What Are Your Librarians Reading?

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We don't just work in libraries because we love books, but it's certainly a big plus!

Here's a sneak peek at what some of your librarians are reading this month.


Arkady Martine
Description: "During a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die. Now Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion--all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret--one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life--or rescue it from annihilation"--From publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy
Description: Baking-talent fairy Dulcie helps Mia make treats for a neighborhood bake sale but must return to Never Land before they are done, and Mia may not be able to finish without her help.
Call Number: J FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Minh Lê, Andie Tong, Sarah (Colorist) Stern, Ariana Maher
Description: When thirteen-year-old Tai Pham inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out he has been inducted into a group of space cops knows as the Green Lanterns.
Call Number: J FIC Le
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Timothy Zahn, Marc Thompson
Description: Set five years after Return of the Jedi, this first installment in a trilogy depicts an attack on the Republic and an attempted kidnapping of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia at the hands of Grand Admiral Thrawn, ex-warlord of the empire, and his rogue Jedi knight.
Call Number: FIC Zah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Charles Yu
Description: "Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He’s merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that’s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more. Playful but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet" --Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Yu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Victoria Turk
Description: In this irreverent journey through the murky world of digital etiquette, Victoria Turk provides a guide to minding our manners in a brave new online world, and making peace with the platforms, apps, and devices we all love to hate. The digital revolution has put us all within a few clicks, taps and swipes of each other. But familiarity can breed contempt, and while we're more likely than ever to fall in love online, we're also more likely to fall headfirst into a raging fight with a stranger or into an unhealthy obsession with the phones in our pockets. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 395.5 Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Tawna Fenske
Description: Vineyard manager Reese Clark is determined to bring her family's Oregon winery into the big leagues, and she knows building a new tasting room and event pavilion is her ticket there. Having her ex-husband's best friend - and her secret college crush - turn up to head the construction project, however, doesn't pair well with her plans. Between her nauseating lovebird parents; her motorcycle-riding, pot-growing grandfather; and her pet alpaca, fond of head-butting groins, Reese has more than enough chaotic characters in her life. Back in college, Clay Henderson was more likely to be sprawled over a bar than building one. But even if the new clean-living Clay has matured as deliciously as an oak-aged chardonnay, he's still off-limits. As Reese's well-laid plans for the winery crumble like bad cork, Clay, the newly sober gentleman, is sweet enough to rescue Reese from a wardrobe malfunction and still spicy enough to play "I Never" with her. Can he overcome his bad-boy reputation to offer her a love too heady to ignore?
Call Number: FIC Fen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Rough Guides (Firm)
Description: Rough Guides' bestselling inspirational coffee-table book draws upon the insider knowledge of in-the-know writers to share the 1000 ultimate travel experiences across the globe. Make the Most of your Time on Earth is a handpicked curation of personal recommendations, from retracing Odysseus's footsteps on Mljet and hippo-spotting in the Bijagós Islands, to wild camping on the Arabian Peninsula and defying gravity at China's Hanging Temple. It might even be something as simple as walking among Hockney's landscapes on the Yorkshire Wolds Way, or eating among locals in the perfect setting: the definitive gelato in Rome or a mopane worm in Zimbabwe. Every one is special, and authentic, and - above all - inspiring. This fourth edition has been fully revised, with a brand-new design and a collection of high-quality colour photographs spanning beautiful national parks, captivating wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Entries are divided into regions, so you can dip in and out of the different parts of the world you're interested in, whether that's a remote island in the Philippines, a stunning Swedish archipelago or an off-the-beaten-track pocket of Saskatchewan. Lively and engaging text captures the essence of the experience, while essential "Need to Know" sections at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to plan your trip.
Call Number: 910.2 Mak 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke, Allen Williams, Guillermo del Toro
Description: This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
Call Number: YA FIC Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Susanna Clarke
Description: "Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-- a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Chris Riddell
Description: Curated by artist and writer Chris Riddell, Poems to Live Your Life By is an illustrated collection of the best poems for readers young and old to carry with them as they grow. The book includes works from both famous and lesser-known poets--from selections of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets to original poems by Neil Gaiman to lyrics to an indie rock song by Phoebe Bridgers. It is also divided into different thematic sections. It is the kind of book that readers can return to again and again at different moments in their life.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 808.81 Poe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Tim Marshall
Description: All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.
Call Number: 320.12 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Allie Brosh
Description: Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.
Call Number: 817 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Samantha Shannon
Description: In the mid-21st century major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
John D. (John Dann) MacDonald
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Noelle/ Stevenson Stevenson
Call Number: Pub Date 070621 (oo)
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
David Wallace-Wells
Description: In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await--food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. This is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 304.28 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Lisa Kleypas
Description: Reckless and wild, beautiful Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society--and will break any rule to flaunt her independence. Now she is determined to rescue her hapless sister from an undesired marriage to the arrogant Lord Alex. She finally succeeds, but Lord Alex resolves to make her pay--with her body, soul, and stubborn heart.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
Adam Silvera, Michael (Michael Lockwood) Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
Description: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure, to live a lifetime in a single day.
Call Number: YA FIC Sil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 26, 2021
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A Memory Called Empire
Arkady Martine
FIC Mar
Poems To Live Your Life By
Chris Riddell
YA 808.81 Poe
A Pinch Of Magic
Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy
J FIC Tho
Prisoners Of Geography : Ten Maps That Explain Everything About The World
Tim Marshall
320.12 Mar
Green Lantern : Legacy
Minh Lê, Andie Tong, Sarah (Colorist) Stern, Ariana Maher
J FIC Le
Solutions And Other Problems
Allie Brosh
817 Bro
Heir To The Empire [Audiobook]
Timothy Zahn, Marc Thompson
FIC Zah
The Bone Season
Samantha Shannon
FIC Sha
Interior Chinatown [Large Print]
Charles Yu
LP FIC Yu
The Deep Blue Good-by : A Travis Mcgee Novel
John D. (John Dann) MacDonald
FIC Mac
Kill Reply All : A Modern Guide To Online Etiquette, From Social Media To Work To Love
Victoria Turk
395.5 Tur
The Fire Never Goes Out : A Memoir In Pictures
Noelle/ Stevenson Stevenson
Pub Date 070621 (oo)
Let It Breathe
Tawna Fenske
FIC Fen
The Uninhabitable Earth : Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells
304.28 Wal
Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth : The Rough Guide To The World.
Rough Guides (Firm)
910.2 Mak 2019
Then Came You
Lisa Kleypas
FIC Kle
Pan's Labyrinth : The Labyrinth Of The Faun
Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke, Allen Williams, Guillermo del Toro
YA FIC Tor
They Both Die At The End [Audiobook]
Adam Silvera, Michael (Michael Lockwood) Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
YA FIC Sil
Piranesi
Susanna Clarke
FIC Cla