The Best Books of 2018

Are you looking to give your favorite bibliophile a gift they’ll never forget this holiday season? How about one of the best books of 2018?

Here is a list of some of the best books (fiction and nonfiction) published this year that would make perfect gifts for the book lovers in your life:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

French Exit by Patrick DeWitt

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristen Harmel

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zynab Joukhadar

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

There There by Tommy Orange

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

You’re on an Airplane by Parker Posey

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

You can never go wrong with the gift of a book! Follow the links to check out certain titles from the Aurora Public Library District yourself!

If you’re looking for a bargain, then look no further than the Dillsboro Public Library Book Sale! For the rest of November, fill up as many bags as you want with books and only pay $1 per each bag! The Book Sale is ongoing whenever the Library is open, so be sure to stop in and browse even if you miss the November deadline. The third Friday and Saturday of every month is also the $1 Per Bag Sale, but you better hurry in now before everything is gone!

What books would you add to this list? We’re always looking for recommendations to add to our own collection!

Happy Reading!

$1 Per Bag Sale All November Long

Get ready to stock up on all of your reading essentials and gifts this November! The Book Sale at the Dillsboro Public Library will feature the $1 Per Bag Sale all month long! Fill up as many bags as you want with items and only pay $1 for each bag! You can’t beat that!

Browse the Book Sale for adult fiction, nonfiction, teen fiction, children’s fiction, picture books, large print, magazines, paperbacks, and so much more! You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list.

Happy Reading!

Libraries Rock! Egg-gineering

Can you create a safe landing place for a raw egg? How about a parachute that keeps an egg safe? Come learn about engineering and design thinking in order to save your egg! Join us at the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m. for Family Friday! No registration is required, so bring the whole family! After the program, make sure you head downstairs to the Book Sale for the $1/Bag Sale to find some treasures. We can’t wait to see you!

Extended $1 Per Bag Sale!

Didn’t get a chance to stop in the Dillsboro Public Library for the November $1 Per Bag Book Sale? You’re in luck because the $1 Per Bag Sale has been extended throughout the whole month of December! Fill up as many large paper grocery bags as you want with books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and more and only pay $1 per bag! Stock up on all of your holiday gifts and winter reading all in one spot. But you better hurry before everything is gone!

Happy Reading!

Recipes for Holiday Book Gift Baskets

Are you struggling to figure out what to get your mailman, your secret Santa, your new neighbor, or that one friend who is more like an acquaintance but insists on exchanging gifts during the holidays who you don’t really know all that well? How about the gift that keeps on giving: BOOKS!

You’re in luck because all during the month of November, the Book Sale at the Dillsboro Public Library is promoting the $1 Per Bag Sale. Fill up as many large paper grocery bags as you want with books and only pay $1! There are picture books, children’s books, young adult books, magazines, paperbacks, adult fiction, cookbooks, travel guides, religious books, large print books, and so much more! Get all of your shopping done in one place!

To add a more personal touch to your selections, put together a unique gift basket for everyone on your list!

For the person who likes to travel from the comfort of their easy chair:

One Northern Italy Travel Guide + +

= A Fun Dinner!

 

One Switzerland Travel Guide + 

= A Cozy Movie Night!

 

For the person who loves to cook and bake, or for the person just starting out on their own:

Dessert Cookbook + 

= Baking Day!

Cookbook + Marked Recipe + Ingredients From the Recipe = Dinner on You!

 

For your loved one who prefers large print:

Thriller Book +  = Night of Suspenseful Reading

Favorite Author +  = Cozy Night of Reading

Browse the Book Sale and see what great gift basket ideas you can come up with! Show us what you made!

Happy Reading!

$1 Bag Sale All November Long!

You’re in luck! The Dillsboro Public Library is having its $1 Bag Book Sale throughout the whole month of November! Fill up as many large paper grocery bags as you want with books and only pay $1 per bag! Stock up on all of your winter reading or peruse the sale for holiday gifts for your family. At the Book Sale, you’ll find adult fiction, paperbacks, nonfiction, cookbooks, children’s fiction, teen fiction, magazines, DVD’s, audiobooks, picture books, and more! But you better hurry to get your pick before everything is gone!

Happy Reading!