The Huntsville Literary Association in pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Young Writers Contest. Click Winners for the list of winners and to view the winning entries published in the Awards Booklet.
The winners will be recognized and awards presented at the Awards Ceremony on May 6.

Click here to see what our members are reading this month.


Book Chats

Gathering informally at members' homes, book-loving HLA members casually discuss titles and authors they are reading. Recommended books are then listed in the HLA newsletter. Meetings are held monthly March - October.


August Book Chatters at Kate and Joseph's new home

June Books -- Bonnie
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Abby D.The Big ClockKenneth FearingNoir5
Linda F.Before We Were YoursLisa WingateThriller5
Bob F.EducatedTara WestoverMemoir5
Deb W.Elegy for a Southern DrawlRodney JonesPoetry5
Bonnie S.Franklin and WinstonJon MeachemHistory5
Monita S.How I Taught my Grandmother to Read the StonesSudha MurthyShort Stories5
Pamela B.The Dud AvocadoElaine DundyComic Novel5
Kate L.The Perfect MurderH. R. F. KeatingMystery4


May Books -- Sally & Bob
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Bob N.The Soul of AmericaJon MeachamHistory5
Sally N.The Woman in the WindowA. J. FinnThriller4
Sally N.Little Fires EverywhereCeleste NgFiction2
Joseph M.Dark Ages America: the Final Phase of An EmpireMorris BermanHistory4
Kate L.Dime Store: A Writer's LifeLee SmithBio -Short Stories4


April Books -- Liz & Bob
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Kate L.Everything I Never Told YouCeleste NGThriller5
Joseph M.Blue LatitudesTony HorwitzNon-Fiction4
Liz S.Loving EleanorSusan Wittig AlbertNovel4
Bob S.Golden HillFrancis SpuffordNovel4
Donna B.StrippedBrian FreemanThriller4
Sarah C.Chronicles of AvonleaLucy Maude MontgomeryShort Stories4
Abby D.Trainwreck: The Women we Love to Hate…Sady DoyleNon-Fiction4
Margie P.The Summer Before the WarHelen SimonsonHistorical Fiction4
Beth T.My Venice and Other EssaysDonna Leon Essays4


October Books -- Debbie & Larry
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Barbara T. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu Joshua Hammer Non-Fiction 5
Anna L. Espresso Tales Alexander McCall Smith Fiction 4
Margie P. Great Expectations Charles Dickens Fiction 5
Dinah G. Glass Houses Louise Penny Mystery 5
Kate L. The Tiger in the House Jacqueline Sheehan Fiction 4
Abby D. Lincoln in the Bardo George Sanders Fiction 5
Monita S. Never Let me Go Kazao Ishiguro Fiction 5
Joseph M. China Lake Anthony Hyde Historical Fiction 4
Debbie W. The Judgement of Paris Ross King Historical Fiction 5
Mona P. The North Water Ian McGuire Fiction 5
Larry W. Fantasyland - How America Went Haywire in a 500 year History Kurt Andersen Revisionist History 4


September Books -- Evie
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Barbara T. The Widow Fiona Barton Fiction 3
Abby D. Dark Sparkler Amder Tamblyn Poetry 4
Kate L. Seventh Plaque James Rollins Fiction 3
Evie S. The Christ-Haunted Landscape Susan Ketchin Anthology 5
Joseph M. A World Lit by Fire Willian Manchester Non-Fiction 4
Anna L. The Hour of the Star Clarice Lispector Fiction 1


August Books -- Kate & Joseph
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Elaine Gut Bucket Blues Anita August Fiction 5
Bonnie The Rules of Civility Amor Towles Fiction 3.5
Barb The Girls Emma Cline Fiction 5
Bob Thank You for Being Late Thomas Friedman Non-Fiction 3
Linda I Will Always Write Back Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda Non-Fiction 5
Essie Find Her Lisa Gardner Fiction 3
Joseph The Defense D. W. Buffa Fiction 3.5
Monita The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Fiction 4
Kate The Rent Collector Cameron Wright Fiction 5
Dottie The Genius of Birds Jennifer Ackerman Nature 5
Kay Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein Philosophy 3
Abby Priestdaddy Patricia Lockwood Memoir 5

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