The Friends of The Wagnalls Memorial Library present

Community Read

Tuesday August 10, 2021
6:30 PM


Join other members of our community and meet Ohio author Mindy McGinnis, listen to her talk about writing and participate in a Q&A session. Mindy's books cross multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy, so there is something for everyone! A selection of books will available at the library for check-out.

This will kick off a new monthly program at Wagnalls featuring local authors.

Explore Mindy's books!  You can request one here or pick up a copy in the library.


 Welcome to Amontillado, Ohio, where your last name is worth more than money, and secrets can be kept… for a price.
Tress Montor knows that her family used to mean something—until she didn’t have a family anymore. When her parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home, Tress lost everything. She might still be a Montor, but the entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the “White Trash Zoo,” – a wild animal attraction featuring a zebra, a chimpanzee, and a panther, among other things.



The world is not tame.  Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. When she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, she discovers people are not tame, either…





Three screws in her hip.  Two months until spring training.  One answer to all her problems.  Mickey Catalan’s life has been littered with struggles—from the scars that tell of past injuries, to her parents’ divorce, to the daily complexity of finding the right words to fit in socially. Mickey is no stranger to pain, emotional or physical.




A dark and twisted psychological thriller.  Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.





Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped.  Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy—she must produce an heir.



Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.  Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence.





Murder, madness, and mystery combine in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller.  Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum—but it is in the darkness that she finds a new lease on life. When a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace’s brilliant mind beneath her rage, he recruits her as his assistant.




Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty—or doesn’t leave at all.