October 2017 Staff Picks

September 28, 2017

Susan: Sworn Virgin by Kristopher Dukes, 1910 Albania: Eleanora takes an oath to remain a virgin for the rest of her life -- a tradition that gives her the right to live as a man never to marry. Breaking the oath by falling in love risks her life.  50 Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford.

Magazines: Archaeology, BBC Science Focus, National Geographic Traveler & Sojourners.

 

Mary: How to Find Love in a Bookstore by Veronica Henry; browsing quilting books.

 

Megan: Hedgehugs: Autumn Hide-and-Squeak by Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper.  An adorable  story about two hedgehog friends and what they do in Autumn.  Duck & Goose Honk! Quack! Boo! By Tad Hills, if you love Duck and Goose you will love this cute
Halloween story!

 

Karen: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt.  After the Murder of Lizzie Bordon’s parents each member of the household narrates their story.  Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins continuing adventures of Bruce and his geese. 

 

 

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November 27, 2018

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Amee: This month was a good reading month for me. I read Charlaine Harris’ new book An Easy Death
It is a news series, part western, part fantasy, and set in the world very different from our own.

I also read Michael Connelly’s new book, Dark Sacred Night. In this book, Connelly combines his famous
longtime character Harry Bosch with his newest series main character, Renee Ballard to create an engrossing police procedural mystery. And last but not least, I am listening to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins through the Ohio Digital Library. I loved reading the series and of course, enjoyed watching the movies, but listening to the book is just as engaging.

Karen:  Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp, it’s adorable and sweet.  Far cry from the book I read last month, on poison.

Mary:  Vendetta by Iris Johansen, The New Essentials cookbook : a modern guide to better cooking by America's Test Kitchen, Delish: 275+ amazing recipes & ideas, assorted quilting and craft b...

October 26, 2018

Amee: My staff pick this month is a debut novel by Christina Dalcher, titled Vox. The US government has been taken over by a ultraconservative movement. The government now limits women to speaking a 100 words in a day. The whole dynamic of the US changes with the subversion of half of the population. The government party strictly controls all members of the population. However, there is a small underground faction attempting to subvert the government and prevent their plan to expand control throughout the world. 

Karen: Royal Art of Poison: A History of Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine and Murder Most Foul, by Eleanor Herman. 

Mary:  The Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux, Deverauz makes her debut in the world of mystery with a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and in improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences.   The Book of Books celebrates America's 100 best-loved novels-the books whose ideas, characters, and...