May 2020: Strong Female Leads

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Who runs the world?

Girls.

All these books have strong female characters.

(All books are in digital format so our lovely patrons can enjoy from home!)


Ruta Sepetys, Emily. (Actress) Klein
Description: In 1941, Lina and her family are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
author Disney Press
Description: When the kingdom is trapped in an eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Megan McDonald, Peter Reynolds
Description: Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Janet Evanovich
Description: Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series. There's nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Description: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Azar Nafisi, Inc OverDrive
Description: The inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Daphne Du Maurier
Description: The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Anna Kendrick, Inc. OverDrive
Description: A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. "I'm excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I'd like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I'm very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon' Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon' I mean, upon frowned' Dammit!"--Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, January LaVoy
Description: A series of shootings in San Francisco and a tip from a reluctant confidential informant lead Sergeant Lindsay Boxer to uncover disturbing activities within the police department, a situation that is further complicated by Lindsay's worsening medical problems.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Richard Yancey
Description: After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Suzanne Collins, Carolyn McCormick
Description: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Nora Roberts
Description: Years after discovering her father's predatory double life, successful photographer Naomi Bowes struggles to hide her painful past from her fellow residents in a community thousands of miles away, a situation that introduces her to a new relationship and forces her to confront her demons.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
Description: After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Cheryl Strayed, Bernadette Dunne
Description: At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
Sue Grafton
Description: "The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate--and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents--until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2020
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Behind The Beautiful Forevers [Electronic Resource] : [Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity]
Katherine Boo
Scrappy Little Nobody [Electronic Resource]
Anna Kendrick, Inc. OverDrive
Between Shades Of Gray [Electronic Resource]
Ruta Sepetys, Emily. (Actress) Klein
The 17th Suspect [Electronic Resource]
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, January LaVoy
Frozen [Electronic Resource] : The Junior Novelization
author Disney Press
The 5th Wave [Electronic Resource]
Richard Yancey
Judy Moody [Electronic Resource]
Megan McDonald, Peter Reynolds
The Hunger Games [Electronic Resource]
Suzanne Collins, Carolyn McCormick
Look Alive Twenty-five [Electronic Resource]
Janet Evanovich
The Obsession [Electronic Resource]
Nora Roberts
Matched [Electronic Resource]
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
The Tail Of Emily Windsnap [Electronic Resource]
Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
Reading Lolita In Tehran [Electronic Resource] : A Memoir In Books
Azar Nafisi, Inc OverDrive
Wild [Electronic Resource] : From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed, Bernadette Dunne
Rebecca [Electronic Resource]
Daphne Du Maurier
Y Is For Yesterday [Electronic Resource]
Sue Grafton