The Highlander’s Haliburton Hot Reads: September 26th-October 3rd

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.


#1. Mistress by James Patterson

#2. Never Go Back: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

#3. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

#4. Inferno by Dan Brown

#5. Stranglehold by Robert Rotenberg                         


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

#2. Wave: a memoir by Sonali Deraniyagala

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

#4. The Plan: eliminate the surprising “healthy” foods that are making you fat—and lose weight fast by Lyn-Genet Recitas

#5.  The world’s Strongest Librarian: a memoir of Tourette’s, faith, strength, and the power of family by Joshua Hanagarne

 Strongest Librarian

New to our high holds this week is Joshua Hanagarne’s The World’s Strongest Librarian: a memoir of Tourette’s, faith, strength, and the power of family. This memoir explores Josh’s journey to overcome the limitations that Tourette Syndrome could place upon his life. Undergoing everything from natural treatments to drug courses to Botox injections that paralyzed his vocal cords and left him voiceless for three years, Josh eventually met an eccentric and autistic strongman who taught him how to control the affliction through strength-training. Today a librarian at Salt Lake City’s Public Library, Josh is happily married with a young child. Written with humour and honesty, The World’s Strongest Librarian traces Josh’s experiences overcoming disability to find love and a life worth living.

Library News                                                                                  

On Thursday October 10th from 3:00-4:30pm the Shakespeare and Theatre club will be meeting at the Dysart Branch to discuss generational gaps in both Shakespearean and other theatrical works. Some of the plays that will be discussed include: King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Fiddler on the Roof all of which focus on the complications that arise as a result of generational differences, misunderstandings, or divides.

* Originally printed in The Highlander on  October 3rd 2013


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