Thursday, October 16, 2014

If You Like...Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl is a popular psychological thriller that has readers looking for similar books. The author, Gillian Flynn, also published two previous books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places.

The plot of Gone Girl is as follows: "On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?"

The recent release of the movie Gone Girl and the soon-to-be released movie Dark Places, have sparked even more interest. If you enjoy suspense or mystery books, you may enjoy books written by these similar authors:

Megan Abbott
Carol Anshaw
Linwood Barclay
Alafair Burke
Thomas H. Cook
Louise Doughty
Jennifer DuBois
Karin Fossum
Tana French
John Grisham
Mark Haddon
A.S.A. Harrison
Elizabeth Haynes
Zoƫ Heller
Holly Goddard Jones
Andrea Kane
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
William Landay
Laura Lippman
Hilary Mantel
Liza Marklund
Kimberly McCreight
Joyce Carol Oates
Chris Pavone
Ivy Pochoda
Cornelia Read
Erica Spindler
Lisa Unger
Minette Walters
S.J. Watson

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 10/12/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Burn, by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
2. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
3. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
4. Personal, by Lee Child
5. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
6. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
7. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
8. The Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter & J. T. Ellison
9. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
10. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
11. Bones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs
12. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
13. The Secret Place, by Tana French
14. A Sudden Light, by Garth Stein
15. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
2. Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham
3. What If?, by Randall Munroe
4. How We Got to Now, by Steven Johnson
5. The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker
6. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
7. Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh
8. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
9. This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
10. Rebel Yell, by S. C. Gwynne
11. A Path Appears, by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
12. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
13. The Roosevelts, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
14. Waking Up, by Sam Harris
15. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

Washington Post 10/12/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Burn, by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
2. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
3. The Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter & J. T. Ellison
4. Personal, by Lee Child
5. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
6. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
7. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
8. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
9. The Secret Place, by Tana French
10. Bones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs
11. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
2. Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham
3. A Path Appears, by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
4. How We Got to Now, by Steven Johnson
5. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, by Steve Harvey
6. What If?, by Randall Munroe
7. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
8. Mayor for Life, by Marion Barry, Jr.
9. Guinness World Records 2015 NOTE: Library has 2014 edition
10. The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 2014 Consumer Reports: Sneak Peek at 2015 Vehicles



The 2015 automobiles will start appearing this fall. This month's Consumer Reports cover article has a sneak peek at a few of the new arrivals. The article also notes which of the 2014 models measured up to the hype, and which ones did not. 

You've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  Check out the "Breakfast Matters" article--it tells you why you should eat in the morning, and how to get the most from your breakfast. Ratings for cereal (ones whose names suggested they might be nutritious) and Greek yogurt are included. 

You've heard of Google Glass?  Consumer Reports spent months testing Google Glass--their findings are given in this issue.  Also check out the information on other wearable tech, such as smart watches, activity trackers, and medical sensors.

With winter approaching, it's time to think about heating your home. This issue includes information on and ratings for windows, space heaters, thermostats (with and without remote access), and generators.

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for steam irons
  • Ratings for point-and-shoot cameras
  • Article on "5 ways to fight the flu this year"
  • How to plan for retirement
  • Article on low-mercury fish

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

Reference Staff @ Warrenton

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Best Seller Lists


New York Times 10/5/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
2. Personal, by Lee Child
3. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
4. Bones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs
5. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
6. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
7. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
8. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
9. The Secret Place, by Tana French
10. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
11. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb
12. To Dwell in Darkness, by Deborah Crombie
13. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
14. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
15. Adultery, by Paulo Coelho

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
2. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
3. What If?, by Randall Munroe
4. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
5. Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh
6. The Roosevelts, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
7. This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
8. A Path Appears, by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
9. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
10. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, by Jeff Hobbs
11. Waking Up, by Sam Harris
12. Unphiltered, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
13. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
14. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
15. Diary of a Mad Diva, by Joan Rivers

Washington Post 10/5/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
2. Personal, by Lee Child
3. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
4. Bones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs
5. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb
6. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
7. The Secret Place, by Tana French
8. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
9. The Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake
10. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
2. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, by Steve Harvey
3. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
4. What If?, by Randall Munroe
5. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
6. Guinness World Records 2015  NOTE: Library has 2014 edition
7. Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
8. Law of the Jungle, by Paul Barrett
9. Dataclysm, by Christian Rudder
10. This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

October is Virginia Archaeology Month

In Virginia, October is Archaeology Month to honor the work archaeologists do in our communities.

We're commemorating this month with an Archaeology Film Fest. Each Sunday, we'll show an archaeology-themed film at the Warrenton Library. Our line-up includes the National Treasure films and the 1932 and 1999 The Mummy films. For more information, visit the library news blog.

It's true that real-life archaeologists are more likely to sweat and stare at computer screens than find priceless treasure and battle the undead. Still, the work they do to uncover and explain the past can be just as engrossing as any adventure film.

If you're interested in archaeology, here are some books that you might enjoy.

http://innopac.fauquiercounty.gov/record=b1109804~S6Come, Tell Me How You Live - Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is famous as a mystery novelist, but less well-known is her work with her husband, the eminent archaeologist Max Mallowan.

This witty memoir recounts Christie and her husband's experiences working on archaeological digs in the Middle East. It's a wonderful portrait of the early days of 20th-century archaeology.

If you enjoy Christie's detective stories, Murder in Mesopotamia, an archaeology-themed mystery novel, is also not to be missed.

http://innopac.fauquiercounty.gov/record=b1243849~S6The Riddle of the Labyrinth - Margalit Fox

Once archaeologists find artifacts, learning to read them can be just as challenging. Riddle of the Labyrinth is about Linear B, an ancient writing system found on the Greek island of Crete that took several decades to decode.

Fox tells the story of the scholars who worked to decode Linear B, including classical scholar Alice Kober, whose contributions to solving the Linear B mystery were long overlooked.

The Riddle of the Labyrinth will appeal to readers who enjoy historical mysteries.


When people think of archaeology, they often imagine pyramids or the ruins of ancient Greece or Rome—but archaeology is found everywhere, including the United States.

This book showcases over 300 historical Native American sites that are open to the public. It includes essays and insights from scholars as well as tribal historians and leaders, and is a fascinating read whether you're planning a trip or are an armchair traveler.


Forensic anthropologists are close cousins to archaeologists—in most schools, they study in the same academic department. Like archaeologists, forensic anthropologists use material evidence to reconstruct events, but instead of the past, they apply their skills to the identification of modern human remains.

Flesh and Bones is a portrait of a fascinating discipline that will appeal to readers who enjoy forensics or biology.


Hidden Lives describes the daily lives of slaves at Thomas Jefferson's second home from 1773–1812. Heath uses archaeological and documentary sources to discuss aspects of slaves' lives such as family, work, health, and community.

Hidden Lives is an excellent choice for general readers wishing to learn more about how archaeologists make discoveries about the past.


Becky @ Warrenton

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Book Discussions at Your Library

The following books are under discussion at Fauquier County Public Libraries during the month of October. New Members are always welcome! Check out our adult services page for more information on adult book clubs. 

Wed., Oct. 8, 1 p.m. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.  (Marshall Afternoon Book Club)
                                                                                         
Mon., Oct, 20, 7:30 p.m. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. (Bealeton Evening Book Club)

Tues., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. A Lady With a Dog by Anton Chekhov(available in Anton Chekhov's Short Stories edited by Ralph E. Matlaw. (Warrenton Great Books

Thurs., Oct, 23, 2:30 p.m. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. (Bealeton Afternoon Book Club)

Thurs., Oct, 16, Noon. Any title by Dorothy Gilman or Mignon Eberhart. (Warrenton Mystery Book Club)

Mon., Oct 27, 7 p.m. Joyland, by Stephen King. (Marshall Evening Book Club)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 9/28/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
2. Personal, by Lee Child
3. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
4. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
5. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb
6. Raging Heat, by Richard Castle
7. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
8. The Secret Place, by Tana French
9. Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle
10. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
11. The Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake
12. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
13. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
14. The Monogram Murders, by Sophie Hannah
15. The Golem of Hollywood, by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
2. What If?, by Randall Munroe
3. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
4. Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh
5. This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
6. The Roosevelts, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
7. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
8. Diary of a Mad Diva, by Joan Rivers
9. Waking Up, by Sam Harris
10. Unphiltered, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
11. Thirteen Days in September, by Lawrence Wright
12. In the Kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides
13. The Organized Mind, by Daniel J. Levitin
14. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, by Caitlin Doughty
15. America, by Dinesh D’Souza


Washington Post 9/28/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
2. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
3. Personal, by Lee Child
4. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
5. The Secret Place, by Tana French
6. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb
7. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
8. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
9. The Monogram Murders, by Sophie Hannah
10. Raging Heat, by Richard Castle

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, by Steve Harvey
2. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
3. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
4. What If?, by Randall Munroe
5. The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty
6. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
7. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
8. Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh
9. Guinness World Records 2015
     NOTE: Library has 2014 edition
10. Off the Sidelines, by Kirsten Gillibrand


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