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Here we will post our musings on a wide variety of titles. You can comment on our posts and find the titles in our catalog.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is fantastic!  It takes place during the 1980s so I can relate to a lot of the cultural references.  The main characters are four private school teenagers (three are rich and one is there on scholarship).  It‘s easy to feel like you’re one of them as they eat [...]

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

Hailimi Bristol is a gunrunner on the spaceship Sophie. Hailimi, called Hail, does what gunrunners typically do, and she does it in a daring and clever gunrunner way. She’s smart, sassy, bold, and can fight and shoot with the best of them. Life changes, however, when someone tries to kill her. Before they can finish [...]

Revolver by Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski’s  Revolver follows the Walczak family (especially those who serve as police officers) during 3 distinct time periods: 1965, 1995, and 2015.  The setting is Philadelphia – particularly the working class and poorer areas of the city.  In 1965 there were quite a few race riots and officer Stan Walczak’s partner is hurt on [...]

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

More than twenty years ago, beautiful nineteen year-old Julia Scott disappears into the night, never to be seen again. With no clues and no body, the mystery of what happened to her haunts her family still. Her two remaining sisters, Clare and Lydia, are estranged; Clare is married and rich, and Lydia is poor with [...]

False Hearts by Laura Lam

Tila and Taema are born with one heart–conjoined twins living in a cult which bans technology after 1969. Tila, the bold one. Taema, the meek one. Both are very, very clever. When the twins discover the medical miracles of the outside world, they plot their escape. Once free, they are separated, able to live apart [...]

Finale by Thomas Mallon

With the interest in all things 80s these days, Finale by Thomas Mallon should be an extremely popular read.  A fictionalized account of the Reagan years, it’s got all the players – the Reagans, Moynihan, O’Neill, Dole, Iran-Contra, perestroika, Just say No, etc., etc.  Always a political junkie, I really, really enjoyed this book.  Geez, [...]

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Lo Blacklock is looking forward to her next writing assignment as a travel journalist. She is to be a guest aboard the Aurora, a luxury ship with only room for a few select passengers. But before she can leave on her trip, her life is threatened by a home invasion and she has a huge [...]

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Another classic tale of poor peasant vs royalty or is that the case at all? Recently I finished reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. A fellow circulation co-worker highly recommended this book since we had both liked the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. Living in a world where your blood color dictates your social [...]

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

If I start a new series and I love book 1, I am often wary of book 2. So often, authors really didn’t plan out their characters or their world well enough to make the second book as good or better than the first. Oftentimes, the second book feels like filler as we wait for [...]

Little Robot & Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

I have discovered a treasure, and this type of treasure only gets more valuable with the sharing. What treasure, you ask? Clearly, it is not a winning lottery ticket, because would already be living in Hawaii and I certainly would not share. This treasure is an author and illustrator. His name? Ben Hatke, and he [...]

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