Staff Reads: January 2015

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyWow! Have we been reading! Here are some of the books EPL staff members were reading and listening to in January. There were so many, we saved quite a few for next month’s post.

AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman (MYS, Audiobook) • A well-written mystery which occasionally bogged down in relationship details ~Jane, Administration

THE BIG 5-OH! by Sandra Bricker (IF)

THE BOY KINGS OF TEXAS: A MEMOIR by Domingo Martinez (070.92 M385)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James (FIC)

CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
(GNF 741.56973 C489c, eBook)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A BRIEF LIFEBk Charlie-Chaplin by Peter Ackroyd (Biography, Audiobook)

THE CHURCH OF MERCY: A VISION FOR THE CHURCH by Pope Francis (282 F818, Spanish Language)

DEATH BENEFITS by Thomas Perry (FIC)

ELEKTRA Vol. 1: BLOODLINES by W. Haden Blackman (GN)

FROGGY GETS DRESSED by Jonathan London (JE, JE Spanish)

HERITAGE OF CYADORbk heritage by L.E. Modesitt (FAN)

HIS MAJESTY’S HOPE by Susan Elia McNeal (MYS)

THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY (YF) by Laurie Halse Anderson

A LONG WAY HOME: A MEMOIR by Saroo Brierly (362.734 B853, Audiobook)

LOOSE LIPS by Claire Berlinski  (FIC)

THE LOVE BUNGLERS Jaime Hernandez (FIC)

M IS FOR MALICEBk m is for by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

MOTH AND SPARK by Anne Leonard (FAN)

MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor (347.732634 S718, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

N IS FOR NOOSE by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

NOBODY’S SON: NOTES FROM AN AMERICAN LIFE by Luis Urrea (818.5409 U81)

OLIVIA JOULES AND THE OVERACTIVE IMAGINATION by Helen Fielding
(FIC, Large Print)

ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEKBK ON THE BANKS by Laura Ingalls Wilder (JFIC,
J Audiobook, Spanish Language) • I decided to re-read the series with the release of PIONEER GIRL. It’s just as lovely as it was when I was a little girl! ~Jill, Circulation

PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE: ONE MAN’S FUNDAMENTALS FOR DELICIOUS LIVING by Nick Offerman (791.45028 O32) • The language is rather profane but the life lessons are right on. ~Deb, Dunlap

THE PORT CHICAGO 50: DISASTER, MUTINY, AND THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
by Steve Sheinkin (940.5453 S543)

QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING
bk quietby Susan Cain (155.232 C135, Audiobook)

THE REVOLUTION OF EVELYN SERRANO by Sonia Manzano (JFIC)

SAINT ODD by Dean Koontz (HOR, Audiobook)

SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD by Jan Karon (FIC, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print) • Another book from her MITFORD YEARS series. It’s just lovely; I love Father Tim’s prayers. ~Judi, Newspapers & Magazines

THE STORY OF OWEN: DRAGON SLAYER OF TRONDHEIM by E. K. Johnston (JFIC)

bk string ofA STRING OF BEADS by Thomas Perry (MYS) • Jane Whitefield undertakes a dangerous mission for the Seneca people in the latest breakneck thriller of this bestselling series. Jane takes care of people in trouble by “hiding” them with new identities. A very enjoyable series.  ~Debbie, Popular Materials

SYLO by D. J. Machale (YF)

THIRD TARGET by Joel C. Rosenberg (IF, Audiobook)

THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki (YGN)

TOWNIE: A MEMOIR by Andre Dubus (813.54 D8212, Audiobook, Audio eBook)

UNBROKEN: AN OLYMPIAN’S JOURNEY FROM AIRMAN TO CASTAWAY TO CAPTIVEbk unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (940.547252 H651ad, Audiobook) • The amazing story of Louis Zamperini. His survival during World War II was nothing short of miraculous. Many of his experiences are difficult to read about, let alone comprehend.  This book gave me a MUCH greater appreciation for all veterans who have served (and continue to serve) our country. ~Erika, Newspapers & Magazines

WEST OF THE MOON by Margi Preus (JFIC)

WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL by Cheryl Strayed
(813.6 S913, eBook, Audiobook, Audio eBook, Large Print)

WOOLbk wool by Hugh Howey (SF, Audiobook)

YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS by Meg Medina (YFIC)

YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler (792.7028 P743, eBook, Audiobook) • Amy reads her own memoir in audiobook form. Listen to this one!) ~Jane, Administration

THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu (YFIC, eBook)

 

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