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.


Tom Kratman
Description: "Five hundred years from now, humankind has found a link to a remarkably Earth-like planet and settled there, dividing--as humans will--into dozens of nation-states. The Federated States of Columbia has consolidated power and risen against the oppression of Earth's corrupt Caliphate. But when Salafi madmen bent on a new jihad kill FSC Captain Patrick Hennessey's family in a cowardly attack, they create an enemy that will show even less mercy than they do. A legendary warrior is born: Carrera, the scourge of Salafism. He will forge an army from the decrepit remains of a military in a failing state. He will find those who killed his family. He will destroy them utterly. And he will try like hell to not becoming exactly like the enemy he is fighting. Only when he is finished will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind as it blows across a desert strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Hena Khan
Description: "A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2019
Sabaa Tahir
Description: "Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Tah
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Description: Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.
Call Number: YA FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Description: "Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, just as their ancestors did over the centuries. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children: Guy, the heir, who is studying at Cambridge; their younger son Miles, attending Eton; and their four daughters Diedre, Daphne, DeLacy and Dulcie, affectionately called the Four Dees by the staff. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress, who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. But now, with World War I looming, these two families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties are tested and betrayals are set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again. Set over a period of sixteen years from 1913 to 1929. "--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Sue (Food writer) Quinn
Description: Quinn shares recipes that use only five ingredients, and take a mere ten minutes from preparation to plate. You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare tasty food that your family will enjoy. Quinn focuses on quality ingredients, and shares organizational tips that will help you multi-task and develop a repertoire of meals that are simple, quick, and delicious! -- adapted from introduction
Call Number: 641.555 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Krista Suh
Description: From the creator of the Pussyhat Project, which represents the Women's March and is the symbol of the Resistance, comes a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct and original path to joy and success at impact.
Call Number: 305.42 Suh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Brian Tracy
Description: Describes how to overcome the urge to procrastinate, offering twenty-one practical steps for getting important tasks done and utilizing the principles and techniques of time management.
Call Number: 650.11 Tra 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Edgar Allan Poe
Call Number: 818 Poe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Stephen King
Description: "'Wake up, genius.' So begins King's story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he's released from prison after thirty-five years" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Kin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Lenora Bell
Description: When a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, archaeologist India Rochester must team up with Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood, the antiquities hunter who broke her heart, to find the artifact and save her career.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
C. E. Hilbert
Description: Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson's Run, Ohio--Her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster--irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie's self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel- including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run - again - starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she's started from scratch? -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Stephen R. Platt
Description: Describes how nineteenth-century British efforts to open China to trade set in motion the fall of the Qing dynasty and started a war that allowed for the rise of nationalism and communism in the twentieth century.
Call Number: 951.033 Pla
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Waubgeshig Rice
Description: "With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Amy Hest, Jenni Desmond
Description: Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open...
Call Number: E Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Preeti Chhibber, George McClements, Stéphane Kardos
Description: "Peter Parker's off to Europe with his classmates from school! How does Spider-Man stay one step ahead of the bad guys while on the road, while keeping his identity a secret? You can find that out-and a whole lot more-in this book filled with epic writings from Peter and his best friend Ned. With the help of MJ, Peter and Ned have jotted down all the exciting things they saw while traveling through Europe: favorite foods, photo ops, Spidey-secrets, and more." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: J FIC Chh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Christine Husom
Description: "Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now, she sells them. In fact, they're so popular, Cami and her friend, are hosting a snow globe making class. After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their own handmade snow globes, Cami spots a new globe left behind on a shelf, featuring a man sleeping on a park bench. On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globe--a man sitting on a bench. But he isn't sleeping--he has a knife in his back. When the police arrive, it's clear they consider Cami a possibly a suspect"--From publisher's web site.
Call Number: FIC Hus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King
Description: Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. Fred Rogers was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. Rogers's work and his messages still resonate with parents and children today, especially in a world where the human values he championed are too often forgotten or neglected.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: LP B Rog
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Kate Allen
Description: "Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC All
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Jennifer Weiner
Description: Believing she is realizing her dreams when her sitcom is bought, television writer Ruth Saunders finds her happiness threatened by demanding actors and executives as well as an unrequited crush on her boss and her septuagenarian grandmother's upcoming wedding.
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Laura Childs
Description: "The Charleston Film Festival has brought Theodosia Browning and the staff of the Indigo Tea Shop a busy week of catering jobs. First up is the opening night gala at the historic Belvedere Theatre. Tinseltown and local luminaries seem to be mingling happily in the glamorously renovated lobby, but Theo notices that the atmosphere backstage is tense. Then famous director Jordan Cole is shot on his way to the podium, and the entire audience witnesses his death silhouetted across the scrim"--Excerpted from Fantastic Fiction website.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Fern Michaels
Description: When Yoko's fiance Harry Wong becomes the victim of a ruthless identity theft ring, the Sisterhood must do what they can from their mountaintop hideaway to restore Harry's identity and deliver justice to the bad guys. Meanwhile, the Sisterhood must prevent Yoko from making a foolish mistake.
Call Number: LP FIC Mic
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Jim Holt
Description: "A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
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A Desert Called Peace
Tom Kratman
FIC Kra
Imperial Twilight : The Opium War And The End Of China's Last Golden Age
Stephen R. Platt
951.033 Pla
Amina's Voice
Hena Khan
J FIC Kha
Moon Of The Crusted Snow : A Novel
Waubgeshig Rice
FIC Ric
An Ember In The Ashes
Sabaa Tahir
YA FIC Tah
On The Night Of The Shooting Star
Amy Hest, Jenni Desmond
E Hes
Aurora Rising
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
YA FIC Kau
Peter And Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal
Preeti Chhibber, George McClements, Stéphane Kardos
J FIC Chh
Cavendon Hall
Barbara Taylor Bradford
FIC Bra
Snow Way Out
Christine Husom
FIC Hus
Cook Fast, Eat Well : 5 Ingredients, 10 Minutes, 160 Recipes
Sue (Food writer) Quinn
641.555 Qui
The Good Neighbor [Large Print] : The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers
Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King
LP B Rog
Diy Rules For A Wtf World : How To Speak Up, Get Creative, And Change The World
Krista Suh
305.42 Suh
The Line Tender
Kate Allen
YA FIC All
Eat That Frog! : 21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Get More Done In Less Time
Brian Tracy
650.11 Tra 2017
The Next Best Thing : A Novel
Jennifer Weiner
FIC Wei
Edgar Allan Poe : Complete Tales And Poems
Edgar Allan Poe
818 Poe
The Silver Needle Murder
Laura Childs
FIC Chi
Finders Keepers [Large Print]
Stephen King
LP FIC Kin
Vanishing Act [Large Print]
Fern Michaels
LP FIC Mic
For The Duke's Eyes Only
Lenora Bell
FIC Bel
When Einstein Walked With Gödel : Excursions To The Edge Of Thought
Jim Holt
814 Hol
From Scratch
C. E. Hilbert
FIC Hil