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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Book Bundles & Binge Sets

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WHAT IS A BOOK BUNDLE?
A book bundle is a curated selection of books specially handpicked by a librarian. Each book bundle features a different theme, topic, or genre. Choose a bundle that interests you and check it out at the checkout desk or reserve one for curbside pickup. Book bundles are checked out for 21 days with no renewals. You may check out 1 book bundle at a time.

WHAT IS A BINGE SET?

We’ve made it easy for you to binge watch movies and TV shows. Binge Sets are perfect for movie nights, long weekends, days you are stuck inside, or when you just want to watch TV all day! Best of all they are FREE to check out with your library card! Choose a set that interests you and check it out at the checkout desk or reserve one for curbside pickup. Binge sets are checked out for 21 days with no renewals. You may check out 1 binge set at a time.

HOW CAN I RESERVE A BOOK BUNDLE OR BINGE SET FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP?
Please browse the lists below and call 225-8670 or email library@concordnh.gov to reserve a book bundle or binge set for curbside pickup.

BOOK BUNDLES--FICTION:

Agatha Christie Collection: The A.B.C. Murders and The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Another Edgy Thriller: Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci and When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

Beach Bag Reads: Here's to Us and Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

Big Sky--The Beginning (new!): Back of Beyond and The Highway by C.J. Box

Big Sky--The Story Continues (new!): Badlands, Paradise Valley, and The Bitterroots by C.J. Box 

Boston Author: Lost in the Forest and The Good Mother by Sue Miller

Captivating Suspense: Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen and Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah

Dig Deep Into the Past: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner and The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Everyone has a Secret: The Prized Girl by Amy Green and The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Heart Pounding: Long Bright River by Liz Moore and Love You More by Lisa Gardner

Hospital Drama: Code Triage and Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

Irish Fiction: Irish Stew and Irish Mist by Andrew M. Greeley

King and Bachman: It by Stephen King and The Regulators by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman

Like Father/Like Son: If It Bleeds by Stephen King and The Fireman by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son)

Love Stories: The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr and By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank

Master of Legal Fiction: The Guardians and The Reckoning by John Grisham

Master of Suspense: Odd Hours and Frankenstein Lost Souls by Dean Koontz

Mitford Series: Home to Holly Springs and In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

Nail-Biting Thriller: Look Again and After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

Naval Fiction: Cross of St. George and Beyond the Reef by Alexander Kent

New Hampshire Author: A Spark of Light, House Rules, and Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

One of the Greatest English Comic Writers: Leave it to Psmith and Hot Water by P. G. Wodehouse

Queen of the Summer Novel: What Happens in Pardise and Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Riveting Suspense: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing and The Good Killer by Harry Dolan

Science Fiction: Foundation by Isaac Asimov; 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke; and Ringworld by Larry Niven

Western Writer: Ranger's Trail and Hard Trail to Follow by Elmer Kelton

Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 2005 anthology and 2006 anthology, both edited by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow


BOOK BUNDLES--NON-FICTION:

Bread Baking and Associated Adventures: In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey by Samuel Fromartz; My Bread by Jim Lehey; 52 Loaves by William Alexander; and United States of Bread by Adrienne Kane

Digging Deeper with Plants: Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart; A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger; and The Green Mantle: An Investigation into Our Lost Knowledge of Plants by Michael Jordan

Human Responses to the Inexplicable: The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story by Angela Bourke; Supersense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable by Bruce M. Hood; and Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained by Una McGovern

True Crime: Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob by Edward McKenzie; The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers by Bryan Christie; and Crimes of Passion: An Unblinking Look at Murderous Love by Howard Engel

Truth Versus Conspiracy Theory: Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space, and More! from the editors of Discover Magazine; Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. by Alex Boese; and Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground by Jonathan Kay

Word Play for Logophiles (Word Nerds): 2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song & Dance by Charles Earle Funke; Verbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists by Erin McKean; and I Love It When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech by Ralph Keyes

Indigenous Voices (works by Native American authors): Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today by Leslie Marmon Silko; Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich; Black Elk Lives: Conversations with the Black Elk Family by Aaron DeSersa Jr. and Clifton DeSersa; Dwellings: A Spirtual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan; In the Presence of the Sun: Stories & Poems 1961-1991 by N. Scott Momaday

All About the Bard (the life and works of William Shakespeare): Shakespeare and Modern Culture by Marjorie Garber; Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife that Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard by Jack Lynch; Shakespeare's Shakespeare: How the Plays Were Made by John C. Meagher; The Comedies (Collins Press anthology vol. I) by William Shakespeare; Tragedies & Poems (Collins Press anthology vol. IV) by William Shakespeare; Tragedies (Collins Press anthology, vol. V) by William Shakespeare

European Vacation: Venice for Lovers by Lewis Begley & Anka Muhlstein; Pint-Sized Ireland: In Search of the Perfect Guiness by Evan McHugh; The Hills of Tuscany: A New Life in an Old Land by Ference Mate; Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with its Last Wandering Shepherd

Far-Away Places: Sacred Monkey River: A Canoe Trip with the Gods by Christopher Shaw; Birthplace of the Winds: Adventuring in Alaska's Islands of Fire and Ice by Jon Bowermaster; Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island by Peter Rudiak-Gould; An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot


BINGE SETS LIST (these can also be found in our online catalog):

Starring Tom Hanks: Road to Perdition; A Hologram for the King; Saving Private Ryan; and Turner & Hooch

Indiana Jones Collection: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Magnificent Seven Collection: The Magnificent Seven; Return of the Magnificent Seven; Guns of the Magnificent Seven; and The Magnificent Seven Ride

Stephen King Movies: The Green Mile; The Shawshank Redemption; The Shining; and Storm of the Century

Ready, Set, Action: The Yards; My Name is Modesty; Best of the Best 4: Without Warning; Ordinary Decent Criminal; The Big Man: Crossing the Line; Bravo Two Zero; Deception; and The King of Iron Town

Beverly Hill Cop Collection: Beverly Hills Cop; Beverly Hills Cop II; and Beverly Hills Cop III

Superheroes Collection: X-Men: First Class; Spider-Man; Spider-Man: Homecoming; Watchmen; and Avengers: Age of Ultron

Hitchcock, The Early Years: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Chaney Vase; Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Blackmail; Champagne; Easy Virtue; The Farmer's Wife; Jamaica Inn; Juno and the Paycock; The Lady Vanishes; The Lodger: A Story of London Fog; The Man Who Knew Too Much; The Manxman; Number Seventeen; Rich and Strange; The Ring; Sabotage; Secret Agent; The Skin Game; The 39 Steps; and Young and Innocent

The Dark Knight Rises Collection: Batman Begins; The Dark Knight; and The Dark Knight Rises

Awesome '80s Weekend Collection: Heathers; The Princess Bride; Sixteen Candles; and Footloose

Toe Tappers Volume 1 Collection: Hairspray; Mamma Mia; Pitch Perfect 2; High School Musical: Remix Edition; and High School Musical 2: Extended Edition

Toe Tappers Volume 2 Collection: Camelot; Rock of Ages; West Side Story; and Moulin Rouge!

Things That Go Bump in the Night Collection: The Village; Beetlejuice; Nosferatu; The Exorcist; The Shape of Water; and Shadow of the Vampire

All They Want to Do is Dance Collection: Step Up; Step Up 3; Black Swan; Flashdance; Save the Last Dance; Shall We Dance?; and Center Stage

All Jane, All the Time Collection: Jane Austen's Emma (1972); Jane Austen's Emma (1996); Emma (1996); Mansfield Park (1999); Clueless (1995); and Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Best Western Volume 1 Collection: The Comancheros; Unforgiven; Tombstone; Once Upon a Time in the West; Support Your Local Sheriff, and The Cowboys

Best Western Volume 2 Collection: 3:10 to Yuma; I Will Fight No More Forever; Wild Women; Young Pioneers; The Daughters of Joshua Cabe; Buddy Goes West; Wanted; Sartana in the Valley of Death; Blood Money (aka The Stranger and the Gunfighter); Once Upon a Texas Train; Yuma; Dead Man; Texas Rangers; Life is Tough, Eh Providence?; The Bounty Killer; The Price of Power; and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid





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