July 2022 staff picks
Amee: Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman
A perfect, light romance fare for vacation, preferably at the beach, where you can relax for a few hours. After a devastating accident, Laura moves across the country for grad school. She finds herself again, friendship, and a new love. Waxman create characters with emotions, foibles, and uniqueness, basically human beings that you can relate too!
Let the Monster Out by Chad Lucas (juvenile fiction)
When Bones and his family move to a new town, some odd occurrences begin. Adults acting like zombies, friends having the same nightmares. Can Bones and his new friends figure out what is happening before everything gets worse? A good save the day mystery book with one of the best parts being the diversity in characters.
Dawn: These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner
A historical fiction book based on the author’s family memoirs. Inspiring account of
one woman’s journey across America’s frontier.
Karen: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth MacNeal
In 1860’s England, a young woman is sold to a circus.
Mary: The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan
Based on true events in war-time Britain. Three women refashion wedding dresses to lift the spirits of the home-front brides. From the author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.
The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey
A wedding veil ties four women together across generations with a connection to the Vanderbilt family and the Biltmore estate.
Megan: Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske (children’s)
Barnacle is really bored and every day is exactly the same. Until one day a colorful fish swims by him. Barnacle wants an exciting life like the fish. But is an exciting life better? Read and find out!
The Dutton’s fight to defend their ranch and way of life from an Indian reservation and land developers, as medical issues, political aspirations and deep secrets put strain on the family –Amazon. I enjoyed this so much I binged watched all four seasons in 2 weeks!