From My Library – Staff Blog

What Should I Read Next?
The Bookseller by Mark Pryor

#4 in our new regular feature that offers up staff-selected recommendations for your consideration.
Are you in to mysteries? Are you always on the lookout for a new series? With a handsome detective…and romantic settings? I just read the first Hugo Marston novel, The Bookseller by Mark Pryor and I loved it. Taking place in Paris (what could be bad with that?) Hugo works for the US Embassy in security but his other interests lead to murder, romance, intrigue and more. Whether walking the streets of Paris or at dinner parties at a Counts’ house, Hugo and his cohorts kept the story going to the very end. And there are more Hugo Marston novels. I asked our librarian, Mandy Richards to inter-library loan (ILL), the next book for me and I can’t wait to read it. I wonder where Hugo will be taking me next?

What Should I Read Next?
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

#3 in our new regular feature that offers up staff-selected recommendations for your consideration.

boyisbackThis week, I’d like to suggest a fun light-hearted novel, The Boy is Back, by Meg Cabot. Similar to Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible, this story is about children returning to help their aging parents and who along the way discover love. The story is told entirely through texts, emails, and journal entries and will keep you reading until the end.

Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance. Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents. Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down.

Mandy Richards, Adult Services Librarian

What Should I Read Next?
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Here’s the second entry in our new regular feature that will offer up some staff selected recommendations on books for you to consider.

I always look forward to a new book from Ann Patchett. Since reading Bel Canto and State of Wonder she has become a favorite author of mine. So needless to say that when I noticed a new book coming I put my name on the request list. And it didn’t disappoint: Commonwealth is a wonderful book.commonwealth

Commonwealth is the story of a kiss, a look in the eye, a parting of ways, and a life time of family. What happens to the family, over five decades, is the story and each character has a chance to explain their part. But whose story is it to tell? And, if you decide to tell the story, might you make others angry? These two families, divided or together, share a bond that is both fascinating and illuminating

Can I recommend this book? Yes, I can! And I am looking forward to the next book from Ann Patchett.

Nancy Kipping