Check out the list below of the books we’re reading here at the library. Click the highlighted titles for a link to our catalog listing to reserve your copy.
Fans of audiobooks know that the reader matters. For J. Ryan Stradal’s novel Kitchens of the great Midwest, readers Amy Ryan and Michael Stuhlbarg raise the book from good to great! Stradal introduces Eva Thorvald, and her culinary journey from adolescent foodie to star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club. Eva’s story is told through the family, friends, and the wide variety of ingredients that have been a part of her life–from Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros. Readers Ryan and Stuhlbarg fully embrace the accents of the Midwest, creating a good story—wonderfully told. — Janice
Pax by Sara Pennypacker is a great childrens chapter book. Peter rescued a defenseless fox kit whom he named Pax. The boy and Pax bonded and became inseparable. Then Peter’s father enlisted in the Military and Peter was forced to release Pax out into the woods far from home. Peter ‘s father dropped Peter off at his grandfather’s house to reside. Peter sneaks off to find his beloved pet, Pax. Meanwhile, Pax is learning how to survive in wild. — Lisa
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Check out this modern classic in preparation for the upcoming movie. The story follows the unconventional love story of Will Traynor, former business whiz kid and London socialite, and his caregiver, Louisa. After suffering an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, Will begins contemplating suicide. Is Louisa’s love and determination to see him live enough to change Will’s mind?
After You by Jojo Moyes — The sequel to Me Before You picks up approximately 18 months after the end of the last book. This book follows Louisa as she tries to live the life Will challenged her to live, plan her future, and find peace with after the heartbreaking conclusion of Me Before You. –Jennifer