Weekly Book List: Week 38 (TV Shows)

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream / Buzz Bissinger (Friday Night Lights)

Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team (796.332 BIS)


The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock)

Presents an anthology of eighteen Sherlock Holmes mystery short stories. (FIC DOYLE)



Outlander / Diana Gabaldon (Outlander)

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier. (FIC GABALDON)


Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam / Lynda Van Devanter (China Beach)

Lynda Van Devanter was the girl next door, the cheerleader who went to Catholic schools, enjoyed sports, and got along well with her four sisters and parents. After high school she attended nursing school and then did something that would shatter her secure world for the rest of her life: in 1969, she joined the army and was shipped to Vietnam. (959.704 VAN)

Dead Until Dark / Charlaine Harris (True Blood)

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn’t date much because of her “disability” to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too–he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next. (FIC HARRIS, CHARLAINE)

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison / Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black)

Follows the author’s incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. (365.43 KER)

A Game of Thrones / George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)

The aristocratic Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes. (PBK MARTIN)


The Leftovers / Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers)

When a bizarre phenomenon causes the cataclysmic disappearances of numerous people all over the world, Kevin Garvey, the new mayor of a once-comfortable suburban community, struggles to help his neighbors heal while enduring the fanatical religious conversions of his wife and son. (FIC PERROTTA)


Déjà Dead / Kathy Reichs (Bones)

Temperance Brennan leaves a shaky marriage behind and heads to Quebec on an assignment as director of forensic anthropology that leads her to track down a killer on the loose. (FIC REICHS)


Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times / Jennifer Worth (Call the Midwife)

Reflects on the experiences of Jennifer Worth as a midwife in London’s postwar East End, including the nuns from whom she learned her craft and the interesting and challenging births she aided during her career. (921 WORTH)

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