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.


Maggie Stiefvater
Description: Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.--Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2017
Omar El Akkad, Dion Graham
Description: Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
Call Number: FIC El A
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
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: Jan 18, 2018
Hannah Hart
Description: As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own.-- Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: B Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Carrie Ryan
Description: At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby's identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.
Call Number: YA FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Marissa Meyer
Description: In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Jess Kidd
Description: Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago. From the moment he sets foot in Mulderrig, Mahony's familiar face and outsider ways cause a stir amongst the locals, who receive him with a mixture of excitement (the women), curiosity (the men) and suspicion (the pious). And in Mulderrig, ghosts can be just as chatty and opinionated as the town's flesh and blood residents.
Call Number: FIC Kid
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Brandon Stanton, Brandon. Humans of New York Stanton
Description: In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over twelve million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published. Now, Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in photographs, with a rich design and longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 974.71 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
David Sedaris
Call Number: LP B Sed
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Carol Goodman
Description: In the midst of a snowstorm, creative writing professor, Nan Lewis, thinks she hit a deer. But then a police officer tells her that her student, Leia Dawson, has been killed in a hit-and-run on River Road. And there is blood on Nan's car. Nan finds herself reviled by the same community that supported her when her young daughter was killed in a similar accident six years ago. The people around her are hiding secrets she'll have to uncover to clear her name.
Call Number: LP FIC Goo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Aisha Tyler
Description: "On the popular podcast "Girl on Guy," comedian and actress Aisha Tyler asks her guests to recount moments from their lives when they've done something boneheaded, ill conceived, dangerous, or just plain stupid ... to themselves. In Self-Inflicted Wounds, Aisha turns the lens on herself--recounting her most egregious mistakes. Laugh out loud funny, and totally relatable, Self-Inflicted Wounds highlights a new comedic voice on the rise--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 792.76 Tyl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Chris Guillebeau
Description: A guide to launching a profitable entrepreneurial venture in less than a month shares practical exercises and inspiring stories about how to plan, launch, and refine a side business with minimal revenue and without having to quit a full-time job.
Call Number: 658.11 Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Patti Callahan Henry
Description: Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Water's End, South Carolina, with her best friend Lainey McKay, swimming, or reading at the local bookshop. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she returns to the beloved river house, and is joined by Lainey and her two young children. Reuniting with bookshop owner Mimi, the three women cling to a fragile peace as buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.
Call Number: LP FIC Hen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Michael Twitty
Description: "A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.592 Twi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
George Selden, Garth Williams
Description: The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
Call Number: J FIC Sel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Bernard-Henri Lévy, Steven Kennedy
Call Number: 296 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Doris Lessing
Description: Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier year. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine reviles part of her own experience. And in the blue one she keeps a personal diary. Finally, in love with an American writer and threatened with insanity, Anna tries to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook.
Call Number: FIC Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Donna Tartt
Description: "A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Liane Moriarty, Caroline Lee
Description: Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all-she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But a letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia, or each other, but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Ginger Garrett
Description: "Thirteen-year-old cancer survivor Sofia has been chosen as the next Guardian of a book called The Bestiary, an ancient text. Drawn into violent and unpredictable mysteries, Sofia learns that these misunderstood monsters from the book are in danger and she is the only one who can save them" Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Kao Kalia Yang
Description: Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.
Call Number: 920 Yan
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Jonathan Haidt
Description: A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. The book explains the American culture wars and refutes the "New Atheists."
Call Number: 201.615 Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Megan Stielstra
Call Number: 814 Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
Joshua A. (Joshua Alden) Gaylord
Description: "When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn't have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown. When We Were Animals is Lumen's confessional: as a well-behaved and over-achieving teenager, she fell beneath the sway of her community's darkest, strangest secret. For one year, beginning at puberty, every resident "breaches" during the full moon. On these nights, adolescents run wild, destroying everything in their path. Lumen resists. Promising her father she will never breach, she investigates the mystery of her community's traditions and the stories erased from the town record. But the more we learn about the town's past, the more we realize that Lumen's memories are harboring secrets of their own."-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
S. Jae-Jones
Description: All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. Now eighteen and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel that her dreams and fantasies are slipping away. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds--and the mysterious man who rules it--she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed. -- from publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Jae
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2018
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All The Crooked Saints
Maggie Stiefvater
YA FIC Sti
The Cooking Gene : A Journey Through African-american Culinary History In The Old South
Michael Twitty
641.592 Twi
American War [Audiobook] : A Novel
Omar El Akkad, Dion Graham
FIC El A
The Cricket In Times Square
George Selden, Garth Williams
J FIC Sel
An Ember In The Ashes
Sabaa Tahir
YA FIC Tah
The Genius Of Judaism
Bernard-Henri Lévy, Steven Kennedy
296 Lev
Buffering : Unshared Tales Of A Life Fully Loaded
Hannah Hart
B Har
The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
FIC Les
Daughter Of Deep Silence
Carrie Ryan
YA FIC Rya
The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
FIC Tar
Heartless
Marissa Meyer
YA FIC Mey
The Husband's Secret [Audiobook]
Liane Moriarty, Caroline Lee
FIC Mor
Himself : A Novel
Jess Kidd
FIC Kid
The Last Monster
Ginger Garrett
J FIC Gar
Humans Of New York: Stories
Brandon Stanton, Brandon. Humans of New York Stanton
974.71 Sta
The Latehomecomer [Audiobook] : A Hmong Family Memoir
Kao Kalia Yang
920 Yan
Naked [Large Print]
David Sedaris
LP B Sed
The Righteous Mind : Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion
Jonathan Haidt
201.615 Hai
River Road [Large Print]
Carol Goodman
LP FIC Goo
The Wrong Way To Save Your Life : Essays
Megan Stielstra
814 Sti
Self-inflicted Wounds : Heartwarming Tales Of Epic Humiliation
Aisha Tyler
792.76 Tyl
When We Were Animals : A Novel
Joshua A. (Joshua Alden) Gaylord
FIC Gay
Side Hustle : From Idea To Income In 27 Days
Chris Guillebeau
658.11 Gui
Wintersong
S. Jae-Jones
YA FIC Jae
The Bookshop At Water's End [Large Print]
Patti Callahan Henry
LP FIC Hen