Earthings, a novel by Sayaka Murata is the second title translated from Japanese to English by the author. Convenience Store Woman, (the other title) has the similar tone and ease of readability as Earthlings, however, Earthlings explores …Read More
This book is one of the most unusual works of literature that I have ever read. There are multiple layers to unpack, while reading. It explores not only what it would be like to be involved in an alien “abduction” …Read More
I have known about Kanopy for awhile, as a video streaming service, and I am actually SO EXCITED that we are now to our patrons it at the library!
If you have used Hoopla before, this is a similar model …Read More
Have you been wishing to escape away into a magical fantasy land lately? I know I have.
J.K. Rowling has launched a movement called Harry Potter at Home, making the series far more accessible to everyone as we navigate …Read More
Do you like mediaeval-esque kingdoms, sorcerers, dragons, and a varied assortment of intriguing characters? Morgan Rice’s Realm of Dragons is the first installment in a series that is likely to become a sprawling fantasy epic. The book drops in on …Read More
The Grace Year, by Kim Liggett is an eerie look into a fictional cult-like society where young women are thought to gain a wicked magic when they reach womanhood.
When a girl turns 16, the entirety of her future …Read More
Circe, by Madeline Miller is unlike any book I’ve ever read.
As mortals, grasping the feeling of the languid drudgery of living on and on for thousands of years seems inconceivable. Nevertheless, somehow, Miller gives us a taste of …Read More
As a longtime Muse fan, I have high expectations for each new release. The thing that stands out about this band is their originality in sound and unique subject matter. While some of their songs can be the typical cliché …Read More
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld begins a new series based in the same universe as his most popular work: The Uglies series. Where Uglies begins in a seemingly idyllic setting, Impostors takes place after the wool has been removed from the …Read More
Sarah Henning’s debut novel, Sea Witch, is different from most fairy tale inspired young adult novels. It’s a unique telling of an origin story of the Sea Witch from Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid.…Read More
Are you interested in changing up your garden, but are not sure where to start? Grow something Different illustrates how to grow fun and unique fruits and vegetables without fear. This is not your typical grocery store produce. The book …Read More
Annihilation is truly singular science fiction novel that uses description and perspective to make the reader feel as bewildered and fascinated with the landscape as does its first person narrator. The setting is that of an inexplicably altered piece of …Read More
Robert Plant continually manages to change up the sound of his music without compromising quality. While he may not have the vocal range he once did, it does not detract from this album.
Longtime fans of Plant will not be …Read More
For over 12,000 years, humans have been farming.
Today we have access to thousands of varieties of useful, life sustaining plants that exist only because farmers and gardeners have grown them, saved the seeds, and grown them again. Our favorite …Read More
Naturalist Sy Montgomery chronicles science’s growing recognition of the unique intelligence of the Giant Pacific Octopus.
When kept in captivity, the octopus needs to be kept occupied through puzzles and other complex entertainment. If they become bored, they will stop …Read More
Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, The Hundred-Foot Journey tells its coming-of-age story from the perspective of a young Indian man named Hassan.
He and his family leave the U.K in search of a new life. When …Read More
Taking place in a futuristic Beijing, sixteen-year-old cyborg Cinder supports her lazy step-family by working as a mechanic at the town marketplace. Cinder finds herself in unusual circumstances when the prince of New Beijing comes to her market stand, desperately …Read More
“Is there enough energy to move the entire current human population off-planet?”
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe is an insightful and intelligent book that takes the question “What if?” to an …Read More
“I didn’t know what was Good or Wicked anymore. All I knew was what was right.”
Dorothy Must Die is a dark fantasy written by Danielle Paige, derived from the classic story, The Wizard of Oz, by …Read More
The young adult novel, Man Made Boy tells a tale of trolls and nymphs, robots and dragons, living throughout the United States, and having to hide from the non-magical public. The story looks from the point of view of 17-year-old …Read More