Staff Reads: May/June 2015

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyHave you started making your list of summer reads? Maybe one of these will be just the thing.

ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter (YFIC)

AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY by Kenneth C. Davis (973 D262am, Audiobook)

BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (MYS, Audiobook)
Suspense/psychological thriller – I was up until 2:30 a.m. finishing it in one sitting. Not bad for his first book! ~Emily, Pierre Moran Branch

BOUNTY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY by Caroline Alexander (996.18 A375, Audiobook)

A COUNTRY YEAR: LIVING THE QUESTIONS by Sue Hubbell (508.778 H87)

DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE: A SCIENTIST EXPLORES THE MYSTERIES OF THE COSMOS by James S. Trefil (523.1 T78)

FISH IN A TREEbk fish in a by Lynda Hunt (JFIC)

FLESH AND BLOOD by Patricia Cornwell (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by Eloisa James (PROM)

GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison (FIC, Audiobook)

HYPERBOLE AND A HALF: UNFORTUNATE SITUATIONS, FLAWED COPING MECHANISMS, MAYHEM AND OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED by Allie Brosh (792.7028 B874)
Incredibly funny and will have you laughing out loud. To get an idea of what it’s about, check out the Hyperbole and a Half blog which is the source of much of the author’s material ~Annette, Outreach Services

I WORK AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY : A COLLECTION OF CRAZY STORIES FROM THE STACKS by Gina Sheridan (020.92 S555)

THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci (FIC, eBook, eAudiobook, Large Print)

LAST ONE HOME: A NOVEL by Debbie Macomber (ROM, Audiobook, Large Print)

LIBRIOMANCERbk libriomancer by Jim C. Hines (FAN)
A secret order of librarians, founded centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg, can draw and use magic, artifacts and weapons from books. They simply open to the correct page, pull out what is needed, and return it when finished. This book is loaded with references to cherished books & authors: Robert Heinlein, C. S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, L. Frank Baum … It begins when Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is attacked by vampires that have leaked into the world from books, and it just gets better from there. Unique plot; lots of action. A must read for anyone who loves sci-fi/fantasy. ~Moxie, Computer Services

MATE BOND by Jennifer Ashley (PROM)

MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins (YFIC, SF, Audiobook, Large Print)

RABAUL Trilogy, Book 1: INVASION RABAUL by Bruce Gamble (940.5426585 G191i )
bk invasionThe true account of a small force of Australians ignored and abandoned on the Island of New Britain at the beginning of the Pacific war with Japan and their tragic end. ~Henry, Custodial

RABAUL Trilogy, Book 2: FORTRESS RABAUL by Bruce Gamble (940.5426585 G191fo)
Covers the same time frame from the wider viewpoint — the Japanese use of  Rabaul as an airbase for attacking the Southwest Pacific, and the Allies’ feeble struggle against it as the war in Europe takes priority in personnel and supplies. ~Henry, Custodial

SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS: A DEVOUT MUSLIM ENCOUNTERS CHRISTIANITY by Nabeel Quershi (248.2460)

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, Book 2: A CLASH OF KINGS by George R. R. Martin
(FAN, Audiobook, eBook)
A monumental, exciting, sweeping, fantastical journey, filled with murder, mayhem, kings, queens, princesses and princes, bk storm-2wolves, dragons, swords, axes, ale and mead! What’s not to love? ~Jane, Administration

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, Book 3: A STORM OF SWORDS by George R. R. Martin (FAN, Audiobook, eBook)
There are now fewer, but still so many rich characters and twists and turns. Just when you think your favorite character is safe, she (or he) is attacked by a giant, a mammoth or overtaken by wildfire! If you like long, complex story lines with strong, multifaceted characters and plenty of magic and mystery, this series is for you. ~Jane, Administration

STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt (FIC)

THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger (JFIC, Audiobook)

TEARDROP by Kate Lauren (YFIC, Audiobook, eBook, Spanish Language as
LA ULTIMA LAGRIMA)

TUNNEL VISION by Sara Paretsky (MYS, Large Print)

WINDY CITY BLUES by Sara Paretsky (MYS, Large Print)

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