  August 8th  

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