Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by SEgan on Fri, Apr 02
Popular science is an interpretation of science intended for a general audience. While science journalism focuses on recent scientific developments, popular science is more broad-ranging. These titles can open your mind to new worlds and areas of interest that you may have never thought of before. Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists.   Bones: Inside & Out by Roy A. Meals Find a copy in the catalog   A lively,...
Posted by BHanley on Fri, Mar 12
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is an enjoyable, feel-good and ultimately rewarding story with an important focus on mental health, personal identity, and relationships. Living in her hometown, Nora Seed is depressed but doesn’t know or understand it. She sees her life as a string of personal and professional failures. She’s made choices that have led to regrets and they eat at her daily. Nora takes drastic measures and [trigger warning] attempts suicide. She wakes in a sort-of...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Mar 02
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, March 1. There were 10 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Conundrum by Jan Morris The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary Force of Nature by Jane Harper Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker The Midnight Library by...
Posted by SEgan on Sat, Feb 27
Looking for a mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat or make you stay up all hours of the night to finish?  As all good detectives know, the hunt for the next good mystery/thriller can be overwhelming, so have a look at these newer titles. Interested in more Mystery/Thriller recommendations? Take a look at our This Just In: New Mystery and Thrillers for Fall book list, then check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists.   A Stranger at the Door by Jason...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Feb 22
If you love police procedural shows or crime detective novels, you will love these real life accounts of missing people, bizarre crimes, and decades long cover-ups. These true stories will keep you up at night and prove that sometimes real life is scarier than fiction. Looking for more true crime recommendations? Take a look at our True Crime Reads or The Art of the Heist book lists, then check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. The Killer’s Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Feb 02
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, February 1. There were 6 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story by Bess Kalb (audiobook recommended) The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow ...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 29
When you are short on time but still want to read a compelling narrative, short stories may be for you! From musings on life and death to comical tales of love and finding yourself, these short story collections are sure to captivate your attention, if only for a little while. Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy Find a copy in the catalog   In two-time O. Henry-prize winner Swamy's debut...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 22
Below you will find titles that explore race in America from different perspectives. From graphic novels to ethnographic studies to books that encourage conversation and discussion around issues of race and identity, these recently published books are sure to be of interest to people looking to expand their world view and develop a better understanding of the racial tensions in our country. Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. A...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 15
Fantasy books have the power to transport you to a world far away - where magic is real, monsters have stories to tell, and romance that will whisk you off your feet. With powerful and detailed world building, breathtaking magical beings, and enchanting new lands, these recently published fantasy books are certain to delight and amaze. Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas Find a...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 08
If you have shied away from biographies, autobiographies and memoirs for fear of them being too dry, we sympathize. It is a genre that is tough to measure up to thrills of reading a chilling thriller or mystery or even a historical fiction (or science fiction/ fantasy) that can carry you away to a different world. But biographies, autobiographies and memoirs can bring history to life and tell a story that is both compelling and dynamic. Interested in checking out  other biographies,...

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