This fall we’ll be exploring three literary genres by reading a classic example and a modern interpretation of each genre. We’ve selected Adventure, Mystery, and Fantasy to start, and if you like it, we’ll try some more next spring. So here’s the books, to get us going:
The first stop on the genre tour is Adventure! (Which is always a great place to start.) The books are The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, and One For the Money, by Janet Evanovich. We’ll meet on September 28th at 10am to discuss these.
Second, we’ll venture in Mystery, with two rather spooky tales to get us in the mood for Halloween. First is the essential Agatha Christie classic, And Then There Were None, and we’ll be pairing it with the dark and creepy In The Woods by Tana French. We’ll meet on October 25th at 10am to discuss these.
And the last stop this fall we’ll be wandering into Fantasy. We’ll start with At the Back of the North Wind, a classic fantasy tale by George MacDonald which draws on fairy tales and mythology. Then we’ll jump forward to an urban fantasy by Charles de Lint, The Onion Girl. We’ll meet on November 23rd at 10am to discuss these.
Stop by the library to reserve copies of the books or ask us any questions.