Staff Reads

Staff Reads-02

The books we are enjoying this summer:

ALIEN DIPLOMACY by Gini Koch (PSF, eBook)

ALIEN VS. ALIEN by Gini Koch (PSF, eBook)

ALIEN IN THE HOUSE by Gini Koch (PSF, eBook)

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE  by Anthony Doerr (FIC, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print)

AN AMERICAN PLAGUE: THE TRUE AND TERRIFYING STORY OF THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC OF 1793 by Jim Murphy (614.541 M978, Audiobook)

AN AMISH BUGGY RIDE by Sarah Price (IF, Audiobook)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery (JFIC, YA FIC,  Audiobook, eBook, et. al.)

BODIES FROM THE ICE: MELTING GLACIERS AND THE RECOVERY OF THE PAST00 bodies
by James Deem (569.9 D311b)

THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler (MYS, Audiobook, eBook)

BLACKLIST by Sara Paretsky (MYS, Audiobook, eBook,
Large Print)

BUBBLES UNBOUND by Sarah Strohmeyer (MYS, Audiobook)

BUBBLES IN TROUBLE by Sarah Strohmeyer (MYS, Audiobook)

CRYSTAL KINGDOM by Amanda Hocking (YA PFAN)

THE DARK HORSE by Craig Johnson (MYS)

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab (FAN). • I loved this fantasy novel and I’m dying for the sequel! ~Allison, Young People’s Services

THE DIVER’S CLOTHES LIE EMPTY00 divers by Vida Vendela (FIC)

THE DOG MASTER by W. Bruce Cameron (FIC)

FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella (YA FIC) • Kinsella’s first YA book hits all the right notes. It is a poignant, funny, sweet story about a girl overcoming her anxiety amid the antics of her laugh-out-loud family. ~Allison, Young People’s Services

THE FRIENDS OF JESUS by Karen Kingsbury (IF, Audiobook)

FROG MUSIC by Emma Donoghue (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print) • Audiobook review: Wow!  A beautifully written, exquisitely read historical novel of murder outside of San Francisco in 1876.  Based on an actual murder described in the newspapers of the day, Emma Donoghue skillfully crafts a compelling story of murder and intrigue while capturing the realities of being a powerless woman in that time and place.  Artful use of French and American songs and lullabies helps transport the listener to the days when the west was young and filled with immigrants.  ~Jane Garoutte

FUNNY GIRL by Nick Hornby (FIC, Audiobook, eBook)

GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)
00 go • Don’t get your hopes up too high about this Harper Lee book; it is not TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. But if you can read it as its own story, you do get a depiction of the different thought processes about “integrating” the “Negro” into the American culture. You definitely won’t agree with everything that is stated. But as with most things in life, nothing is completely black or white and I think you’ll find something to mull over in both sides. ~Deb, Dunlap Branch

THE HARDER THEY COME by T. C. Boyle (FIC, Audiobook, eBook)

THE IMAGINARY by A. F. Harrold (JFIC)

JINN AND JUICE by Nicole Peeler (PFAN)

KETO CLARITY: YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE BENEFITS OF A LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT DIET by Jimmy Moore (613.2833 M82)

KISSES FROM KATIE: A STORY OF RELENTLESS LOVE AND REDEMPTION00 kisses
by Katie Davis (362.73092 D262) • Katie feels God calling her to Uganda. She and her mother visit for a brief time over Christmas during Katie’s senior year in high school. She returns after graduation to spend one year there teaching kindergarten. Katie is so touched by the love of the children, despite (or because of!) their extremely impoverished living conditions, she starts a non-profit ministry to enable more children to go to school, and to be fed and clothed. She adopts numerous Ugandan girls whose families don’t have the means to care for them or who have been orphaned. Katie does all this through her amazing faith in God. This book really brings to light the struggles that many people live with on a daily basis. Her ministry (Amazima) offers ways that we can make a difference as well. ~Erika, Newspapers & Magazines

THE LADY AND THE UNICORN by Tracy Chevalier (FIC, Spanish Language)

LOST GATE by Orson Scott Card (FAN, SF, Audiobook)

P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU00 ps by Jenny Han (YA FIC) • A sequel that might be even better than the first. It truly captures what it is like to be a teenager and in your first relationship. A great, fun, young adult read. ~Allison, Young People’s Services

MAGIC TREE HOUSE COLLECTION, BOOKS 1-8 by Mary Pope Osborne (JFIC, Audiobook)

THE ORCHARDIST by Amanda Coplin (FIC, Audiobook)

PROJECT FATHERHOOD: A STORYOF COURAGE AND HEALING IN ONE OF AMERICA’S TOUGHEST COMMUNITES by Jorja Leap (306.8742 L437)

ROGUES00 rogues compiled by George R. R. Martin (FAN, eBook) • A collection of 21 short stories by a variety of popular authors crossing a variety of genres. The common thread is that each has at least one roguish character.  31+ hours of listening (mostly) pleasure. My favorite story was “The Lightning Tree,” a fantasy story by Patrick Rothfuss, author of the KINGKILLER CHRONICLE series, which is now at the top of my what to read next list! ~ Jane, Administration

SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen (YA FIC, Audiobook)

THE SCARLET THREAD by Francine Rivers (IF, Audiobook, Large Print)

SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older (YA FIC)

SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi (YPF)

THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben (FIC, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)

TOTAL RECALL by Sara Paretsky (MYS)

ULTRAMETABOLISM by Mark Hyman, M.D. (613.25 H996, Large Print)

UNSPOKEN by Dee Henderson (IF, Audiobook, Large Print)

WAITING IS NOT EASY by Mo Willems (J Easy Reader)

WHEN DID WHITE TRASH BECOME THE NEW NORMAL?: A SOUTHERN LADY ASKS THE IMPERTINENT QUESTION by Charlotte Hays (305.56 H425)

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