Saturday, August 27, 2016

What We're Reading

Here's a snapshot of what the library staff is reading.

What are you reading right now? Recommend books to others in the comments section.



The Princess Spy
The Princess Spy
By Dickerson, Melanie
2014-11 - Zondervan
9780310730989 CHECK CATALOG

Awards:
Christian Retailing's Best (2015)


Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha one of the few who speaks his language understands the wild story.
Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin's …More


Paper and Fire
Paper and Fire
By Caine, Rachel
2016-07 - New American Library
9780451472403 CHECK CATALOG

THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER

In "Ink and Bone," author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library and rewrite history...

With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the
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Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo
Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo
By Fishman, Boris
2016-03 - Harper
9780062384362 CHECK CATALOG


The author of the critically admired, award-winning A Replacement Life turns to a different kind of story an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family, a woman reckoning with what she's given up to make both work, and the universal question of how we reconcile who we are and whom the world wants us to be.
Maya Shulman and Alex Rubin met in 1992, when she was a Ukrainian exchange …More


Wonder
Wonder
By Palacio, R. J.
2012-02 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375869020 CHECK CATALOG

Awards:
Bluebonnet Awards (2013), Bluebonnet Awards (2014), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2014), Georgia Children's Book Award (2014), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (2015), Texas Lone Star Reading List (2013)

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. …More


Summerlost
Summerlost
By Condie, Ally
2016-03 - Dutton Books for Young Readers
9780399187193 CHECK CATALOG

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series.

Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children's literature and to know that
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The Washington Hypothesis
The Washington Hypothesis
By Ballard, Timothy
2016-08 - Deseret Book
9781629721781 CHECK CATALOG

We know that George Washington was a moral man and an inspiring leader, but did he possibly know more than we suppose? Was he a national covenant maker like Moses, Abraham, Lehi, or Captain Moroni? Did he understand that he was fighting for the liberty of a promised land protected by God, a place where the Lord's holy temples could be built?
The Washington Hypothesis explores the intriguing …More


The Nest
The Nest
By Sweeney, Cynthia D.
2016-03 - Ecco Press
9780062414212 CHECK CATALOG


Instant New York Times Bestseller
Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. People, Book of the Week
Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting. Entertainment Weekly
Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first novel. New York Times Book Review
A warm, …More


The Choice
The Choice
By Mandino, Og
1986-03 - Bantam Books
9780553245769 CHECK CATALOG

Choice! The key is "Choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. But, hold on! If this is true then why have so many among us apparently elected to live in that manner? The answer is obvious. Those who live in unhappy failure have never exercised their options for a better way of life because they have never been …More


The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle
The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle
By DiSilverio, Laura
2015-12 - New American Library
9780451470843 CHECK CATALOG

Agatha Christie is on the book club's reading list in the latest from the author of "The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco." This time, Amy-Faye and her friends might have to read between the lines to catch a killer.

Amy-Faye Johnson's book club, the Readaholics, is engrossed in "Murder on the Orient Express," and Poirot's surprising resolution is stirring up debate. Is the solution
…More


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
By Rowling, J. K.
Author Tiffany, John
Author Thorne, Jack
2016-07 - Arthur A. Levine Books
9781338099133 CHECK CATALOG

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016.

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Plaid and Plagiarism: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 1
Plaid and Plagiarism: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 1
By MacRae, Molly
2016-12 - Pegasus Books
9781681772561 CHECK CATALOG

Unfortunately, Janet Marsh's move into her house has been delayed due to vandalism; she's convinced the vandal is Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper who's trying to make a name for herself as an investigative reporter. Then, when the women go to look for clues that might tell them to who is guilty, they find Una Graham's corpse (murder ) in Janet's garden shed Constable Hobbs …More


Britt-Marie Was Here
Britt-Marie Was Here
By Backman, Fredrik
2016-05 - Atria Books
9781501142536 CHECK CATALOG

The bestselling author of" A Man Called Ove "and "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" returns with an irresistible novel about finding love and second chances in the most unlikely of places.

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that.
…More


The Lake House
The Lake House
By Morton, Kate
2015-10 - Atria Books
9781451649321 CHECK CATALOG

One of "People" magazine's Best Books of Fall Morton's moody, suspenseful latest is the perfect page-turner for a chilly night.

From the "New York Times" and internationally bestselling author of "The Secret Keeper" and "The Distant Hours," an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets.

Living on her family's idyllic lakeside
…More


Dark Tides: A Thriller
Dark Tides: A Thriller
By Ewan, Chris
2015-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250074423 CHECK CATALOG


When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, Halloween on the Isle of Man. At fourteen, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she's befriended by a group of five teenagers who mark every Halloween by performing dares. But Claire's arrival begins to alter the group's dynamic until one year a prank goes terribly …More


The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project
By Simsion, Graeme
2014-06 - Simon & Schuster
9781476729091 CHECK CATALOG

Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion's distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. "The Rosie Project "is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection. …More



Friday, August 26, 2016

Top Ten One Click Digital Audiobooks at the Brigham City Library

See which titles have circulated the most over the last 6 months in our downloadable audiobook collection on One Click Digital:

Wedding Cake Murder
Wedding Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2016-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617732164 CHECK CATALOG
"Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married "
Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he'll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown …More


The Murder of Mary Russell: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
The Murder of Mary Russell: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
By King, Laurie R.
2016-04 - Bantam
9780804177900 CHECK CATALOG
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER Laurie R. King's Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature's most beloved teams. But does this adventure end it all?

Mary Russell is used to dark secrets her own, and those of her famous partner and
…More


Murder on a Bad Hair Day: A Southern Sisters Mystery
Murder on a Bad Hair Day: A Southern Sisters Mystery
By George, Anne Carroll
2001-02 - Avon Books
9780380780877 CHECK CATALOG

Murder on a Bad Hair Day
It's hard to believe practical, petite ex-schoolteacher Patricia Anne and amiable, ample-bodied, and outrageous Mary Alice are sisters, yet sibling rivalry has survived decades of good-natured disagreement about everything from husbands to hair color. No sooner do the Southern sisters discover a common interest in some local art, when they're arguing the artistic …More


Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
By Melville, Herman
Editor Walcutt, Charles Child
1981-02 - Bantam Classics
9780553213119 CHECK CATALOG
No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumental "Moby Dick. Mad Captain Ahab's quest for the White Whale is a timeless epic--a stirring tragedy of vengeance and obsession, a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity. It is the greatest sea story ever told. Far ahead of its own time, "Moby Dick was largely misunderstood and unappreciated …More


Flee the Night
Flee the Night
By Warren, Susan May
2005-03 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414300863 CHECK CATALOG
The past could not have picked a worse time to find her.
When Lacey Montgomery boarded the train with her six-year-old daughter, she never expected to wake up hours later handcuffed to a hospital bed and under investigation by the National Security Agency. Lacey, an ex-CIA operative, is a liar, a murderer, and a fugitive. Or is she? With no idea whether her daughter is alive or dead and …More


Murder on a Girls' Night Out: A Southern Sisters Mystery
Murder on a Girls' Night Out: A Southern Sisters Mystery
By George, Anne Carroll
2001-01 - Avon Books
9780380780860 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Agatha Awards (1996)

A Different Kind of Sister Act
Patricia Anne -- "Mouse" -- is respectful, respectable, and demure, a perfect example of genteel Southern womanhood. Mary Alice -- "Sister" -- is big, brassy, flamboyant, and bold. Together they have a knack for finding themselves in the center of some of Birmingham's most unfortunate unpleasantness.
Country Western is red hot these days, so overimpulsive Mary …More


The Highwayman: A Longmire Story
The Highwayman: A Longmire Story
By Johnson, Craig
2016-05 - Viking
9780735220898 CHECK CATALOG
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson's "New York Times" bestselling Longmire series the basis for the hit drama"Longmire, "now on Netflix

When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as
…More


Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
By Clement, Blaize
2007-01 - St. Martin's Press
9780312941925 CHECK CATALOG


"With pooper-scooper in hand, smart and sassy ""Dixie"" Hemingway--""Sarasota"", ""Florida""'s top amateur sleuth and professional pet-sitter--fearlessly faces schnauzers, greyhounds, tabbies. . . and murder."

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT SITTER

Dixie Hemingway knows first-hand that many things in life are worse than a dirty litter box. Once happy as a Florida
…More


Lockwood & Co. the Screaming Staircase
Lockwood & Co. the Screaming Staircase
By Stroud, Jonathan
2014-08 - Disney-Hyperion
9781423186922 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Cybils (2013), Sasquatch Award (2016)

The author of the internationally bestselling Bartimaeus books launches a thrilling and chilling series about three teen members of a Psychic Detection Agency who are battling an epidemic of ghosts in London. …More


The Whispering Skull
The Whispering Skull
By Stroud, Jonathan
2015-09 - Disney-Hyperion
9781423194620 CHECK CATALOG
In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in …More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Top Ten Adult Mystery Titles at the Brigham City Library

See which titles have circulated the most over the last 6 months in our adult mysteries collection:



The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
By Hawkins, Paula
2015-01 - Riverhead Books
9781594633669 CHECK CATALOG

The #1"New York Times"Bestseller, "USA Today"Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Nothing is more addicting than"The Girl on the Train." "Vanity Fair

" "The Girl on the Train"has more fun with unreliable narration than any
…More


Off the Grid
Off the Grid
By Box, C. J.
2016-03 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399176609 CHECK CATALOG
An instant #1 "New York Times "bestseller.

C. J. Box returns with this suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel.

Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a
…More


Time of Fog and Fire
Time of Fog and Fire
By Bowen, Rhys
2016-03 - Minotaur Books
9781250052049 CHECK CATALOG
Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel's offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he's eager to accept. Molly can't draw any details of the assignment out of him, even where he'll be working. But when she …More


Breakdown
Breakdown
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2016-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345541406 CHECK CATALOG
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today's preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling.

Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to
…More


Clawback
Clawback
By Jance, J. A.
2016-03 - Touchstone Books
9781501110726 CHECK CATALOG
In "New York Times" bestselling author J.A. Jance's latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice or revenge.

When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to
…More


Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law
By Bowen, Rhys
2013-01 - Minotaur Books
9781250014085 CHECK CATALOG
2001 Agatha Award for Best Novel

From the creator of Constable Evan Evans comes the first novel in a delightful series set in 19th century New York, and featuring Irish sleuth Molly Murphy.
…More


Wedding Cake Murder
Wedding Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2016-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617732164 CHECK CATALOG
"Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married "
Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he'll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown …More


The Guest Room
The Guest Room
By Bohjalian, Chris
2016-01 - Doubleday Books
9780385538893 CHECK CATALOG
From the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Midwives" and "The Sandcastle Girls" comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.

When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain
…More


The Lake House
The Lake House
By Morton, Kate
2015-10 - Atria Books
9781451649321 CHECK CATALOG
One of "People" magazine's Best Books of Fall Morton's moody, suspenseful latest is the perfect page-turner for a chilly night.

From the "New York Times" and internationally bestselling author of "The Secret Keeper" and "The Distant Hours," an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets.

Living on her family's idyllic lakeside
…More


Plain Dead
Plain Dead
By Miller, Emma
2015-12 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758291769 CHECK CATALOG
"When a newspaperman is murdered in the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, Rachel Mast digs up the dirt to find out who wanted to bury the lead "

Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel discovered corporate life in the English world to be complicated and unfulfilling. Having returned to Stone Mill, she's happy to be running her own B&B. But she's also
…More