SPONSORED: “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month.
Once we get beyond the hubbub and ho-hum of election season, no other month says gratitude like November. We’ve selected some reading that will put you in the spirit of the season. With free services like delivery to your door, film and music streaming, audio books, and more, your library itself gives you many reasons to be thankful.
By Janet Evanovich
It’s instant chemistry when Meghan Murphy returns a brown-eyed bunny to its too irresistible owner, Dr. Patrick Hunter. If first impressions are anything to go by, Pat is just as captivated with Meghan. When the two find themselves co-fostering a baby during the holidays, domesticity begins to take on rose-tinted appeal.
My Life with Charlie Brown
By Charles M. Schulz
Nothing says throwback Thanksgiving like a Charlie Brown special repeat playing in the background. This autobiography offers insights into Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz with articles, lectures, introductions, and more.
This bestselling author puts together a collection of America’s favorite cookies. Recipes include easy to follow instructions along with photographs sure to get anyone baking. Byrn includes the history behind each tasty recipe so you’ll be satisfying your taste buds while learning something new in the process.
The Mayflower: the families, the voyage, and the founding of America
By Rebecca Fraser
The origins of Thanksgiving can be traced all the way back to the Plymouth Colony in 1621, but what was life like for the families that founded this colony? Acclaimed historian, Rebecca Fraser, presents a vivid narrative of the Winslow family, one of the families that traveled to the new world in the Mayflower.
Turkey Trot Murder
by Leslie Meier
Investigative reporter Lucy Stone’s Turkey Trot 5K training plans are put on the backburner when she discovers the body of a local investor’s daughter in an icy grave. Meier returns to her cozy Stone mystery series with another installment, stuffed with likable characters and clever scenarios, sure to delight both new readers and long-time followers.
Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies
by Cathy Barrow
Let’s face it, baking a pie for a holiday party can be stressful and time-consuming. Maybe that’s the reason why slab pies are the new pie sensation currently sweeping the baking world! Easy to prepare and fun to serve, slab pies are pies baked on sheet pans with little preparation and LOTS of delicious flavor. Author Cathy Barrow has assembled seventy-five wonderful slab pie recipes that will appeal to experts and novice bakers alike.