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.


Yuval N. Harari
Description: Shares insights into such present-day issues as the role of technology in transforming humanity, the epidemic of false news, and the modern relevance of nations and religion.
Call Number: 909.83 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Lauren Elliott
Description: "January isn't the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she's also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend's house to gather supplies, she notices an interesting item on the nightstand which belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children's book The Secret Garden. But Addie's blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop. Martha, the bakery owner, has no alibi--and has been seen in a heated argument with the victim. And the next thing Addie knows, that first edition has gone missing. Is there a connection between the body and the treasured tome? If there is, it's up to Addie to find a killer with a motive as hidden as Frances Hodgson Burnett's famous garden..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Agatha Christie
Description: The tyrannical, detestable matriarch Mrs. Boynton dies of heart failure and friends and family are only too happy to pass it off as natural. When Poirot sees a tiny puncture mark on her wrist, however, he only has 24 hours to solve the case before the suspects are released.
Call Number: LP FIC Chr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard) Smith
Description: T'Challa is training to inherit Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African kingdom ruled by his father, when he is unexpectedly sent to a Chicago public school with his best friend where he encounters an ancient evil that he must destroy.
Call Number: J FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell, Christian Baskous
Description: A scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. Erin must again join with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for the lost treasure. But it has already fallen into the hands of a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall.
Call Number: FIC Rol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Ronald Damien Malfi
Description: Aaron Decker's life changes one December morning when his wife Allison is killed. Haunted by her absence—and her ghost—Aaron goes through her belongings, where he finds a receipt for a motel room in another part of the country. Piloted by grief and an increasing sense of curiosity, Aaron embarks on a journey to discover what Allison had been doing in the weeks prior to her death. Yet Aaron is unprepared to discover the dark secrets Allison kept, the death and horror that make up the tapestry of her hidden life. And with each dark secret revealed, Aaron becomes more and more consumed by his obsession to learn the terrifying truth about the woman who had been his wife, even if it puts his own life at risk.
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Greg Farrell
Description: Wall Street has always been an insular culture that most people only vaguely understand. The exception was Merrill Lynch, a firm that revolutionized the stock market by bringing Wall Street to Main Street. Merrill Lynch was not only "bullish on America," it was a big reason why so many average Americans were able to grow wealthy in the stock market. Merrill Lynch was an icon. Its sudden collapse and sale to Bank of America was a shock. How and why did it happen? And what does this story of greed, hubris, and incompetence tell us about the culture of Wall Street that continues to this day even though it came close to destroying the American economy? This is a Shakespearean saga of three flawed masters, E. Stanley O'Neal, John Thain, and Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis, who made a $50 billion commitment over a September weekend to buy a business he really didn't understand.--From publisher description.
Call Number: 332.16 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Linda Rodriguez
Description: Leaving her position in the Kansas City Police Department for a job as the chief of a small-town campus police force, Skeet Bannion investigates the murder of a student editor and untangles involvements at the highest levels of the college.
Call Number: FIC Rod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Joanna Ho, Dung Ho
Description: A self-confident and strong young girl recounts how she shares her eyes--and so much more--with her mother, her amah and her little sister.
Call Number: E Ho
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Suzanne Young
Description: "The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests. But the girls’ carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
David Eddings
Description: Garion, the King of Riva, finds himself caught between the Dark Prophecy and the Prophecy of Light when he searches a previously obscure part of the Mrin Codex to identify someone or something called Zandramas.
Call Number: FIC Edd
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Eva Carter
Description: For nearly eighteen minutes rising soccer star Joel Greenaway is dead. For nearly eighteen minutes, Kerry Smith performs CPR on her long-time crush. And for nearly eighteen minutes, Tim Palmer is too shocked to help. It turns out, saving a life doesn't always guarantee a happy ending. With his soccer career cut short, Joel lashes out and breaks Kerry's heart. Tim struggles to reconcile his dream of becoming a doctor with the reality of failing to act. Year after year Kerry picks up the pieces after both broken men. When Kerry is the one who needs saving, will anyone be there for her? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Kerri Maniscalco
Description: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe - witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin...desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden.
Call Number: YA FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Ellen Cooney
Description: "A young chaplain at a large medical center fears her "soul is broken," though she hasn't subscribed to any formal religion in years-- she's far too busy tending to the souls of her patients to do anything about her own. But strange things happen over the course of a single night shift, and interactions with patients in various states of consciousness and with various relationships to spirituality give her insight into her own life as they pinpoint our most human vulnerabilities and impulses. There's the former airport employee who never flew and, in his last moments of life, wants her to speak to him as if he's in a plane that's about to take off. The fifteen-year-old surfer who is the sole survivor of a rock-climbing accident and must now learn how to surf in his head. A frail elderly woman who has had a stroke and is unable to speak but does not want to be admitted. And the chaplain's companions: a student researching out-of-body experiences, and a dog that may or may not be a ghost. Though the novel unfolds over the course of a single night, Cooney renders the interior lives of the chaplain and her patients with great depth, evoking the challenges and rewards of solidarity in moments of fear and pain"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Dan Brown
Description: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
KJ Charles
Description: Will Darling is all right. His business is doing well, and so is his illicit relationship with Kim Secretan--disgraced aristocrat, ex-spy, amateur book-dealer. It's starting to feel like he's got his life under control. And then a brutal murder in a gentleman's club plunges them back into the shadow world of crime, deception, and the power of privilege. Worse, it brings them up against Kim's noble, hostile family, and his upper-class life where Will can never belong. With old and new enemies against them, and secrets on every side, Will and Kim have to fight for each other harder than ever--or be torn apart for good.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Description: Having had a car wreck by Fenchurch St. Paul, in East Anglia, Lord Peter is offered houseroom by the vicar, and then fills in for a sick bellringer that night as the bells are rung to welcome the New Year. So when months later a grave is opened to join the bones of Sir Henry to those of Lady Thorpe and ANOTHER body is found, the vicar calls for Lord Peter's advice.
Call Number: FIC Say
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Val Bourne
Call Number: 635.953 Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Miri Yū, Morgan Giles
Description: "A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations. Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo. Kazu's life in the city began and ended in that park; he arrived there to work as a laborer in the preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and ended his days living in the vast homeless village in the park, traumatized by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and shattered by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics. Through Kazu's eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society's inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan's most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Yu
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
Aubrey Gordon
Description: Audrey Gordon offers an explosive indictment on the systemic and cultural issues facing plus-sized people that will move us toward creating an agenda for fat justice.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.398 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2021
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21 Lessons For The 21st Century
Yuval N. Harari
909.83 Har
Guardians Of The West
David Eddings
FIC Edd
A Page Marked For Murder
Lauren Elliott
FIC Ell
How To Save A Life : A Novel
Eva Carter
FIC Car
Appointment With Death
Agatha Christie
LP FIC Chr
Kingdom Of The Wicked
Kerri Maniscalco
YA FIC Man
Black Panther : The Young Prince
Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard) Smith
J FIC Smi
One Night Two Souls Went Walking : A Novel
Ellen Cooney
FIC Coo
Blood Infernal
James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell, Christian Baskous
FIC Rol
Origin : A Novel
Dan Brown
FIC Bro
Come With Me
Ronald Damien Malfi
FIC Mal
Subtle Blood
KJ Charles
FIC Cha
Crash Of The Titans : Greed, Hubris, The Fall Of Merrill Lynch, And The Near-collapse Of Bank Of America
Greg Farrell
332.16 Far
The Nine Tailors : Changes Rung On An Old Theme In Two Short Touches And Two Full Peals
Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
FIC Say
Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies : The Straight Scoop On Freemasons, The Illuminati, Skull And Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World Order, And Many, Many More
Arthur Goldwag
366 Gol
The Winter Garden : Create A Garden That Shines Through The Forgotten Season
Val Bourne
635.953 Bou
Every Last Secret : A Mystery
Linda Rodriguez
FIC Rod
Tokyo Ueno Station
Miri Yū, Morgan Giles
FIC Yu
Eyes That Kiss In The Corners
Joanna Ho, Dung Ho
E Ho
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat
Aubrey Gordon
616.398 Gor
Girls With Sharp Sticks
Suzanne Young
YA FIC You