In preparation for author Willy Vlautin's visit to Forest Grove City Library on October 3, 2019, we present this list of books that are perfect for fans of Vlautin's work. If you enjoy quiet novels with heart, humanity, and desperation, this list is for you!
People! Your submissions for the first "What the Book?" contest were too good and too funny. It was really hard picking only five for the final round!
Vote on your favorite book title below and the person who receives the most votes will receive their choice of a WCCLS Reads pint glass or book bag. Next week we will announce the winner and share the real title for this book.
(Want to read through all 77 hilarious titles that were submitted? We collected them here.)
Awkward Family Spooning
submitted by Viktoria H.
Keeping Your Dish From Running Away With Your Spoon: 20 Steps to a More Magnetic Personality
submitted by Alyssa B.
Born With a Silver Spoon Near My Mouth
submitted by Danette V.
Who Wore It Best: Kitchen Utensil Edition
submitted by Kelly
Spoons: The Ancient Art of Facial Cutlery Suspension Whilst Awaiting Victuals: Secrets of the Masters
submitted by Erin K.
Forest Grove City Library
Original location of the Forest Grove library
The Forest Grove City Library was officially established in 1908 when its city approved a tax to support a public library, the first in Washington County, and was initially housed in a stationery store! Forest Grove City Library will be celebrating its 110th anniversary this October with a new memorial garden dedicated to longtime supporter Dick Ginsburg, a special author reception with Willy Vlautin, a birthday party, and more!
"Alan Lightman is both an astrophysicist and a novelist, and here he speculates movingly with both a scientist’s and a humanist’s insight on the nature of the cosmos and the divine. He explores the ways of knowing from a scientific and religious point of view and speculates widely on whether faith can be reconciled with the relativism and impermanence of science. Conclusions are few, but the journey is breathtaking." - Jim J., Forest Grove City Library
"A retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Muslim cast and set in Toronto. Ayesha is resistant to the idea of an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who annoys her with his conservative values and judgmental attitude. There’s no way she would ever give him a moment’s romantic thought, right? Recommend for fans of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang." - Ariel Y., Forest Grove City Library
"From the beginning of NASA to the dueling space accomplishments of the Soviets and the U.S. (of which the Soviets often had the upper hand), to the selection and profiles of astronauts for each Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo mission, we experience the full range of human technology and emotion as the Sixties Apollo project inexorably brought us closer to the moon." - Jim J., Forest Grove City Library
Join us as Forest Grove celebrates the events of 50 years ago, including the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, which took place on July 20th, 1969. How long ago was the Summer of ‘69? Drop in and take a look back at the year through videos, books, music, and memories. There will be prize drawings during the program!
Culminating on Thursday, October 3 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Forest Grove City Library
This summer Forest Grove City Library will be promoting the fiction of Willy Vlautin in anticipation of a visit and reception with Vlautin on October 3. The library will have many copies of his novels Don't Skip Out on Me and Lean on Pete available to Summer Reading participants and will be hosting book discussions around the author's work throughout the summer.
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Congratulations to Suzanne B. at Hillsboro Public Library! Suzanne won this week's prize drawing* that includes two tickets to an upcoming Literary Arts event, $20 Powell's gift card, a collectible fantasy-themed coin from Shire Post, a WCCLS Reads book bag, and a WCCLS Reads pin glass!
*Every week through the end of August we will randomly draw a name from the list of people who sign up for adult summer reading. Even if you unsubscribe from the WCCLS Reads newsletter, you will remain eligible. Library staff, library board members, and their immediate families are not eligible for prize drawings.
This newsletter was handcrafted by Kaitlyn, PJ, and the staff at your local library.