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Shedding Light on Mental Illness by Adrienne Teague

Challenger Deep is a young adult novel by Neal Shusterman about a teen boy's slide into mental illness. It is told from his perspective and it is enlightening.

11/22/63 by Stephen King Coming to Hulu in February by Sarah Thrower

For those of us who no longer subscribe to traditional cable and get their TV and movies from such services as Netflix and Hulu, it’s hard to miss all the commercials advertising the upcoming release of the 8-part mini-series “11/22/63.” Hulu will release the series in full, starring James Franco, and produced by J.J.

Read Harder by Rebecca Howard

If my personal reading lists have taught me anything, it’s that I’m a sucker for big literary novels about families. I could probably stand to broaden my reading horizons, but it’s hard to venture into something unknown. That’s why I’m looking forward to trying Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge for 2016.

Shakespeare Redux by Sarah Thrower

Start the year with some Shakespeare!

Sort of.

A few weeks ago, I found a little gem of a book listed in my weekly Wowbrary email called, “Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs,” by Erik Didriksen.  How could I possibly resist a book that depicts Shakespeare rocking out on the cover?

Rebecca's Favorites of 2015

At year’s end a group of TCCL employees who are avid readers like to share their favorite reads of the year with one another. Following is Rebecca Howard’s list, along with her impressions. She manages the Broken Arrow Library and is a contributor to Reading Addict. The books were not necessarily published in 2015. --Cindy Hulsey