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TSPL Top 100 Checkouts of 2022

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2023 01:35 PM

Here are the top 100 adult books that were checked out at TSPL in 2022.

There are many by the usual authors, James Patterson and Danielle Steel, but also a lot of Louise Penny and C.J. Box were read last year.

1. State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

2. Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

3. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

5. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

6. Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower...

Let TSPL Help With Your New Year's Resolutions by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 05:07 AM

It’s almost the new year. A time when we start to think about changes we’d like to make in our lives. Many people make New Year’s resolutions but have a hard time sticking with them.

Here are some ways to help your resolutions stick:

Be specific. Instead of saying, “I want to be more active,” try “I want to walk for 10 minutes a day.”

Start with a few small changes instead of going full out. “I want to walk for 10 minutes a day,” is a reachable goal rather than, “I want to start out by walking an...

Holiday Chills: A Reading List by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 05:31 AM

The holiday season can get a little busy. Some of us put aside many of our hobbies during this time, reading being among them. If our readers need a little help to keep up with their reading and wish to keep it festive, try one of these mystery-thrillers and give that schedule something to relax by a fire with this season.


Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs (FIC CHI) is cozy mystery, catering, murder and Christmas décor.



Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney (FIC FEE). A weekend...

Popular Checkouts at TSPL!

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2022 10:24 AM

These are the most checked out books between September 1 and November 30, 2022:

  • Hell and Back by Craig Johnson
  • Vince Flynn’s Oath of Loyalty by Kyle Mills
  • Marple: Twelve New Stories by Agatha Christie
  • The Housekeeper by Joy Fielding
  • Robert B. Parker’s Fallout by Mike Lupica
  • Desperation in Death by J.D. Robb
  • I Remember You by Brian Freeman
  • The Harbor by Katrine Engberg
  • The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards
  • The Challenge by Danielle Steel
  • The Attic Child by Lola Jaye
  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael...

T'is the Season (and I'm Not Referring to Christmas) by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 05:47 AM

We’ve had our first snow that has stuck around for a while. It is cold and most vehicles on the road are sporting winter tires. We’ve dug out our parkas and winter boots so now is the time.

Now is the time to find yourself something great to read, snuggle down under your favourite throw, pour yourself a nice hot cup of tea, or cocoa, or whatever beverage you prefer and settle in for a good read. Cold wintry weather always makes me think that it is a prime time for reading.

The Temiskaming Shores...