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.


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
Christina Henry
Description: As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos. Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Bridget Heos
Description: "A history of modern forensic science from the first test for arsenic poisoning in the 1700s to criminal profiling, fingerprinting, blood splatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the milestones in between"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 363.25 Heo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez, Sanden Totten
Description: "The team from the popular kids' science podcast Brains On! brings readers a humorous, fact- and fun-filled look at all things biology-from animals and plants to the human body and the microverse"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 570 Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Joshua Rivkin
Description: "The first book to explore the life of Cy Twombly, one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century. Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history--including his own. Shuttling between his stunning homes in Italy and the United States, where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing Twombly's remarkable paintings, author Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, and began chasing every lead, big or small--anything that might illuminate who Twombly really was. Now, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, Rivkin has reconstructed Twombly's life, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1979 Whitney retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death. Including previously unpublished photographs, 'Chalk' presents a more personal and searching type of biography ... and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we've ever known."-- Publisher's website.
Call Number: 700.92 Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
J. R. Ward
Description: Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed by her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer. Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze -- ǂc From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Call Number: YA FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Adrian Burgos
Call Number: B Pom
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Vicki Delany
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Zoe Hana Mikuta
Description: In an age of 100-foot-tall mechanical deities run by a tyrannical regime, two teenaged girls on opposite sides of a war discover they are figting for a common purpose--and falling for each other.
Call Number: YA FIC Mik
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Christina Farley
Description: Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting into a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she's next.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Casey Lyall
Description: Twelve-year-old Howard Wallace lives by his list of rules of private investigation. He knows more than anyone how to work with what he's got: a bathrobe for a trench coat, a makeshift office behind the school equipment shed, and not much else--least of all, friends. So when a hot case of blackmail lands on his desk, he's ready to take it on himself until the new kid, Ivy Mason, convinces him to take her on as a junior partner. As they banter through stakeouts and narrow down their list of suspects, Howard starts to wonder if having Ivy as a sidekick--and a friend--is such a bad thing after all. -- Amazon.com
Call Number: J FIC Lya
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Chuck Wendig
Description: On the isolated Kolohe Atoll in the middle of the Pacific ocean, a charismatic billionaire employs a team of scientists to conduct cutting-edge research that he hopes will change the world. In a cabin on a remote lake in the Adirondacks, FBI futurist Hannah Stander finds a barely recognizable human body, which appears to have been skinned alive by thousands of genetically engineered ants. Hannah's investigation leads to Kolohe, where the scientists vehemently deny any connection to the body. But the more Hannah studies the group, the more she suspects their research has sinister applications, and the more she realizes no one may get off the island alive.-- book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Anthony Horowitz, Thomas Yeates
Description: "When life is over and the conflicted souls of the dead wend their weary way down to the underworld, what do they see? A three-headed dog with slavering jaws, a dark and foreboding river with a skeletal ferryman, or simply darkness? Only the very brave or very foolish will venture down into the realm of the afterlife by choice, and they seldom live to tell the tale."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Abby Jimenez, Christine Lakin, Zachary Webber
Description: After her half-sister leaves, globe-trotting YouTuber Vanessa Price is now in custody of her sister's baby daughter. Now that her life has gone from "daily adventure" to "next-level bad," the last person Vanessa expects to show up offering help is the hot lawyer next door, Adrian Copeland. No one warned her that he was the Secret Baby Tamer. Now she's feeling things she's vowed not to feel. Because the only thing worse than falling for Adrian is finding a little hope for a future she may never see.
Call Number: FIC Jim
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Tom (Thomas W.) Weber
Description: "A biography of Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, starting with Bdote, the confluence of the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers and a sacred place for Dakota people, who have lived here for millennia. Since the city's beginnings in the 1850s, Minneapolis has experienced continual collapses and rebuilding. Some collapses were real, as when the falls were nearly destroyed; some are metaphorical, as when corruption and the mob threatened to overtake the life of the city. The narrative highlights stories of immigrants, milling, the American Indian Movement, the KKK, the university, business innovators, the vibrant arts and music scene, powerful sports teams, and a wealth of other topics."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 977.6579 Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Piper Weiss
Call Number: 391.2 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Kerry Egan
Description: As a hospice chaplain, Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered she'd been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying." Most of all, though, she listened as her patients talked about love-- for their children and partners and friends; returned, unrequited, and sometimes spurned. Now she passes along all the precious and necessary gifts contained in their stories.
Call Number: 170.44 Ega
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Neal Shusterman, Greg Tremblay
Description: A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life, and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe, a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Call Number: YA FIC Shu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Laura Lynne Jackson
Description: Laura Lynne Jackson, a psychic medium, possesses the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Her abilities are not unique, and understanding "the secret language of the universe" is a gift available to all. As we learn to ask for and recognize signs from the other side, we will start to find meaning where before there was only confusion, we will see light in the darkness. We may decide to change paths, push toward love, pursue joy, and engage with life in a whole new way. Jackson brings the mystical into the everyday. She relates stories of people who have experienced uncanny revelations and instances of unexplained synchronicity, as well as those drawn from her own experience. This book is both inspiring and practical, deeply comforting and wonderfully motivational in asking us to see beyond ourselves to a more magnificent universal design.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 133.9 Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Elizabeth Lim
Description: Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted. But it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes. She warns Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die. Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, and the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to forswear--no matter what the cost. Weaving together elements of The Wild Swans, Cinderella, the legend of Chang E, and the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Elizabeth Lim has crafted a fantasy like no other.
Call Number: YA FIC Lim
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
KJ Charles
Description: Will Darling came back from the Great War with a few scars, a lot of medals, and no idea what to do next. Inheriting his uncle's chaotic second-hand bookshop is a blessing...until strange visitors start making threats. First a criminal gang, then the War Office, both telling Will to give them the information they want, or else. Will has no idea what that information is, and nobody to turn to, until Kim Secretan--charming, cultured, oddly attractive--steps in to offer help. As Kim and Will try to find answers and outrun trouble, mutual desire grows along with the danger. And then Will discovers the truth about Kim. His identity, his past, his real intentions. Enraged and betrayed, Will never wants to see him again. But Will possesses knowledge that could cost thousands of lives. Enemies are closing in on him from all sides--and Kim is the only man who can help.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Nigel Slater, Jonathan Lovekin
Description: A comprehensive, personal, and visual guide to growing and cooking vegetables from Britain's foremost food writer, with more than 400 recipes and extensive gardening notes. Tender, a passionate guide to savoring the best the garden has to offer, is a cookbook, a primer on produce, and above all, an author's homage to his favorite vegetables.--Excerpted from provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.65 Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Description: "A collection of original poems speaking to the life and times of Phillis Wheatley, a Colonial America-era poet brought to Boston as a slave"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Alexandra Sirowy
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Stella has no recollection of the day her best friend disappeared while the two, then six, were picking strawberries, until the corpse of a similar girl turns up and Stella not only begins to remember, she learns that something dark has been at work in their little town for generations."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sir
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Binyamin Appelbaum
Description: Tells the story of the conservative economists espousing free market and deregulatory policies during the four decades betweeen 1969 and 2008. Leading figures such as Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer, Walter Oi, Alfred Kahn, and Thomas Schelling believed that government should stop trying to manage the economy, and that markets would deliver steady growth and ensure that all Americans shared in the benefits. Applelbaum argues, these policies failed to deliever on their promise of broad prosperity, and the singleminded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, the health of liberal democracy, and future generations.
Call Number: 330.973 App
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Emily Hourican, Roisin Rankin
Description: As a child, Felicity was sent to live with the heirs to the Guinness beer empire. They seem glamorous. But Felicity's status inside the family shows her the truth behind the high society image.
Call Number: FIC Hou
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Ali Hazelwood
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Agatha Christie
Description: The shrewd, intuitive, and mysterious Harley Quin uncovers evil and criminal acts among the wealthy and aristocratic set in such places as London, Monte Carlo, and Cannes.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Cindy Baldwin
Description: "Ivy Mae Bloom is almost thirteen years old. She desperately wants a place to put down roots, but it's her mama's job as a fallen star to tend the magic underpinning the world. After Ivy steals Mama's entire supply of wish jars in the hopes of finding a place to call home, disaster strands her family in Whistling Ridge, North Carolina. Ivy falls for Whistling Ridge immediately; she just needs to convince her parents to stay"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: J FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her--but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram's resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children--the violent and capricious separation of families--and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved."--Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Coa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
JonArno Lawson, Julie Morstad
Description: A series of four-line poems explore the feelings of shyness, frustration, jubilation, and feeling misunderstood that come with first love and first loss."This collection of quietly beautiful and surprisingly humorous short poems reveals first love's uncertainties, frustrations and joys. Whether describing two people meeting or the misunderstandings and revelations that follow, these poems and the evocative illustrations that accompany them will give readers every reason to think ... and think again"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: 811 Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Lisa Taddeo, Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari
Description: For nearly a decade, Lisa Taddeo, an award-winning journalist, embedded herself with three ordinary women to write this deeply immersive account of their erotic lives and longings.
Call Number: 306.7082 Tad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Eloisa James
Description: "Already notorious for the golden hair that proves her mother's infidelity, Lady Joan can't seem to avoid scandals, but her latest escapade may finally ruin her: she's determined to perform the title role of a prince--in breeches, naturally. She has the perfect model in mind: Thaddeus Erskine Shaw, Viscount Greywick, a man who scorned the very idea of marrying her. Not that Joan would want such a dubious honour, of course. For years, Thaddeus has avoided the one Wilde who shakes his composure, but he's horrified when he grasps the danger Joan's putting herself in. Determined to keep her safe, he strikes a bargain: after one performance, the lady must return to her father's castle and marry one of three gentlemen whom he deems acceptable. Not including him, of course..." --FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
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A Page Marked For Murder
Lauren Elliott
FIC Ell
On Living
Kerry Egan
170.44 Ega
Black Wings
Christina Henry
FIC Hen
Scythe
Neal Shusterman, Greg Tremblay
YA FIC Shu
Blood, Bullets, And Bones : The Story Of Forensic Science From Sherlock Holmes To Dna
Bridget Heos
YA 363.25 Heo
Signs : The Secret Language Of The Universe
Laura Lynne Jackson
133.9 Jac
Brains On! Presents...it's Alive : From Neurons And Narwhals To The Fungus Among Us
Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez, Sanden Totten
J 570 Blo
Six Crimson Cranes
Elizabeth Lim
YA FIC Lim
Chalk : The Art And Erasure Of Cy Twombly
Joshua Rivkin
700.92 Riv
Slippery Creatures
KJ Charles
FIC Cha
Consumed
J. R. Ward
FIC War
Tender : A Cook And His Vegetable Patch
Nigel Slater, Jonathan Lovekin
641.65 Sla
Coraline
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
YA FIC Gai
The Age Of Phillis
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
811 Jef
Cuban Star : How One Negro-league Owner Changed The Face Of Baseball
Adrian Burgos
B Pom
The Creeping
Alexandra Sirowy
YA FIC Sir
Deadly Summer Nights
Vicki Delany
The Economists' Hour : False Prophets, Free Markets, And The Fracture Of Society
Binyamin Appelbaum
330.973 App
Gearbreakers
Zoe Hana Mikuta
YA FIC Mik
The Glorious Guinness Girls
Emily Hourican, Roisin Rankin
FIC Hou
Gilded
Christina Farley
YA FIC Far
The Love Hypothesis
Ali Hazelwood
Howard Wallace, P.i.
Casey Lyall
J FIC Lya
The Mysterious Mr Quin : A Harley Quin Collection
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
Invasive
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
The Stars Of Whistling Ridge
Cindy Baldwin
J FIC Bal
Legends : Death And The Underworld
Anthony Horowitz, Thomas Yeates
J FIC Hor
The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates
LP FIC Coa
Life's Too Short
Abby Jimenez, Christine Lakin, Zachary Webber
FIC Jim
Think Again
JonArno Lawson, Julie Morstad
811 Law
Minneapolis : An Urban Biography
Tom (Thomas W.) Weber
977.6579 Web
Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari
306.7082 Tad
My Mom, Style Icon
Piper Weiss
391.2 Wei
Wilde Child
Eloisa James
FIC Jam