Celebrate Black History Month with these reads for kids and teens. Titles include biographies of well-known and lesser-known historical figures, graphic novels, and picture books. [Read more…] about Children’s and Young Adult Books for Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, check out these books highlighting the lives of African Americans and their contributions to American culture, politics, and society. [Read more…] about Adult Reads for Black History Month
When it’s too cold to venture outside, it’s the perfect time to stay inside and read. Settle in with a blanket and your favorite hot beverage, and get ready to be pulled into one of these great reads.
As Long as We Both Shall Live by Joann Chaney
Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: “If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.” It’s advice Matt Evans neglects to heed.
Matt and Marie have been married more than twenty years. They have two daughters in college, and like many couples, their marriage has become routine. To try to rekindle some of the magic, they plan a hiking weekend, something they both enjoy. They head for Rocky Mountain National Park near their home. Marie, taking a selfie, falls off a cliff into the river very far below. No one could survive such a fall. [Read more…] about Great Reads for Cold Winter Nights
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