10 Most Wanted Books – April 2020

March 2020 was a great month for reading!!! March 2020’s 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books is a great list as well. Here are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves or by Book On Demand of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 144 times over the month. The top book was checked out 255 times.

DB097750 – The glittering hour by Iona Grey
DB097665 – I will not fear: my story of a lifetime of building faith under fire by Melba Beals
DB097514 – Thirty thousand on the hoof by Zane Grey
DB097560 – Ali Cross by James Patterson
DB097728 – The deserter by Nelson DeMille
DB097652 – Your house will pay by Steph Cha
DB097545 – The way of the rose the radical path of the divine feminine by Clark Strand
DB097704 – Trooper: the bobcat who came in from the wild by F. B. Johnson
DB098104 – With this pledge a novel by Tamera Alexander
DB097743 – Murder in an English village by Jessica Ellicott

To order – Online Cataloghttps://ncbph.klas.com or call – 1-888-388-2460

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Allen’s List – The 1960’s

The Sixties. A time of change for our country. Now more than a half century ago, it is part history, part mythology in our nation’s consciousness. One product of that decade was literature. Consider some of the following novels from that decade:

Happy Reading! – Allen

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#60s

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Allen’s List – Fantastic Fantasies!

Wizards, witches, hobbits, elves and magic! Don’t forget epic battles! If you enjoy these in great stories, consider these fantasy series:

Download all of them from NCLBPH for many hours of reading pleasure! – Allen

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#fantasies

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Allen’s List – American Classics!

One definition of a classic is a work of art of recognition and established value. This could be a painting, a piece of music, or a novel. These American novels meet that definition of classic:

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#american-classics

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Allen’s List – Which was Better?

You may have seen the following movies, but have you read the book? If not, consider the following books which became movies:

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#movies

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Allen’s List – Vampires

Is there something in human nature that makes us want to be scared by mythical creatures we know can not hurt us? If so, that may provide part of the explanation for the popularity of vampires in film, television and books. Here are a just a few of the individual books and series available from the library:

If you wish to tackle a series, and there are many; consider one of the following:

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#vampires

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Did You Know – Patron Page Turners

Did you know we have a page on our website for your book reviews? On Patron Page Turners, our patrons (and staff) can not only read other patrons’ reviews, but also share their thoughts and feelings about the different books they have read from our library, and perhaps make recommendations of what books to read next! We would love to hear from our patrons!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/patron-page-turners

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BARD Suggestions

Every now and then, you want a laugh. Every now and then, you want a mystery. Sometimes you want both.
If the latter is the case, consider reading the following:
The Burglar” Series by Lawrence Block
The “Stephanie Plum” Series by Janet Evanovich
The “Kinky Friedman” Series by Kinky Friedman
The Spellmans” Series by Lisa Lutz
The “Horace Rumpole” Series by John Mortimer
The “John Dortmunder” Series by Donald E. Westlake
and all the novels by Carl Hiaasen, featuring the state of Florida!!
These are available from NCLBPH. Consider downloading them from BARD.

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Limiting Operations

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117 and Wake County Government’s order to stay at home to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is limiting certain operations. We will not be mailing any materials or accepting any materials returned after Friday, March 27. Please do not send any materials back until you are notified that we are accepting materials by return mail.

While mailing operations are suspended, you can download titles to an android, kindle fire, or iOS device for easy playback through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. You can also download the books to a USB drive for use with your digital player. To get started, visit https://nlsbard.loc.gov/NLS/ApplicationInstructions.html.  If you have questions or wish to learn more, please contact LBPH by email at nclbph@ncdcr.gov as we won’t be able to respond to your voicemail message.

We understand the hardship this situation may cause for you and apologize for any inconvenience.

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BARD Madness Second Round

The Second Round of BARD Madness is now live! Voting ends Thursday, March 26th, at midnight. Get your votes in while you can!

When you vote you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! There will be two winners per round, and there will be six rounds to vote in through out the rest of March.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/bard-madness-second-chapter-round-32

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