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

 

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Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight  is a gripping tale about a suburban town and the death of a newborn.  Molly Sanderson retreated to Ridgedale in order to heal from the loss of her child.  She never once imagined that she would be the journalist covering the murder of a newborn baby.  Yet, now that she has this break she is determined to follow through and find out what this small town is really hiding.

I loved this book (although I should also mention that I also loved Reconstructing Amelia).  McCreight does an amazing job of  weaving other forms of writing into her novels, for this book she created the newspaper’s website.  Adding in the website allowed the reader to get a better understanding of the town and gives the story a unique twist.  Additionally, this story is told through three different women, which really gives you a larger picture of the overall plot and also made you want to try to piece everything together.  A great psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns and small town drama.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (Hardback)

Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert (Paperback)

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Paperback)

The Opposite of Loneliness:  Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan (Paperback)

Just One Day Collection by Gayle Forman (Contains Just One Day, Just One Year, and Just one Night) (Paperback)

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin (Hardback)

All the Rage by Courtney Summers (Hardback)

ACID by Emma Pass (Paperback)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (Paperback)

Ellie’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron (Hardback)

Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem by Roald Dahl (Paperback)

Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum (Hardback)

Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali (Hardback)