The NeighborsMore Staff Picks +
The Neighbors is a picture book about a young girl who lives on the 7th floor of an apartment building. As she climbs the stairs each day, she imagines the lives of each apartment's occupants by looking at the decorations outside the doors. Her imagination is full of detail and the illustrations prove it! This was a very fun book.
Daughters of the BrideMore Staff Picks +
While getting mom ready for her late-in-life wedding, three daughters go through personal decisions on their own romantic relationships. Divorce, broken engagements and low self esteem all are stumbling blocks to "happy ever after." And then there are the family secrets that are never talked about, until relationships come to a boil. The book includes a few recipes in the back for foods with "Drunken Red-nosed Honeybee" honey.
Best of My LoveMore Staff Picks +
When you have been hurt one too many times, it is hard to build trust and find love. How do you overcome this problem? You go into a male/female "FRIENDSHIP" with a promise of keeping it a friendship! Does it work - Yes; Does it stay a friendship only - No! The setting is in California, and the blend of tasty bakery pastries, a dog and some outdoor adventures turn this friendship into romance.
Once upon a wineMore Staff Picks +
Romance is in the Delaware air, for mom and for her two daughters. In a "bucket list" decision by mom, a winery is bought, though none of them knows a thing about growing grapes. But their bumbling at it doesn't stop them from becoming a success. Strawberries, and grapes, and rusty old tractor all help the romances grow.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas BookstoreMore Staff Picks +
How does the suicide of a homeless man in a bookstore connect with the horror of being a child hiding in a home mass murder? This author weaves these two events together in small steps that keep you guessing until the final chapter!
The Lies of Locke LamoraMore Staff Picks +
An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.
Killing CommendatoreMore Staff Picks +
Haruki Murakami's newest work focuses on a recently divorced portrait painter and the set of odd circumstances he inadvertently becomes entwined in. The discovery of an unknown painting in his attic begins a journey involving a mysterious neighbor, a mystical pit, and the physical embodiment of an Idea. Follow along as the commonplace and the supernatural weave a unique tale that pushes the bounds of what is real and what is unreal.
All Systems RedMore Staff Picks +
All Systems Red is the first book in the Science Fiction series Murderbot Diaries. The protagonist and narrator is an apathetic security cyborg that hacked its own behavioral controls so it can watch too much TV instead of interacting with humans (which it finds boring and annoying). A fun sci-fi mystery with memorable characters.
Fifth SeasonMore Staff Picks +
Fifth Season is the first book in an amazing series. While many fantasy books are content to recycle the same pseudo-medieval archetypes, Jemisin builds a world unlike anything I have read before. The dark and dystopian story feels very fresh and relevant, offering plenty to think about.
The Ghost Army of World War IIMore Staff Picks +
This book details the formation of an American special deception unit in WWII. Using inflatable tanks, fake radio transmissions and a specialized collection of sound effects, the men (mostly artists) of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops deceived the Germans regarding American troop strength and position.