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Scary books for Halloween

Does your idea of a good Halloween include curling up with a scary book? If so, this list is for you! Here are some of the books we have right here in Hamersly that will give you a fright. Happy Halloween!

Doctor Sleep “Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.” – Goodreads
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Call Number: REC KIN (1st floor)

Skeleton Crew A collection of short, but no less terrifying, stories. Ideal for reading aloud to scare your roommates.
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King. Call Number: PS3561.I483 S55 1986 (3rd floor)

Dracula If you’re looking for a more old-school Halloween experience, give this classic tale a try. “Jonathan Harker, incarcerated in a Transylvanian castle, has an alluring but terrifying dream of three women, eager to prey upon him. His host and jailer is none other than Count Dracula, or Nosferatu, the Un-Dead, controller of the wolves.” – Goodreads
Dracula by Bram Stoker. Call Number: PR6037.T617 D7 2011 (3rd floor) or as an eBook.

Bird Box Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn’t look outside anymore. - Goodreads
Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Call Number: REC MAL (1st floor).

Hound of the Baskervilles Another timeless classic – short and perfect for reading aloud. “Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville families home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of a giant hound have been found near his body. Will the new heir meet the same fate?” – Goodreads
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. Call Number: PR4620.A5 .M67 1953 (3rd floor).

Tales A collection of stories by the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Prepare to face terrors beyond your wildest imaginings…
Tales by H.P. Lovecraft. Call Number: PS3523.O833 A6 2005 (3rd floor).

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New Books in the Recreation Collection

We just got a fresh, new batch of books for the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone: Oprah book club picks, literary award winners, celebrity memoirs, historical fiction, and more.

Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection online or in-person to see all of our recreational books!

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees. Call Number: REC KID

The Invention of Wings

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, the bestselling author of Room. Call Number: REC DON

Frog Music

One More Thing by B. J. Novak. A collection of short stories by the actor who played Ryan the Intern on The Office.   Call Number: REC NOV

One More Thing

Things a Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter. Call Number: REC STO

Things a Little Bird Told Me

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, winner of this year’s National Book Critics Circle prize. Call Number: REC ADI

Americanah

Longbourn by Jo Baker. The story of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen as told from the servants’ point of view. Call Number: REC BAK

Longbourn

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, winner of this year’s National Book Award. Call Number: REC MCB

The Good Lord Bird
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Get Spring Break reading suggestions

reading Do your Spring Break plans include lying on a beach, couch, or [you fill in the blank] with a good book? Need some ideas for what to read? Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book or three you might like!

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Your WOU librarians can give you books to read for fun, too!

What better way to spend a stress-free winter break than curled up with a good book?! The Recreation Collection on the 1st floor of Hamersly has something for every type of reading preference – from sci fi to romance to poetry.

Want a suggestion? Fill out the form below (or here) and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book you might like.

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New Fiction in our Recreation Collection

The long Thanksgiving weekend is plenty of time to breeze through one of the new fiction books we’ve added to the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone: fast-moving thrillers, hair-raising horror, poetry about pups, romantic historical fiction, funny detective stories, dystopia science fiction, you name it.

Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection to see all our recreational books, and check one out before you leave campus!

The Circle by Dave Eggers. Call Number: REC EGG

The Circle

Doctor Sleep (sequel to The Shining) by Stephen King. Call Number: REC KIN

Doctor Sleep

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. Call Number: REC OLI

Dog Songs

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Call Number: REC ROW

Fangirl

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Call Number: REC GIL

The Signature of All Things

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. Call Number: REC ATW

MaddAddam

The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn. Call Number: REC QUI

The Sound and the Furry
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New Nonfiction in our Recreation Collection

Looking for something to read, but fiction isn’t your thing? We just added a bunch of fascinating new nonfiction books to our Recreation Collection on topics that range from cadaver dogs to the Lance Armstrong doping scandal to Downton Abbey – and everything in between:

What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs by Cat Warren. Call Number: REC WAR

What the Dog Knows

Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell. Call Number: REC ALB

Wheelmen

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. Call Number: REC GRO

The Aviators

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley and Gareth Neame. Call Number: REC ROW

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Call Number: REC GLA

David and Goliath

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. Call Number: REC BRY

One Summer

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. Call Number: REC FIN

Five Days at Memorial
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New Memoirs in our Recreation Collection

If you find reading about other people’s lives inspiring, have we got some books for you. We just added four new memoirs to our Recreation Collection, each with a captivating story to tell. Need more convincing? Two of these books were recently featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Check them out:

Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field by Donald Driver. Call Number: REC DRI

Driven

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb. Call Number: REC YOU
( Watch Malala’s interview with Jon Stewart)

I Am Malala

My Story by Elizabeth Smart, with Chris Stewart. Call Number: REC SMA

My Story

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, Translated by K.A. Yoshida and David Mitchell. Call Number: REC HIG
( Watch translator David Mitchell’s interview with Jon Stewart)

The Reason I Jump
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The Library has movies!

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Find lots of great movies in the library – from Oscar winners to blockbusters, and everything in between. Most are available in both DVD and Blu-ray. Newer films (within the last three years) are on the 1st floor in the Recreation Collection, and older films are on the 2nd floor. You can also browse movies in the library catalog.

Here are some of the most recent additions:

Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty Skyfall
Skyfall Life of Pi Life of Pi
Lincoln Lincoln Beasts of the Southern Wild Beasts of the Southern Wild
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Contenders for the National Book Awards

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The National Book Awards are coming up on Nov. 20, and you can now read excerpts from all of the finalists by downloading any of the four free ebook compilations! Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.

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New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit in our Recreation Collection

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Need a study break? Can’t get enough of The Walking Dead? Want to escape into a fantastical world of witches and/or Shakespearean Star Wars characters? The library’s Recreation Collection has something new for you:

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