September 2020 - Best Friends!

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September's Year In Reading theme is all about friendship! Explore the greatness of being Best Friends in these great reads. 


Brittany Cavallaro
Description: "Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most famous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She's inherited Sherlock's volatility and some of his vices and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends. But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other"--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: YA FIC Cav
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Ben (Ben R.) Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, Nancy J Stevens, Lyn Severance
Description: Tells the story of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, and shares recipes for chocolate, fruit, and other flavors of ice cream, sorbets, sundaes, and sauces.
Call Number: 641.862 Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Shannon Hale, LeUen Pham, Hilary Sycamore
Description: When she becomes part of the in-crowd, Shannon begins to question whether she wants to remain there, in a story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding a path in life.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban
Description: When Albert and his buddies have a "no girls" baseball game, Frances and her sister organize a "Best Friends Outing -- No Boys."
Call Number: E Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Karen Blumenthal
Description: Bonnie and Clyde: we've been on a first name basis with them for almost a hundred years. Immortalized in movies, songs, and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from west Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? Karen Blumenthal traced the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde, unearthing new information and debunking many persistent myths. The result is a breathtaking nonfiction tale of love, car chases, kidnappings, and murder set against the backdrop of the Great Depression.
Call Number: YA 920 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Jenny author Han, Siobhan author Vivian
Description: Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them.
Call Number: YA FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Arnold Lobel
Description: Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
Call Number: Ei Lob
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
Description: "Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them. Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by. One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they’re armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can’t hurt." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Cav
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Sheila Heti
Description: Facing a creative dilemma after a failed marriage, Sheila gathers inspiration from a depraved and free-spirited artist who becomes her lover, in a tale based on incidents from the author's true life.
Call Number: FIC Het
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Leo Lionni
Description: Little Blue and Little Yellow, abstract splotches of color, become green when they hug.
Call Number: E Lio
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Anna Quindlen
Description: In this memoir, author Anna Quindlen writes about her life and the lives of women today, looking back and ahead--and celebrating it all--as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all that stuff in our closets, and more.
Call Number: B Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
William Rabkin
Description: When Shawn's partner Gus decides he doesn't want to be a detective anymore and gets a real job, Shawn wonders: Is this the end of Psych? Or is it the end of Gus? After a fellow executive at Benson Pharmaceuticals turns up dead, Gus realizes he needs Shawn more than ever to solve the murder before he's forced to take an early-and permanent-retirement.
Call Number: FIC Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Mo Willems
Description: When Gerald the Elephant is sad, Piggie is determined cheer him up, but finds after many tries that it only takes the simplest thing to change Gerald's mood.
Call Number: Ei Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Dan Andreasen
Description: Otis plans a surprise party for his best friend, Sydney, and although he has put the wrong date on the invitations and no one else comes, the two still have a wonderful time together.
Call Number: E Num
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Terrance Griep, Karen Matchette, Inc DC Comics
Description: The Mystery, Inc. team investigates a banshee sabotaging a radio station, and continue their pursuit of the thieves of the pieces of the dragon's eye stone, arriving in Peking, China, for part seven.
Call Number: J FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Lisa See, Janet Song
Description: Lily is haunted by memories--of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.
Call Number: FIC See
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Daniel José Older, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy
Description: With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando's life, and Han's best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They'll have to journey across the stars, and into the past, before Gor uses the device's power to reshape the galaxy.
Call Number: FIC Old
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Nicholas Meyer, David Robb
Description: January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world. Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo, in the company of a bewitching woman, aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, as Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them achieving their task. And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before.
Call Number: FIC Mey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Bill Watterson
Description: A collection of comic strips depicting the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes.
Call Number: 817 Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Jeffrey Zaslow
Call Number: 305.4 Zas
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Mary McCarthy
Description: Eight Vassar girls, determined not to be like Mother, decide to move with the times and put into action the ideas they have learned about in college.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Cheryl Jarvis, Women of Jewelia
Description: Four years ago, Jonell McLain saw a diamond necklace in a jewelry store window. Several weeks, dozens of phone calls, and a leap of faith later, Jonell bought the necklace with twelve other women. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, the women transcended their individual personalities and politics to join together in an uncommon journey. What started as a quirky social experiment became something far richer and deeper, as the women transformed a symbol of exclusivity into a symbol of inclusiveness.--From publisher description.
Call Number: LP 302.34 Nec
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Donna Tartt
Description: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.
Call Number: LP FIC Tar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Katie Cotugno
Description: Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of best friends. Prickly, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ultra-popular Ryan is a hockey star who can get any girl he wants and frequently does. But somehow their relationship just works; from dorky Monopoly nights to rowdy house parties to the top ten lists they make about everything under the sun. Now, on the night of high school graduation, everything is suddenly changing--in their lives, and in their relationship. As they try to figure out what they mean to each other and where to go from here, they make a final top ten list: this time, counting down the top ten moments of their friendship.
Call Number: YA FIC Cot
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Ann Patchett
Call Number: 362.19 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
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A Study In Charlotte
Brittany Cavallaro
YA FIC Cav
Otis & Sydney And The Best Birthday Ever
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Dan Andreasen
E Num
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Ben (Ben R.) Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, Nancy J Stevens, Lyn Severance
641.862 Coh
Scooby-doo!. Screechy Keen
Terrance Griep, Karen Matchette, Inc DC Comics
J FIC Gri
Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUen Pham, Hilary Sycamore
J FIC Hal
Snow Flower And The Secret Fan [Audiobook]
Lisa See, Janet Song
FIC See
Best Friends For Frances
Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban
E Hob
Star Wars. Last Shot [Audiobook]
Daniel José Older, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy
FIC Old
Bonnie And Clyde : The Making Of A Legend
Karen Blumenthal
YA 920 Blu
The Adventure Of The Peculiar Protocols [Audiobook] : Adapted From The Journals Of John H. Watson, M.d.
Nicholas Meyer, David Robb
FIC Mey
Burn For Burn
Jenny author Han, Siobhan author Vivian
YA FIC Han
The Calvin And Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
Bill Watterson
817 Wat
Frog And Toad Together
Arnold Lobel
Ei Lob
The Girls From Ames : A Story Of Women And A Forty-year Friendship
Jeffrey Zaslow
305.4 Zas
Hello Girls
Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
YA FIC Cav
The Group
Mary McCarthy
FIC McC
How Should A Person Be? : A Novel From Life
Sheila Heti
FIC Het
The Necklace [Large Print] : Thirteen Women And The Experiment That Transformed Their Lives
Cheryl Jarvis, Women of Jewelia
LP 302.34 Nec
Little Blue And Little Yellow : A Story For Pippo And Ann And Other Children
Leo Lionni
E Lio
The Secret History [Large Print]
Donna Tartt
LP FIC Tar
Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake
Anna Quindlen
B Qui
Top Ten
Katie Cotugno
YA FIC Cot
Mind-altering Murder
William Rabkin
FIC Rab
Truth & Beauty : A Friendship
Ann Patchett
362.19 Pat
My Friend Is Sad
Mo Willems
Ei Wil