We’re closing out our 2018 Staff Picks lists with Best Adult Nonfiction. The titles suggested focus on true crime, memoir, history, and the opioid crisis.
Of all our Staff Picks 2018 lists, the one for Best Adult Fiction is the longest! With recommendations that include mysteries, thrillers, literary fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and more, this list has suggestions that will have you reading long into the next year.
See 2018 Staff Picks for Children’s Books, Young Adult Literature, and Adult Nonfiction. [Read more…] about Staff Picks 2018: Best Adult Fiction
2018 was a banner year for young adult books. According to our staff, these titles, including three graphic novels, are the best of the best.
See 2018 Staff Picks for Children’s Books, Adult Fiction, and Adult Nonfiction.
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We’re excited to announce our Staff Picks for 2018! For the past four years, we’ve asked staff to recommend their favorite books published in the calendar year. Here are the children’s books they loved most in 2018. Staff Picks for young adults and adults will be published over the next week.
If you are looking for more suggestions for children’s books, stop into your local branch and ask for our Holiday bookmarks that list titles perfect for gifting to younger book lovers.
See 2018 Staff Picks for: Young Adult Literature, Adult Fiction, and Adult Nonfiction.
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Each month, our Collection Management Specialist highlights new fiction and nonfiction titles in our system. This month, her list includes a thriller, a satire, and two books set during WWI — one fiction, the other nonfiction.
Lies by T.M. Logan
Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious. [Read more…] about 11 New Reads for Mid-Fall
‘Tis the season for scary stories! These 11 shivery reads are sure to have you looking over your shoulder every time you hear the slightest noise. BOO!
The Hunger by Alma Katsu – In this novel recommended by Stephen King, Katsu reimagines the gripping account of the Donner Party but with a supernatural twist.
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay – If you like your horror thought provoking and page turning, this is the novel to read. In this apocalypse scenario, several strangers are brought to a remote cabin where a vacationing family is the key to humanity’s survival. [Read more…] about Stories That Go Bump in the Night
Here are 16 captivating sci-fi/fantasy books, including a novella and a short story collection, to add to your TBR pile.
City of Lies by Sam Hawke – Jovan is the quiet forgettable friend of the Chancellor’s heir. But secretly he is a master of poisons and is trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from harm.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand – Two young women, centuries apart, hold the power to save the world, or destroy it. [Read more…] about 16 Captivating Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reads
When the leaves turn, and the weather grows cooler, it’s the perfect time to turn the pages of a new book. These recommended reads let you lose yourself in fictional worlds or become immersed in fascinating nonfiction narratives. [Read more…] about Recommended Reads for Early Fall
If you’ve been waiting for your favorite YA author to come out with a new book, you’re in luck. Here are ten new YA books arriving this fall — authors include Markus Zusak (The Book Thief), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children), and Kwame Alexander (The Crossover).
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
From the author who gave us the extraordinary bestseller The Book Thief, comes the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go and how much can he overcome? [Read more…] about New YA Books From Bestselling Authors
It’s no secret that lots of adults enjoy reading Young Adult (YA) novels. If that includes you, check out these YA titles recommended by our Collection Management Director.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil hummed with magic and her Reaper mother summoned forth souls. Now that has disappeared under orders from a ruthless king, who killed Zelie’s mother and other maji and left his people oppressed and hopeless. But Zelie still has the fire burning inside and has one chance to strike against the monarchy with the help of a rogue princess while outrunning the crown prince, who will stop at nothing to eradicate magic for good. [Read more…] about YA Novels Adults Will Enjoy