What is your favourite book? The New Westminster Public Library would like to know. During the adult summer reading program, if you let us know your favourite books, you will be entered to win one of the prizes generously donated by local businesses. You can also enter the weekly trivia contests. Find ballots for both in the library or online at www.nwpl.ca. At the end of the summer, we'll let you know New Westminster's favourite books. Here's some of our favourite reads:
Among Julie Spurrell's favourites are the George Smiley books by John Le Carre, in particular Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Susan Buss frequently returns to Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. This suspenseful epic tells of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
Caleb Fox prefers Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, which captures the disillusioned "Lost" generation of expatriates in Paris and Spain following the First World War.
Stephanie Crosbie likes anything by Kate Atkinson, especially Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
The short stories in Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro captured Stephanie Karnosh, while one of Meghan Radomske's favourites is Anne Michael's Fugitive Pieces.
The humour in There's No Toilet Paper . on the Road Less Traveled appeals to Andrea Lam. Faith Jones's favourites include Geraldine Brooks' March. It tells the story of the father in Little Women who has to reconcile his ideals with the brutal reality of the American Civil War.