Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite upcoming books. Whichever books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get these sure-to-be popular books as soon as possible after they're released.
I hope you enjoyed, The Bear by Andrew Krivak, the first selection for our new Facebook Book Club. If you did, hopefully you'll also like something from this list of books that, like The Bear, explore themes of nature, grief, and facing tragedy with decency and goodness. Head over to the group to find out what January's book will be and join in on our community conversations.
First awarded in 2016 with the overt purpose of becoming a "Nobel prize for philosophy" the Berggruen Prize is a million dollar award given each year to a significant individual in the field of philosophy.
Meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady series. Most recently, he has found acclaim with his memoir Hey, Kiddo, about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.
In the new graphic novel from horror writer (and son of Stephen King) Joe Hill and artist Leomacs, it's the end of the summer and June Branch is visiting Brody Island to meet up with her boyfriend, Liam. Liam has spent the season on the island interning with the police department. He's been taken in by Chief Clausen, famous for his museum quality collection of Viking artifacts.
"The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide."
The cleric and historian Chih is sent record the happenings in the court of the new Empress when the news breaks that Lake Scarlet, a location forbidden to visit by In-Yo, the previous Empress, is now open to visitors. Chih cannot resist the chance to explore the lake country where In-Yo war exiled after her reign.
Hooray for cosplay! Dressing up allows us to wear our fandom with pride and to express ourselves however we wish. These books all focus on costuming and feature characters who know how important cosplayers are.
December 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Bill Gates Recommends Five Good Books for a Lousy Year
A couple of times a year, Microsoft founder and noted bibliophile Bill Gates makes a list of his favorite recent reads. This time, Gates says "In a year like this, sometimes you want to go deep on a tough issue. Other times you need a break."
Based on the novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things started streaming on Netflix this week. After an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.
If you read Charles Yu's National Book Award winning Interior Chinatown and need something similar or if you're on the hold list and you're looking for something to tide you over until it arrives, here's a few read-a-likes we hope you'll love.
December 18, 2020 | Comments Off on No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram Named Business Book of the Year
No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier has been named the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. In the book, Sarah Frier, an award-winning journalist, tells the story behind the pictures - of Instagram.
Primarily known for her books of social commentary and feminist essays and her opinion contributions to the New York Times, Roxane Gay's writing career has actually been very diverse. From novels and short stories, all the way to comics.