Tuesday, May 24, 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.

By Meyer, Marissa
2015-11 - Feiwel & Friends
9780312642983 CHECK CATALOG

The #1 "New York Times "Bestselling Series
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. …More

The Tin Snail
The Tin Snail
By McAllister, Cameron
Author Usher, Sam
2016-01 - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
9780553536386 CHECK CATALOG

"Half-silly, half-serious and full of human interest."--"The Wall Street Journal"

Get ready for a wild ride with this classic and fun World War II adventure about a boy who helps invent a car the Nazis would love to get their hands on

Thirteen-year-old Angelo knows that his father's job is in jeopardy. Only one thing can save it: inventing a car the world has never seen

The Good Thief's Guide to Paris: A Mystery
The Good Thief's Guide to Paris: A Mystery
By Ewan, Chris
2009-09 - Minotaur Books
9780312578053 CHECK CATALOG

Charlie Howard--mystery writer and professional thief--is flush with the success of his Paris book-reading when he agrees to show a novice how to break into an apartment. The next day, Charlie's hired to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting--from the same address. …More

Prayers the Devil Answers
Prayers the Devil Answers
By McCrumb, Sharyn
2016-05 - Atria Books
9781476772813 CHECK CATALOG

Sharyn McCrumb, "New York Times" bestselling author of the acclaimed Ballad series set in Appalachia, explores the ties between a reluctant female sheriff and a condemned man in this stunning and powerfully written Depression-era novel.

"Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
By Covey, Stephen R.
1990-09 - Free Press
9780671708634 CHECK CATALOG

Guided by Covey's remarkable step-by-step program, readers can find more meaning and satisfaction in relationships, be better able to achieve personal and professional goals, and can look forward to lasting happiness and success. "A wonderful book that could change your life."--Tom Peters, author of "In Search of Excellence." …More

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
By Yousafzai, Malala
With Lamb, Christina
2015-06 - Back Bay Books
9780316322423 CHECK CATALOG

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. …More

Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward
By Bauer, Joan
2006-10 - Puffin Books
9780142406908 CHECK CATALOG

The Newbery Honor author pens this companion to her "New York Times" bestseller, "Rules of the Road." Here she tells a funny and poignant story about honesty, self-esteem, the demands of loyalty, and the redemptive power of "sole." …More

Claws for Alarm
Mary Ann
Claws for Alarm
By Lotempio, T. C.
2015-11 - Berkley Books
9780425270219 CHECK CATALOG

The "purrfect "sleuthy duo * is back, and this time murder hits close to home for Nora Charles and her partner Nick, a stealthy little feline gumshoe groomed to solve a shocking crime.

Since inheriting her mother's sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and

By Webster, Jean
Illustrator Webster, Jean
Introduction by Ibbotson, Eva
2011-06 - Puffin Books
9780141331119 CHECK CATALOG

This edition of the classic tale of an orphan who is taken under the wing of a mysterious benefactor features a new Introduction by the author of "Journey to the River Sea." …More

The Jewel of Gresham Green
The Jewel of Gresham Green
By Blackwell, Lawana
2008-08 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764205118 CHECK CATALOG

To protect her daughter from danger, Jewel Libby flees to Gresham and friends direct them to the vicarage. But they arrive to find the vicar Andrew Phelps and his wife immersed in their own troubles. Soon Jewel finds the tables have turned and she is the one offering support and a source of strength. …More

At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
By Bryson, Bill
2011-10 - Anchor Books
9780767919395 CHECK CATALOG

With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the …More

By Lackey, Mercedes
Author Martin, Cody
2016-04 - Baen
9781476781235 CHECK CATALOG


Teenager Staci's father has just remarried, and now she finds herself being shunted aside by her new stepmother. Shunted all the way to the run-down and dying Maine town of Silence, in fact, and the custody of her alcoholic mother.

It gets worse. Silence seems

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