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Take a break from your busy day and enjoy a leisurely chat with fellow book lovers. Bring a book you have recently read and join us. It’s a great way to warm up to new authors and to hear what’s new, what’s good and what’s not. We provide coffee and light refreshments.
Books Over Coffee Discussion Group
Time: Noon on the third Tuesday of each month.
Where: Graham Public Library
Call 336-570-6730 for more information.
January 19, 2021 February 16, 2021 March 17, 2021 (Zoom)
April 20, 2021 May 18, 2021 June 15, 2021
July 20, 2021 August 17, 2021 September 21, 2021
October 19, 2021 November 16, 2021 December 21, 2021
- Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
- Seven Graves One Winter by Christoffer Petersen
- Mute by Piers Anthony
- Bears Discover Fire and Other Short Stories by Terry Bisson
- An Alien Light by Nancy Kress
- Life with Pablo by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake
- Pablo Picasso: The Last Years by Mariono Miguel Montanes
- The White Nile by Alan Moorehead
- The Magnificent Dappled Sea by David Biro
- Tread Softly on My Dreams by Gretta Curran Browne
- Prymus Trilogy by Sloan Young
- Hilltop Tryst by Betty Neels
- Once For All Time by Betty Neels
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Risha's 2021 Reads
The Hill We Climb by
Call Number: 811.6 GOR
Publication Date: 2021-03-30
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller Amanda Gorman's electrifying and historic poem "The Hill We Climb," read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition. "Stunning." --CNN "Dynamic." --NPR "Deeply rousing and uplifting." --Vogue On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe with her call for unity and healing. Her poem "The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country" can now be cherished in this special gift edition, perfect for any reader looking for some inspiration. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this remarkable keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
Just As I Am by
Call Number: B TYSON
Publication Date: 2021-01-26
I am so glad that the iconic actress, Cicely Tyson shared her truth with the world. Just As I Am reads as if you are in a room having your own personal conversation with the author.
Love in Color by
Call Number: FIC BAB
Publication Date: 2021-04-13
"Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully." -- Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs to be truly seen. A young businesswoman attempts a great leap in her company, and an even greater one in her love life. A powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman is forced to decide whether she should uphold her family's politics or be true to her heart. In her debut collection, internationally acclaimed writer Bolu Babalola retells the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology with incredible new detail and vivacity. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from long-erased places. With an eye towards decolonizing tropes inherent in our favorite tales of love, Babalola has created captivating stories that traverse across perspectives, continents, and genres. Love in Color is a celebration of romance in all its many splendid forms.
Call Number: FIC COU
Publication Date: 2020-07-28
Book 24 of Coulter's FBI series is an eerie complex thriller with compelling characters and intrigue. Case number one involves red gift boxes that are being sent to Savich filled with puzzle pieces that form scenes of a town he does not recognize. Luckily, a member of the FBI does and goes semi-undercover to her former hometown to help solve the mystery. Case number two involves the young wife of a senator who has been contacted by a medium and subsequently became the victim of an attempted kidnapping in broad daylight. This is an action packed thriller of mystery and intrigue as Savich and Sherlock race against time to find out the who, what, and why the medium contacted the young wife and who is seeking revenge on Savich.
Call Number: FIC COU
Publication Date: 2019-07-30
In book 23 of Coulter's FBI series there are two mysteries to solve. In DC, a car speeds into an intersection causing Sherlock to spin out and hit a man who has run out into the intersection. This accident begins the change reaction of a complex thriller with a timely plot and nonstop action as Savich's team search for the man while wondering if and when Sherlock will regain her memory. While vacationing in Virginia, Special Agent Hammersmith rescues a woman from a kidnapper whose uncle, the Sheriff is attempting to cover up the crime.
Danger in Numbers by
Call Number: FIC GRA
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
On the edge of the Everglades, an eerie crime scene sets off an investigation that sends two agents deep into a world of corrupted faith, greed and deadly secrets. A ritualistic murder on the side of a remote road brings in the Florida state police. Special Agent Amy Larson has never seen worse, and there are indications that this killing could be just the beginning. The crime draws the attention of the FBI in the form of Special Agent Hunter Forrest, a man with insider knowledge of how violent cults operate, and a man who might never be able to escape his own past. The rural community is devastated by the death in their midst, but people know more than they are saying. As Amy and Hunter join forces, every lead takes them further into the twisted beliefs of a dangerous group that will stop at nothing to see their will done. Doomsday peppers and small-town secrets collide in this sultry, twisty page-turning thriller.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by
Call Number: FIC HIB
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
The third book in Talia Hibbert’s The Brown Sisters Series titled, Act your Age, Evie Brown is a delightful read. The moment she is introduced in the first two books readers know that Evie's story is going to be fun! As she attempts to get her act together and act her age, she gets herself into some hilarious situations. When Evie strives to do right, things tend to go wrong. Chaos reigns when sunny Evie bumps into frosty B&B owner, Jacob Wayne. Literally, bumps into him. She hits him with her car! Don't worry he survives to tell the tell and turns it turns out that there is some warmth beneath his frost.
Country Strong by
Call Number: FIC MIL
Publication Date: 2020-01-21
"This second chance romance is set in the perfect setting of Painted Pony Creek. Curl up in your favorite reading chair and get lost in the pages of this book." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Country Strong COUNTRY STRONG is the first book in a brand new western romance trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller! For the men of Painted Pony Creek, it's never too late for a second chance... Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart. As a man who has devoted his life to training horses under the big skies of Montana, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord's orderly life is upended. She's the spitting image of the first woman who broke his heart--a woman he hasn't seen in years--and he'll do whatever he can to help her. He just can't do it alone... Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs--in the past. And she's done everything she can to reinvent herself and move on. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can't resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn't forget, even though he had eyes only for her best friend. Seeing him now floods her with memories...and fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays?
Wyoming True by
Call Number: FIC PAL
Publication Date: 2020-11-10
An opposites-attract love may be in store for a gruff rancher and a small-town beauty in a brand-new Wyoming Men romance Jake McGuire has worked hard to earn his success, with holdings that include ranches and a private jet. The only threat to his comfortable existence is the last woman he should ever want. He knows Ida Merridan by reputation only, but the stories he's heard are enough for him to keep her at arm's length, until the day fate puts her in his path under circumstances only the most heartless cowboy could ignore. Now, realizing the truth Ida's been keeping, he's powerless to give her up. Twice married and independently wealthy, Ida did nothing to deserve her bad reputation--except choose the wrong husbands. Live and learn in a small town, but after everything life has handed her, she's in no hurry to make any more mistakes or be anyone's object of pity. Being rescued by Jake throws a wrench into her plans for a solitary existence when one sizzling kiss leads to another, but her past is catching up with her, and there's only so much she can do when Jake is determined to prove there are still some heroes left in the West. Wyoming Men Book 1: Wyoming Tough Book 2: Wyoming Fierce Book 3: Wyoming Bold Book 4: Wyoming Strong Book 5: Wyoming Rugged Book 6: Wyoming Brave Book 7: Wyoming Winter Book 8: Wyoming Legend Book 9: Wyoming Heart Book 10: Wyoming True
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by
Call Number: FIC PHI
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
*FINALIST for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction* *WINNER of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award* *WINNER of the 2020 Story Prize* *WINNER of the 2020 L.A. Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction* "Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Triumphant." --Publishers Weekly "Cheeky, insightful, and irresistible." --Ms. Magazine "This collection marks the emergence of a bona fide literary treasure." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "Full of lived-in humanity, warmth, and compassion." --Pittsburgh Current "These are stories about Black women that haven't been told with this level of depth, wit, or insight before, so it will not shock me if Oprah gets around to selecting it before the end of the year." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passions. There is fourteen-year-old Jael, who has a crush on the preacher's wife. At forty-two, Lyra realizes that her discomfort with her own body stands between her and a new love. As Y2K looms, Caroletta's "same time next year" arrangement with her childhood best friend is tenuous. A serial mistress lays down the ground rules for her married lovers. In the dark shadows of a hospice parking lot, grieving strangers find comfort in each other. With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.
Girl Gone Viral by
Call Number: FIC RAI
Publication Date: 2020-04-21
In Alisha Rai's second novel in her Modern Love series, a reclusive investor goes viral, shoving her into the world's spotlight--and into the arms of the bodyguard she's been pining for... OMG! Wouldn't it be adorable if he's her soulmate??? I don't see any wedding rings Breaking: #CafeBae and #CuteCafeGirl went to the bathroom AT THE SAME TIME!!! One minute, Katrina King's enjoying an innocent conversation with a random guy at a coffee shop; the next, a stranger has live-tweeted the entire encounter with a romantic meet-cute spin and #CafeBae has the world swooning. Going viral isn't easy for anyone, but Katrina has painstakingly built a private world for herself, far from her traumatic past. Besides, everyone has it all wrong...that #CafeBae bro? He isn't the man she's hungry for. He's got a to die for. With the internet on the hunt for the identity of #CuteCafeGirl, Jas Singh, bodyguard and possessor of the most beautiful eyebrows Katrina's ever seen, offers his family's farm as a refuge. Alone with her unrequited crush feels like a recipe for hopeless longing, but Katrina craves the escape. She's resigned to being just friends with Jas--until they share a single electrifying kiss. Now she can't help but wonder if her crush may not be so unrequited after all...
The Right Swipe by
Call Number: FIC RAI
Publication Date: 2019-08-06
The Right Swipe is the first book in Rai's Modern Love Series. It a fun introduction to the dating app world. Rhiannon Hunter is a dating app creator who runs her business and life with a few set rules. She has become rather cynical when it comes to dating and love, but does allow herself the occasional hookup. After swiping right and spending time with Samson Lima being "ghosted" by him. Will she be willing to relax the no second chance rule, if the ghosting was not intentional? He does have a pretty good, understandable reason for not contacting her after that magical night.
The Boyfriend Project by
Call Number: FIC ROC
Publication Date: 2020-06-09
Three women become friends after they become viral on a Twitter video confronting their womanizing boyfriend. As the three bond over questioning the who, what, when, and how in the world they all fell for “a con man like Craig”, they make a mutual agreement to forgo dating and invest in themselves. Of course, love will most likely show up for them now that they are no longer searching for it.
Flying Lessons and Other Stories by
Call Number: J FIC FLY
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
This anthology is a diverse collection of stories written by some of the best children's authors of today. Each story celebrates the uniqueness of and the talents each character possesses.
Once upon an Eid by
Call Number: J FIC ONC
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
This book is for middle-graders. A delightful read, the collection of short stories is written by 15 Muslim authors. The stories feature diverse, multidimensional characters of the Muslim faith from different cultural backgrounds, such as Caribbean, West African, Algerian to name a few. The stories are relatable to all readers, not just those of the Muslim faith. The fifteen stories are uplifting and exude the warmth one feels when they are celebrating joy, hope, and optimism in the presence of their family and friends.
Black Enough by
Call Number: YA FIC BLA
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today--Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity by Izzeldin Abuelaish
Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness by Craig Nelson
- Judge Sn Goes Golfing by John Scalzi
Risha's 2020 Reads
Call Number: B OBAMA
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
A book purchased or borrowed.
I enjoyed learning more about Michelle Obama, FLOTUS. She is someone women and young girls can look up to and admire. An example of dignity and grace.
Black Is the Body by
Call Number: 305.4889 BER
Publication Date: 2019-01-29
A book you picked up because of the cover.
This book is wonderfully written. It is a memoir shared through essays that the author has written sharing events that she and all women, especially her mother and grandmother have gone through concerning family, friends, job, mind, soul, and body.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by
Call Number: FIC RIC
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
A book about or set in Appalachia.
A historical fictional story that takes place around 1936. The main character is an employee of the Kentucky Pack Horse Project. Cussy Mary Carter nicknamed Bluet is 1) a woman, 2) a poor woman and 3) a poor Blue woman. How will she survive in the Appalachia hills and the prejudices of society?
Deadly Touch by
Call Number: FIC GRA
Publication Date: 2020-07-21
In book 31 of the Krewe of Hunters series, Raina Hamish becomes the lead suspect when she tries on a dress and is able to lead the police to a corpse in the Florida everglades. That is, until a member of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters steps in because he sees things that cannot be explained, too.
Dear Girls by
Call Number: B WONG
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Each chapter is written as a letter to her daughters. What can I say about the book? Hmm . . . Ali Wong has lived her best life to the fullest and accomplished her goals while doing so. Her daughters will learn a lot about their mom when they read the book as adults. I repeat as adults. Emphasis on the word ‘adults’.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by
Call Number: FIC HIB
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
This is book 1 of Hibbert's Brown Sisters Series. Chloe is almost hit by a vehicle. As her life flashes before her eyes, she realizes that her life is boring. She takes steps to rectify the situation by moving into her own apartment and recruiting her sexy neighbor to help her with her get a life list.
The Girl with the Louding Voice by
Call Number: FIC DAR
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand.
Adunni is a Nigerian woman/child who knows what she wants. Her father promised her mother that Adunni would obtain that which would give her the louding voice she seeks. Will he keep that promise?
A Lethal Legacy by
Call Number: FIC GRA
Publication Date: 2019-03-12
A book featuring a woman in science.
In book 4 of the New York Confidential series, trouble/crime has found psychologist, Kieran Finnegan, again. Luckily, her fiance carries an FBI badge. When the couple solves the crime they can be found hanging out at her family owned pub Finnegan’s.
Seeing Darkness by
Call Number: FIC GRA
Publication Date: 2020-05-19
Book 31 of the Krewe of Hunters series goes back to Salem, MA. What should have been a fun girls' weekend turns out not to be too much fun. Kylie did not expect too much from a regression session that should have showed her living her past life. She definitely did not expect to become a present day victim murdered by a well known politician.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by
Call Number: FIC HIB
Publication Date: 2020-06-23
Danika "Dani" Brown is the sister of Chole, the protagonist in Hibbert's Get a Life, Chloe Brown. Dani knows what she wants and romance is not it. She agrees to fake a relationship with a former sports star now security guard with his own issues. How will the story of a no romance wanting woman and a hopeless romantic man end?
That Can Be Arranged by
Call Number: FIC FAH
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
A romance or love story.
Fahmy shares how she dated (parent-arranged) others, then met and eventually married her husband. I discovered this author when I read her book, Yes, I am Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth About Life in a Hijab, which is the book I read featuring a religion other than my own. In both books, she respectfully, with humorous words and drawings shares situations and questions she experiences in her everyday life. I hope there is another book featuring a baby soon!
Us Against the World by
Call Number: 306.81 MAN
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
David and Tamela Mann shares how they make their marriage, parenting and careers work by keeping God first and laughing their way through it.
Wilmington's Lie by
Call Number: 305.8009 ZUC
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Wilmington, NC could have been an amazing example of how to unite and work together to build a truly more perfect union as stated in U.S. Constitution. Instead, it became the blueprint for other southern states with like-minded citizens that viewed former enslaved people and their descendants as less than how to use fear and intimidation to take away the rights, livelihoods and lives of the citizens who dared to work to get, keep and exercise those rights.