New Books

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New Books Coming to the Library in October 2017


Blade of Empire, No. 2 (Dragon Prophecy Trilogy)  by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

Children of the Fleet  by Orson Scott Card

Crazy Like a Fox (Jane Arnold)  by Rita Mae Brown

Deep Freeze, No. 10 (Virgil Flowers)  by John Sandford

Fairytale  by Danielle Steel

Home for Christmas  by Holly Chamberlin

In the Midst of Winter  by Isabel Allende

Killing Season  by Faye Kellerman

Last Ballad, The  by Wiley Cash

Merry and Bright  by Debbie Macomber

Mind Game (Eve Duncan)  by Iris Johansen

Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel of Christmas Past  by Samantha Silva

The Rooster Bar  by John Grisham

Origin, No. 5 (Robert Langdon)  by Dan Brown

Quick & Dirty, No. 43 (Stone Barrington)  by Stuart Woods

Rules of Magic, The (Practical Magic)  by Alice Hoffman

Scandal in Battersea, A, No. 12 (Elemental Masters)  by Mercedes Lackey

Shattered Memories, No. 3 (Mirror Sisters)  by V. C. Andrews

Vengeance, No. 3 (Major Brooke Grant)  by Newt Gingrich & Pete Earley

Witches' Tree, The, No. 28 (Agatha Raisin)  by M. C. Beaton

Wyoming Winter, No. 7 (Wyoming Men)  by Diana Palmer



Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel  by Robert Gandt

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back  by Gretchen Carlson

Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations  by Matt Bellassai

Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast  by Jeff Fager


New Books Coming to the Library in November 2017



Armageddon File, The, No. 8 (Tommy Carmellini)  by Stephen Coonts

Christmas Return, A,  by Anne Perry

Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories, The,  by Charlaine Harris

Count to Ten, No. 13 (Private)  by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi

Dead of Winter, No. 3 (Lily Dale Mysteries)  by Wendy Corsi Staub

End Game, No. 5 (Will Robie)  by David Baldacci

The End We Start From  by Megan Hunter

Every Breath You Take, No. 4 (Under Suspicion)  by Mary Higgins Clark

The Ghost of Christmas Past, No. 17 (Molly Murphy)  by Rhys Bowen

Hardcore Twenty-Four, No. 24 (Stephanie Plum)  by Janet Evanovich

House of Unexpected Sisters, The, No. 18 (No. 1   Ladies' Detective Agency)  by Alexander McCall Smith

Midnight Line, The, No. 22 (Jack Reacher)  by Lee Child

Noël Diary, The,  by Richard Paul Evans

Past Perfect  by Danielle Steel

The People vs. Alex Cross (Alex Cross novels No. 23)  by James Patterson

Refuge Cove, No. 2 (New Americana)  by Janet Dailey

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales  by P.D. James

Tom Clancy Power and Empire, No. 18 (Jack Ryan)  by Marc Cameron

Typhoon Fury, No. 12 (Oregon Files)  by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison


8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor  by Flo Groberg & Tom Sileo



The Watauga County Public Library hosts several book clubs. Please see our calendar for upcoming events. Here are some of the book clubs that meet at our library:

Book Bunch Book Club

The Book Bunch Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact the reference desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club

The Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club meets every other month on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Restaurant. The good folks at Pepper's let the Book Brewers have a nice space just opposite of the Salad and Soup Bar to meet, greet and talk about the group's book selections, as well as the relationship of the literature to current, personal and historical experience. If you would like to receive information about the Book Brewers, please e-mail Adult Services directly via our contact form.

Click below for a list of the book selections, meeting dates, and more for 2017 (downloads as a PDF file).

2017 Book Brewers Selections

Cook the Books! A Mystery Book Club

Cook the Books meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. The club has snacks each month based on clues from the book. If you would like to be included on the email listserv for announcements, please contact Angela Constantino at (828) 264-8784 ext. 1 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.