Monday, May 22, 2017

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.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Simonson, Helen
2010-11 - Random House Trade
9780812981223 CHECK CATALOG
Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside, is filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and contains a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of readers' own families. Their interactions are both hilarious and heartbreaking. …More

Mark of the Thief: Mark of the Thief #1
Mark of the Thief: Mark of the Thief #1
By Nielsen, Jennifer A.
2015-12 - Scholastic Paperbacks
9780545561556 CHECK CATALOG
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for.

Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing

One Half from the East
One Half from the East
By Hashimi, Nadia
2016-09 - HarperCollins
9780062421906 CHECK CATALOG

Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi's first novel for young readers is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh--a preteen girl dressed as a boy.
Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune, and her aunt has an idea to bring …More

The End or Something Like That
The End or Something Like That
By Ellis, Ann Dee
2015-07 - Speak
9780142422632 CHECK CATALOG
From the author of "This Is What I Did, " named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, comes an achingly raw and surprisingly funny novel about teen still coping with the loss of her best friend as the one-year anniversary of her friend's death approaches. …More

The Moon and More
The Moon and More
By Dessen, Sarah
2015-05 - Speak
9780142425817 CHECK CATALOG
From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes the story of a life-changing summer romance. During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie. …More

The Chosen One
The Chosen One
By Williams, Carol Lynch
2010-08 - Griffin
9780312627751 CHECK CATALOG
Williams strikes just the right balance between informative and cautionary in this gripping tale about a 13-year-old trapped in a polygamist cult.--"Publishers Weekly," starred review. …More

All the Truth That's in Me
All the Truth That's in Me
By Berry, Julie
2013-09 - Viking Books for Young Readers
9780670786152 CHECK CATALOG
Beehive Awards (2016), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2014), Carnegie Medal (2014), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2014), Gateway Readers Award (2016), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2015), Tayshas Reading (2014)

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled, and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home. But when the town is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light. …More

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