Staff Picks: A Shared Secret

July 15, 2021

Karen recently enjoyed A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan, a "sweet family story" about adoption for school-age kids. 

Staff Picks: A Town Called Solace

July 14, 2021

Chantell recently enjoyed A Town Called Solace written by Mary Lawson, "a compelling and lifelike story that was a delight to read". Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Royal Governess

July 14, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden, a richly detailed historical novel about the childhood of Queen Elizabeth II told from the perspective of her governess. Here's Kristin's review:

Staff Pick: Accidentally Engaged

July 9, 2021

Patricia recently enjoyed Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron, a witty romance that combines food and family drama. Here is her review:

Accidentally Engaged offers a funny look at arranged marriage, family over-involvement, and online cooking shows. Reena and Nadim meet on the stairs of their apartment building and there is an instant attraction. For Reena it is Nadim’s British accent and great body. For Nadim it is Reena’s curly hair and the smell of the bread she bakes.

Staff Pick: We Are Inevitable

June 25, 2021

Coleen recently enjoyed We Are Inevitable, the latest book by bestselling YA author Gayle Foreman. Check out her review:

The siren call of a bookstore theme drew me to We Are Inevitable, a Young Adult tale that talks about books (obviously), interspersed with themes of grief and addiction.

Staff Pick: The Forest of Stolen Girls

June 18, 2021

Jennifer recently enjoyed this atmospheric historical Young Adult mystery set in 15th Century Korea. Here is her review:

This atmospheric historical mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea (early 1400s) is about a teen who returns home to pick up the trail after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women. It transports readers to 15th century Korea to unravel a compelling mystery that interweaves the real dangers that Korean women faced at the time.

Staff Pick: Red, White & Royal Blue

June 9, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue, a charming LGBTQ rom-com that finds America's First Son falling for the Prince of Wales. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: We Begin at the End

June 1, 2021

Marg recently enjoyed We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, a emotionally-charged, character-drive drama starring a thirteen-year-old outlaw. Here is her review:

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is an emotionally charged drama which is part mystery/thriller and part coming of age tale full of heart, soul, and humor.

Staff Pick: Empire of Wild

May 20, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed Empire of Wild, a compelling genre-bending novel by Governor General Literary Award winner Cherie Dimaline. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: Crossroads

May 14, 2021

Kelly recently read Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco by Kaleb Dahlgren, a "stunning book from one of the thirteen survivors of the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash that killed sixteen in 2018". She describes it as "an incredible book of survival, recovery, and resilience from a horrific tragedy." Here is her full review: