Are you ready to fall into a good book?  Check out our weekly reading lists, inspired by this list from Bookish.  To keep you motivated, we’ll feature one of the categories each week in the e-newsletter along with suggestions from our collection.   Happy Reading!

The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie 

A stunning collection of brand-new, linked stories that perfectly capture the zeitgeist through the voices of vivid and engaging women from adolescence to old age. The State We’re In is about how we live in the places we have chosen—or been chosen by. It’s about the stories we tell our families, our friends, and ourselves, the truths we may or may not see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and where we look for love.Many of these stories are set in Maine, but The State We’re In is about more than geographical location, and certainly is not a picture postcard of the coastal state. Some characters have arrived by accident, others are trying to get out.

A Double Life: Newly Discovered Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott 

A collection of previously undiscovered thrillers by the author of “Little Women” explores the exotic, the bizarre, and the shocking in stories considered too scandalous to by published in their time.

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation by Elizabeth Berg

Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman rebels, kicks up her heels, and commits a small act of liberation.What would you do, if you were going to break out and away? Go AWOL from Weight Watchers and spend an entire day eating every single thing you want–and then some? Start a dating service for people over fifty to reclaim the razzle-dazzle in your life–or your marriage? Seek comfort in the face of aging, look for love in the midst of loss, find friendship in the most surprising of places? Imagine that the people in these wonderful stories–who do all of these things and more–are asking you: What would you do, if nobody was looking?

Boston Noir by Dennis LeHane

Presents a collection of short stories featuring noir and crime fiction about Boston by such authors as Jim Fusilli, Dana Cameron, Don Lee, and Patricia Powell.

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life.

Collected Short Stories by Aldous Huxley

The Collected Short Stories of Aldous Huxley consists of twenty stories compiled from five of Huxley’s earlier collections and one from his novel Crome Yellow.