JANUARY Titles for Adults

Blockbuster Reads 

Courtney's Pick

The Lost Apothecary
by Sarah Penner
This historical fiction mystery is currently in development for a TV series!

Kortney's Pick

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane: A Novel
by Katherine Howe
A graduate student moves to her grandmother's abandoned home near Salem to finish her doctoral dissertation while handling the sale of the home. The secrets found in the home start Connie on a journey for answers, some of which may be connected to the visions she is having of the Salem witch trials. This novel has mystery, historical fiction elements, magic, romance, and a main character who has wonderful researching skills.  What more could a movie need?  

Laura's Pick

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Novel
by Alan Bradley
I would enjoy this stellar British murder mystery series even more if they were brought to life in a British TV series adaptation.  The characters are entertaining, and the family dynamic in the story is mysterious and complicated. I think it would take well to the screen. 

Nancy's Pick

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Also available as an eBook and a downloadable audiobook on Libby.
This romantic fantasy is so exquisitely detailed you may feel you are already inside a cinematic achievement. If you like the Illusionist, this novel is for you.

Randall's Pick

We Sold Our Souls
by Grady Hendrix
Available as downloadable eAudio on hoopla.
Legendary horror writer, Hendrix, serves up an adventurous road trip novel infused with supernatural elements that is ripe for adaptation to the big screen.

Sandy's Pick

The Power
by Naomi Alderman
I love Science Fiction movies.  But not just any Sci-Fi will do; I require a delicate balance of fantasy and reality.  If this novel were made into a movie, it would be my new favorite!  Written as a faux-historical document, it answers the question of what happens when the meek now have all the power.

Vanessa's Pick

The Awakening
by Nora Roberts
This novel follows two stories each taking place in parallel worlds. In the realm of Talamh, Keegan welds a sword and shoulders the responsibility of protecting the Fey. And in the far-off realm known as Philadelphia a young debt ridden college graduate, who is toiling away at a job she hates, finds her life changed when a new-found fortune allows her the freedom to follow the strange dreams that have been beckoning her to the land of her ancestors.....Ireland!

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