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.


C. Alan Bradley, Jayne Entwistle
Description: "Youthful chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve dastardly crimes. This time, she leaves behind her beloved English countryside, and takes her sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Rainbow Rowell
Description: "Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
M. C. Beaton
Description: "Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie -- who repeated all the last words of her twin sister -- that she needed psychiatric help. 'I speak as I find,' he bragged. Voices saying, 'I could kill that man,' could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?" -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: LP FIC Bea
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Judy Pace Christie
Description: When a bypass road is built through the town of Green that does economic damage to the downtown district, journalist Lois and a fellow business owner come up with a strategy to save Green.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: "Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it's hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan. Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded. But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance. Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Jennifer Niven, Jorjeana Marie, Robbie Daymond
Description: Struggling to pick up the pieces of her life after her mother's death and ostracized by her peers because of her weight, Libby is tangled up in a cruel high school game with a charismatic boy whose disability prevents him from recognizing faces.
Call Number: YA FIC Niv
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
author Saundra
Description: When Penny and Isis get caught up in Secret's scheme to rob the wealthy by skimming their bank accounts, a new love drives Isis to leave the drama and life of crime behind her.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Zoraida Córdova
Description: "Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
A'zayler
Description: Jamil Rock is the hood' most successful drug dealer and never thinks too far ahead--til Gia Ellis walks into his life. She's a sheltered girl from a wealthy family with a bright future. Suddenly, ruling the streets is nothing compared to the instant heat, and alluringly innocent aura from Gia. Jamil can' resist . . .--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Aza
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Sarina Bowen
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Anne Blankman
Description: In 1930s Munich, the favorite niece of rising political leader Adolph Hitler is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Peter Ackroyd
Description: Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way--through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium homosexuality was considered admirable. The city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops and clergy, monks and missionaries. His rule was accompanied by the first laws against queer practices. What followed was an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure, from the Normans, whose military might depended on masculine loyalty, and the fashionable female transvestism of the 1620s; to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early 1800s and the 'gay plague' in the 1980s. Ackroyd celebrates London and its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other.
Call Number: 306.766 Ack
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Ben Blum
Description: Documents the story of an aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably participated in an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, investigating the influence of the young man's superior and the Ranger indoctrination program.
Call Number: 364.1552 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Janet Mock
Description: "In a landmark book, an extraordinary young woman recounts her coming-of-age as a transgender teen--a deeply personal and empowering portrait of self-revelation, adversity, and heroism. In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she publicly stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Since then, Mock has gone from covering the red carpet for People.com to advocating for all those who live within the shadows of society. Redefining Realness offers a bold new perspective on being young, multiracial, economically challenged, and transgender in America. Welcomed into the world as her parents' firstborn son, Mock set out early on to be her own person--no simple feat for a young person like herself. She struggled as the smart, determined child in a deeply loving, yet ill-equipped family that lacked money, education, and resources. Mock had to navigate her way through her teen years without parental guidance but luckily with a few close friends and mentors she overcame extremely daunting hurdles. This powerful memoir follows Mock's quest for identity, from her early gender conviction to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu that found her transitioning through the halls of her school, self-medicating with hormones at fifteen, and flying across the world for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. Ever resilient, Mock emerged with a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned her masters degree, basked in the success of an enviable career, and told no one about her past. It wasn't until Mock fell for a man who called her the woman of his dreams that she felt ready to finally tell her story, becoming a fierce advocate for girls like herself-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.768 Moc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Yuval N Harari
Description: "One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 909 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Uzodinma Iweala
Description: On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer--an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders--and the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.--from dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Iwe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Karen Marie Moning
Description: Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the silvery glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six and a half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male. Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, eleven centuries ago Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass, one of four coveted Unseelie Hallows, objects of unspeakable power. When the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it, destroying everything in his path-including the one woman who may just hold the key to breaking the ninth-century Highlander's dark spell. For Jessi, the muscle-bound sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he's offering his protection-from exactly what, Jessi doesn't know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Sheryl Lister
Description: Malcolm Gray is Lauren Emerson's biggest regret. Eight years ago, a breakdown of trust cost her a beautiful future with the most charming man she'd ever met. Now a career-making opportunity brings the nutrition entrepreneur home, where she hopes to declare a truce with her ex-love, the star running back of the Los Angeles Cobras. But their first encounter unleashes explosive passion --and unwanted memories of the precious dreams they once shared. Malcolm can't forgive Lauren for her betrayal after they had pledged their eternal devotion. But her play-stopping curves alone are a turn-on he can't resist. He knows he'll never get over her -- nor does he want to. Is their love worth a second chance? Or is he risking heartbreak again? As they jockey for position, a new set of rules could change the game for both of them.
Call Number: FIC Lis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Greg Wyshynski
Call Number: 796.962 Wys
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Lily Koppel
Description: The true story of the wives behind the American Space Race, the challenges they faced in the fifties and sixties, and the forty-year friendship that bound them together.
Call Number: 629.45 Kop
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
George Howe Colt
Call Number: B Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Martin Meredith
Call Number: 960 Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Amy Engel
Description: Returning to her family's Kansas estate in the hopes of discovering the fate of her missing cousin, Lane reconnects with a young man from her past and is confronted by dark family secrets that prompted her to flee years earlier.
Call Number: FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe, Seanan. In the desert like a bone McGuire, Karin Tidbeck, Daryl. Even the crumbs were delicious Gregory
Description: A collection of modern fairy tales includes stories of castles, canyons, dungeons, and other fantastical realms.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Madeleine L'Engle
Call Number: 818 LEn 2001
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Sarah MacLean
Call Number: FIC ordered 060718
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
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As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust [Audiobook]
C. Alan Bradley, Jayne Entwistle
FIC Bra
Redefining Realness : My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Janet Mock
306.768 Moc
Carry On: The Rise And Fall Of Simon Snow
Rainbow Rowell
YA FIC Row
Sapiens : A Brief History Of Humankind
Yuval N Harari
909 Har
Death Of An Honest Man [Large Print]
M. C. Beaton
LP FIC Bea
Speak No Evil : A Novel
Uzodinma Iweala
FIC Iwe
Downtown Green
Judy Pace Christie
FIC Chr
Spell Of The Highlander
Karen Marie Moning
FIC Mon
Dragonbane
Sherrilyn Kenyon
FIC Ken
Still Loving You
Sheryl Lister
FIC Lis
Holding Up The Universe [Audiobook]
Jennifer Niven, Jorjeana Marie, Robbie Daymond
YA FIC Niv
Take Your Eye Off The Puck : How To Watch Hockey By Knowing Where To Look
Greg Wyshynski
796.962 Wys
If It Ain't About The Money
author Saundra
FIC Sau
The Astronaut Wives Club : A True Story
Lily Koppel
629.45 Kop
Labyrinth Lost
Zoraida Córdova
YA FIC Cor
The Big House : A Century In The Life Of An American Summer Home
George Howe Colt
B Col
Passion Of The Streets
A'zayler
FIC Aza
The Fate Of Africa : From The Hopes Of Freedom To The Heart Of Despair : A History Of Fifty Years Of Independence
Martin Meredith
960 Mer
Pipe Dreams
Sarina Bowen
FIC Bow
The Roanoke Girls : A Novel
Amy Engel
FIC Eng
Prisoner Of Night And Fog
Anne Blankman
YA FIC Bla
The Starlit Wood : New Fairy Tales
Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe, Seanan. In the desert like a bone McGuire, Karin Tidbeck, Daryl. Even the crumbs were delicious Gregory
FIC Sta
Queer City : Gay London From The Romans To The Present Day
Peter Ackroyd
306.766 Ack
Walking On Water : Reflections On Faith And Art
Madeleine L'Engle
818 LEn 2001
Ranger Games : A Story Of Soldiers, Family And An Inexplicable Crime
Ben Blum
364.1552 Blu
Wicked And The Wallflower
Sarah MacLean
FIC ordered 060718