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Patron Picks = Great Reads!

Looking for a good read but want to try something new? Visit our Patron Picks book display! These titles are recommended favourites from our library readers.

Many of you have rated and recommended new titles and authors, allowing us to build a Patron Pick Collection. We thank you for your participation and we want to continue to grow this initiative!

And if you discover a good book that you’d like to share, please feel free to recommend it on a Patron Pick form when you return your book. Our Patron Pick form is quick and easy to complete. We find it’s a great way to share those really good reads and provides a unique local review.

How many Patron Picks will you read this month? Every time you read one of our patron recommended books we will enter your name into a draw for a prize. Every time you read a library book that you want to recommend to other patrons and you fill out a “Patron Pick” form we will enter your name in the draw. Two ways to win!

Our contest kicks off on September 1st and the draw will be held mid-October (during Ontario Public Library Week). Look for our Patron Pick display and Contest information in the library this week. We hope you will join in on the fun!

Patron picks currently on our shelves:

A Long Petal of the Sea, by Isabel Allende (2020)

"Loved it. Spanish Civil War, 1930's, and a journey to freedom."

"The writer draws you in. The writing flows. A magnificent novel"

Hour of the Witch, by Chris Bohjalian (2021)

"This book is a page turner. I highly recommend it. thanks to the library staff for bringing in such excellent literature."

The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly (2016)


Seven, by Farzana Doctor (2020)

"A story that discusses women's bodies and religious customs. A thoughtful and emotional story of enlightenment."

The Company We Keep, by Frances Itani (2020)

"Describes grief in its many forms - and what we keep hidden in our lives."

The Book of Longings, by Sue Monk Kidd (2020)

"The main character is the rebellious and spirited daughter of a wealthy family whose father is connected to the rulers in Galilea. Ana is expected to marry through an arranged marriage but a chance encounter with Jesus in the Temple changes everything."

The Exiles, by Christina Baker Kline (2020)

"19th century Australia and three strong female characters set the 'stage' for this story of hardship, redemption and freedom."

A Town Called Solace, by Mary Lawson (2021)

"Excellent choice if you're looking for poised, elegant prose, paired with quiet drama that will break your heart. Masterful, suspenseful, darkly funny and deeply humane novel."

The Secret Hours, by Santa Montefiore (2019)

"Elements of romance, mystery and setting make this a lovely read. The family's secrets are so engaging and satisfying to the reader."

Goodbye to Budapest, by Margarita Morris (2019)

"4.5 out 5!"

The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (2020)

"Absolutely excellent! Mystery and humour - a lovely blend."

The Sisters Grimm, by Menna van Praag (2020)

"Really enjoyed this first book in the series. The plot centres around four special sisters. Fairy tales are woven through the story."

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion (2013)

"The reader can't help but like the main character and empathizes with his struggles. Humour is the main ingredient along with an unfolding mystery about Rosie. 5 out of 5."

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