Author and Book of the Month for Aura Libraries for January 2022
Good year! To kick off 2022, we’ve chosen one of our favorite authors as our author of the month for January: Colson Whitehead. Admired by readers the world over, Colson Whitehead is one of America’s most important and outstanding contemporary authors.
Whether you’re new to his books or revisiting some of his best known and beloved titles, we’ve put together a little reading list to get you started on a Colson Whitehead adventure. Enjoy!
Headlines by author of the month, Colson Whitehead.
Where It All Began: The Intuitionist (1999)
The Game Changers: The Underground Railroad (2016), The Nickel Boys (2019)
Most recently: Harlem Shuffle (2021)
Best Recommendation: Apex Hides the Hurt (2006)
Do you have a favorite Colson Whitehead novel? Let us know what you think of our choices or those you would have chosen. Use the hashtag #LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries and leave us a comment on Twitter (@LibFlintshire), Instagram (@llyfrgelloeddauralibraries) or Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries).
All of the above titles can be borrowed from Aura Libraries as books, eBooks, or audiobooks. Why not add one or more of the above titles to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalog and reserve titles, or email or call your local library. To place an order call us on 01352 703750 or email us at [email protected]
You can browse our catalog on www.aura.wales/flintshire-library-catalogue/ and reserve items to pick up at the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, contact phone number and email address, your book requests / preferences and your preferred collection point.
Book of the month
Our book for the month of January 2022 is Magpie by Elizabeth Day.
Pie by Elizabeth Day
All her life, Marissa has searched for unconditional love and support, something she is sure she found in Jake. After a few months, they move in and start trying to have a baby. Everything seems perfect until the arrival of Kate, a tenant who seems to pay no attention to personal boundaries, making herself completely at ease and taking an uncomfortable interest in Jake – not to mention the child they hope for.
A twisted story of love and relationships, Magpie is the perfect page turner: full of tension to keep the reader on the edge of his seat. We would give this title an Aura Book rating of 4/5.
EBooks and Audiobooks
As a reminder, Aura Library members can download eBooks and Audiobooks for free from Borrowbox and Libby on a PC, Laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.
To access most of the library’s resources online, you will need to enter your membership number and PIN. If you don’t have it, you can register as a member online through the Aura website for instant access. All links and more details on our digital library resources are available on our website: www.aura.wales/libraries
The best digital advice of the week
Our best digital tip for this week is to explore Borrowbox’s selection of “Trending Titles / Teitlau Poblogaidd” eBooks and Audiobooks for kids, teens and adults of all ages. Titles include a selection of non-fictional e-books and lifestyle audiobooks. There is something for everyone!
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From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thanks for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!
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