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.


Angela Slatter
Description: "Orphaned as a young child, Mirin O'Malley has been brought up by her grandparents on their isolated, rambling estate Hob's Hallow. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer, the terrifying creatures who live in the depths of the sea: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and their fortunes have suffered as a result. When Mirin's grandfather dies, her grandmother puts in train a plans to restore their glory - but at the price of Mirin's freedom. Finding amongst her grandfather's papers evidence that her parents may still be alive, Mirin is determined to escape and discover the truth about her origins. This takes her on a treacherous journey to Blackwater, the estate her parents built when they fled Hob's Hallow, but on arrival Mirin finds the estate in decline and her 'Uncle Edward' in charge: where are her parents, and who is this Edward Elliott really?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Jake Richards, Starr Casas
Description: "A folksy stew of family stories, lore, omens, rituals, and conjure crafts learned from the author's great-grandmother, his grandmother and his grandfather."--page 4 of cover.
Call Number: 133.43 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Ian Dunbar
Call Number: 636.7 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Sally Rooney
Description: Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick's flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances's friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi.
Call Number: FIC Roo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Agatha Christie
Description: From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No. 13, sat a countess with a poorly concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No. 8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No. 2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Tasha Suri, Soneela Nankani
Description: The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember but whose face and magic she has inherited. When Mehr's power comes to the attention of the Emperor's most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda, and should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance.
Call Number: FIC Sur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Beth Duke
Description: "Veronica "Ronni" Johnson, licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, meets the captivating Violet in the assisted living facility where Violet requires no assistance, just lots of male attention. When she dies, she leaves Ronni a very generous bequest ... only if Ronni completes a book about her life within one year. As she's drawn into the world of young Violet, Ronni is mesmerized by life in a simpler time. It's an irresistible journey filled with revelations, some of them about men Ronni knew as octogenarians at Fairfield Springs. Struggling, insecure, flailing at the keyboard, Ronni juggles her patients, a new boyfriend, and a Samsonite factory of emotional baggage as she tries to craft a manuscript before her deadline. But when the secrets start to emerge, some of them in person, and they don't stop, everything changes."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Duk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Gabrielle Bernstein
Description: "Judgment, being judged and judging others, is at its core a separation from others. That separation, often a reflection of our own insecurities projected onto others, keeps us feeling alienated and alone. The Judgment Detox is a clear, proactive, step-by-step program to rid the reader of tendancies to judge and allow them to find their way back to oneness"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Christina Lauren, Erin Mallon
Description: Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos, the first and only love of her life, the careful bubble she's constructed begins to dissolve.
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Ijeoma Oluo
Description: What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? Ijeoma Oluo shows how, throughout the last 150 years of American history, white male supremacy has wrought devastating consequences for people of color, women and nonbinary people, and white men themselves. She shows that the erasure and oppression of everyone else in America causes racist and sexist behavior, and imagines the possibilities for a new white male identity, free from racism and sexism. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 305.31 Olu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Roselle Lim
Description: At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco's Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She's even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother's restaurant. The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant's fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother's cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around--she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.
Call Number: FIC Lim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Dawn French
Description: Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants, until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Winifred Holtby
Description: "This is a memorable evocation of the lives, loves and sorrows of the inhabitants of the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire. There is Sarah Burton, an idealistic young headmistress; Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall, tormented by his disastrous marriage; Jo Astell, a socialist fighting poverty; and Mrs Beddows, the first woman Alderman of the district."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Olivia Dade, Isabelle Ruther, publishing company Harper Audio (Firm)
Description: Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on television, but fanfiction readers call him something else: Book!AeneasWouldNever. Marcus gets out his frustrations with the show through anonymous stories about the internet's favorite couple, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone discovered his online persona, he'd be finished in Hollywood. April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she's long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobbies from her 'real life'--but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her internet critics, truth officially becomes stranger than fanfiction. With love and Marcus's career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?"--Container sleeve.
Call Number: FIC Dad
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Scott Galloway
Description: "Scott Galloway teaches brand strategy at NYU's Stern School of Business, but often his class veers to life strategy. His students are smart and hardworking, but they struggle with life's biggest questions, just like the rest of us. What's the formula for a life well lived? How can you have a meaningful career, not just a lucrative one? Is work/life balance really possible? What does it take to make a long-term relationship succeed? Galloway explores these and many other questions in the take-no-prisoners style that has made him a sought-after commentator and YouTube star"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 650.1 Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Anna-Marie McLemore
Description: After Ciela and Lock are sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family's possibly-magical pastelería and his secret forest of otherworldly trees.
Call Number: YA FIC McL
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Dan Gemeinhart, Khristine Hvam
Description: Living on the road in an old school bus with her dad after losing her mother and sisters, 12-year-old Coyote devises an elaborate plan to convince her father to make a first trip home to Washington state in five years, a journey marked by an eclectic group of passengers they meet along the way.
Call Number: J FIC Gem
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 5, 2021
S. J. Bolton
Description: "The remote Antarctic island of South Georgia is about to send off its last boat of the summer - which signifies safety to resident glaciologist Felicity Lloyd. Felicity lives in fear - fear that her ex-husband Freddie will find her, even out here. She took a job on this isolated island to hide from him, but now that he's out of prison, having served a term for murder, she knows he won't give up until he finds her. But a doctor delving into the background of Felicity and Freddie's relationship, back in Cambridge, learns that Felicity has been on the edge for a long time. Heading to South Georgia himself to try and get to her first is the only way he can think of to help her."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Junji Itō, Naomi Kokubo, Eric Erbes
Description: "Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie" --Cover.
Call Number: FIC Ito
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Andrew (Andrew David) MacDonald
Description: Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast, lives with her older brother, Gert. A victim of fetal alcohol syndrome, Zelda's life is best lived with some basic rules: A smile means "thank you for doing something small that I liked;" Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet. But sometimes the most important things don't fit on lists. When Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. It isn't long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Susannah Hoffman, Patricia Arquette, Lol Johnson, Kitty Glavin
Description: Yoga is a great way to teach children about relaxation, meditation, and peace - while having fun at the same time. Stretch into tree pose, bend into butterfly pose, learn how to make a mindfulness jar, and find out why and how we should stretch through a series of yoga poses and sequences. Children are guided through each pose, to make sure they achieve maximum fun and mindfulness in their yoga practice. Parents are given notes on each pose, to let them know what benefits it brings and how to stay safe. Supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult.
Call Number: J 613.7046 Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
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All The Murmuring Bones
Angela Slatter
FIC Sla
Oh Dear Silvia : A Novel
Dawn French
FIC Fre
Backwoods Witchcraft : Conjure & Folk Magic From Appalachia
Jake Richards, Starr Casas
133.43 Ric
South Riding ; An English Landscape
Winifred Holtby
FIC Hol
Before & After Getting Your Puppy : The Positive Approach To Raising A Happy, Healthy, & Well-behaved Dog
Ian Dunbar
636.7 Dun
Spoiler Alert A Novel
Olivia Dade, Isabelle Ruther, publishing company Harper Audio (Firm)
FIC Dad
Conversations With Friends : A Novel
Sally Rooney
FIC Roo
The Algebra Of Happiness : Notes On The Pursuit Of Success, Love, And Meaning
Scott Galloway
650.1 Gal
Death In The Clouds
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
The Mirror Season
Anna-Marie McLemore
YA FIC McL
Empire Of Sand By Tasha Suri.
Tasha Suri, Soneela Nankani
FIC Sur
The Remarkable Journey Of Coyote Sunrise Dan Gemeinhart.
Dan Gemeinhart, Khristine Hvam
J FIC Gem
It All Comes Back To You
Beth Duke
FIC Duk
The Split
S. J. Bolton
FIC Bol
Judgment Detox : Release The Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living A Better Life
Gabrielle Bernstein
158 Ber
Tomie
Junji Itō, Naomi Kokubo, Eric Erbes
FIC Ito
Love And Other Words Christina Lauren.
Christina Lauren, Erin Mallon
FIC Lau
When We Were Vikings : A Novel
Andrew (Andrew David) MacDonald
FIC Mac
Mediocre : The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male America
Ijeoma Oluo
305.31 Olu
Yoga For Kids
Susannah Hoffman, Patricia Arquette, Lol Johnson, Kitty Glavin
J 613.7046 Hof
Natalie Tan's Book Of Luck And Fortune
Roselle Lim
FIC Lim