Booktalk Cafe at the East Flagstaff Community Library

Have you ever wondered what everyone else is reading? Then please join community members and librarians once a month for tea, refreshments, and book recommendations at Booktalk Cafe! Booktalks begin at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. 4th Street. Please call 928-213-2348 with any questions. 

Upcoming Dates
February 18, 2016
March 24, 2016
April 21, 2016


February 2016

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected by Tania Luna & LeeAnn Renninger
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo
Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming Pictures by Boris Kulikov
Saving Mars by Cidney Swanson

Previous Booktalk Selections

November 2015

Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense by Julia Heaberlin
Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency  by Douglas Adams
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Chalice by Robin McKinley
The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipachi

October 2015

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Tattooed Soldier by Hector Tobar
The Haunting of Hill House by  Shirley Jackson
Dream a Little Dream by Kirsten Gier
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt
What Shall We Do Without Us: The Voice and Vision of Kenneth Patchen by Kenneth Patchen
Ring by Koji Suzuki

September 2015

The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien
Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally
Blood of Stone by Jeanne Lyet Gassman
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The American West as Living Space by Wallace Stegner
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Burro Genius: A Memoir by Victor Villaseñor
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

May 2015

All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
The Okay Book by Todd Parr
The Other Side of Midnight: The Prophecy by Karen Rivello
Noro Lace: 30 Exquisite Knits by Sixth&Spring Books
Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge
Butterfly Dreams by Karen Rivello

April 2015

Astray by Emma Donoghue
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the
American Century by Michael Hiltzik
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E.
Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the
Lusitania by Erik Larson 
The Complete Poems by Philip Larkin
The Gate to Woman’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper
Mirage Man by David Willman


March 2015

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
On the Brink of Shards by Nancy Rivest Green
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Blakely High Photo Play by Dot Jay Gomez
Joyland by Stephen King
Unbreakable Dolls by Julie McDonald
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Blakely High and the Voodoo Phantom by Dot Jay Gomez
Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
Unbreakable Dolls, Too by Julie McDonald
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Ghosts of the Superstitions by Dot Jay Gomez

February 2015

Count Belisarius by Robert Graves
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
The Norseman by Jason Born
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Musician Within by Kenny Werner
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
Pirates of the Levant by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 

January 2015
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food by Ted Genoways
The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch by Dan O’Brien
Lauren Greasewater's War by Stephen Hirst
Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! By Terry Brooks
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

December 2014
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Barnyard Night Before Christmas by Beth Terrill, Illustrated by Greg Newbold
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter’s Eve by Caitlin Matthews and Helen Cann
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Round House by Louise Erdrich
​Every Day by David Levithan
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, retold by Janeen R. Adil, illustrated by Charles Santore

November 2014
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Mascot: The extraordinary story of a Jewish boy and an SS extermination squad by Mark Kurzem
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Emory’s Gift by W. Bruce Cameron
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Good Behavior by Donald E. Westlake
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Dr. Nick Trout
Digging for Richard III by Mike Pitts
Something Missing by Matthew Dicks
Paper Towns by John Green

October 2014
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Tiger Lily by Jodi Anderson
Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Mr. Monk on the Couch by Lee Goldberg
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 

September 2014
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes
When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Sharpe’s Tiger by Bernard Cornwell
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley

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