New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson (Paperback)

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning (the latest in the Fever series) (Hardback)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness by Todd Rose (Hardback)

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury (Paperback)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

Four by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Paperback)

Sanctuary Bay by Laura Burns

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo (Hardback)

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant (Paperback)

Humphrey’s School Fair Surprise by Betty G. Birney (Paperback)

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Hardback)

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard (Paperback Novella)

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken (Hardback)

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran (Paperback)

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen (Paperback)

Catfulness: The Path to Inner Peace by Susanna Geoghegan (Hardback)

Dogfulness: The Path to Inner Peace by Susanna Geoghegan (Hardback)

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein (Hardback)

Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly (Paperback)

 

Top Reads of 2015

Here are our staff’s top reads for 2015:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Faceoff edited by David Baldacci

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 

By Book or By Crook

By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates is the first in the Lighthouse Library series. This is a fabulous beginning to this series for any book lover or cozy mystery enthusiast. Lucy is very excited to be hired as the new librarian for the Outer Banks and is hoping it is exactly the escape from Boston she needs. However, her new job is off to a rocky beginning when the chair of the library board is found murdered and a priceless Jane Austen novel has gone missing. Now Lucy is finding herself right in the middle of the investigation.

The setting of Bodie Island and the lighthouse is wonderful. You can visualize how beautiful the inside of the lighthouse must be. I also enjoyed all of the characters. Lucy is smart and doesn’t do the typical, “I know I shouldn’t go in there” routine that occasionally happens in cozy mysteries. I am excited to see how the characters progress. All of the them have potential to really develop and grow as we continue our library journey. The books in this mystery are amazing. I loved how the entire community embraces the Austen collection and becomes fans. This is a fun and cute series to start if you are looking for something that isn’t a cooking or knitting cozy. Although I think fiction fans might enjoy this story. It is very much a character driven tale.

Dear Mr. You

Mary-Louise Parker’s memoir Dear Mr. You is a uniquely written book that tells about her life through letters.  The letters are all written to the men who have impacted her life or helped create the person that she has become. Some of the letters are to real people that she knows, but others are to strangers she has passed on the street or even hypothetical men from her mind.  Parker’s writing is simple, yet elegant and wholly enlightening as to who she is.  The letters create such an intimate look of Parker that you can’t help but feel connected to her.  This writing style is engaging and entertaining to read, creating an excellent book for her fans as well as non-fiction readers.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke (Hardback)

Give up the Ghost by Juliet Blackwell (the latest in the Haunted Home Renovation series) (Paperback)

Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves (the latest featuring Vera Stanhope) (Hardback)

One Step Too Far by by Tina Seskis (Paperback)

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton (Paperback)

The Seafront Tearoom by Vanessa Greene (Paperback)

The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos (Paperback)

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton (Paperback)

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (Paperback)

Rise of Titans by Kate O’Hearn (the latest in the Pegasus series) (Hardback)

Island of Shipwrecks by Lisa McMann (Paperback)

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

UNFORGIVEN by Kate Lauren (the latest in the Fallen series) (Hardback)

SOUNDLESS by Richelle Mead (Hardback)

DANGEROUS LIES by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hardback)

BLACK ICE by Becca Fitzpatrick (Paperback)

TRIPLE MOON by Melissa de la Cruz (Hardback)

THE LOST by James Patterson (Paperback)

THE PROMISE by Robert Crais (the latest Elvis Cole novel)

DEAR MR. YOU by Mary-Louise Parker

MAKE ‘EM LAUGH by Debbie Reynolds

THE WILD SWAN: AND OTHER TALES by Michael Cunningham

AT THE WATER’S EDGE by Sara Gruen (Paperback)

RUFFLECLAW by Cornelia Funke

MAX HELSING AND THE THIRTEENTH CURSE by Curtis Jobling