Staff Picks: My Oxford Year

November 8, 2018

Kristin, a member of the library's Relief team, recently enjoyed My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan, which she describes as "a sweet debut novel of self-discovery and first love."

Staff Picks: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

October 25, 2018

Marg Wood recently enjoyed the recent bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, which she describes as a "truly powerful, heartwrenching story of endurance." Here is her review:

Goodreads users will want to check out this handy tool!

October 18, 2018

As a Goodreads browser you are probably used to discovering all sorts of great new books to read but if you have ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to know whether a book you are coveting is available at the library, read ahead...

Staff Picks: The Other Woman

October 17, 2018

Marg is big into thrillers. One of her recent favorites is The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, a fast-paced and twisty domestic thriller. Here is here review:

Read-alikes for popular books

October 16, 2018

There have been plenty of BIG books this year; that is, books so popular that it is difficult to keep up with demand. While some of the titles featured below have cooled off a bit in recent months, they still have plenty of readers raving about them. Read ahead to find out if any of your 2018 favorites have made the list, and consider trying another book that shares many of the same themes or reading appeals.

The Snap Controversy

October 10, 2018

This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist included some surprises.

What I've Been Reading

October 8, 2018

Like a lot of bookworms I usually have more than one (or two or three…) books on the go at any given time. Usually this means a novel, a non-fiction title, and an audiobook or two. Take a metaphorical peek over my shoulder and read further to learn what books I’m enjoying now.

Staff Picks: Starlight

October 4, 2018

Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordination, recently enjoyed Starlight, the final novel of the late Canadian novelist Richard Wagamese. Here is her mini review:

Help from non-self help

October 4, 2018

I don’t generally read a lot of self-help, but I do read a lot of non-fiction titles that just so happen to have lessons that can be applied to everyday life. The following are some books that are not technically self-help (except for one!) but will be helpful to the reader nonetheless!

Staff Picks: The Beauty of Darkness

September 26, 2018

Kristin loved Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles series -- especially this final book in the series! Here is her review of The Beauty of Darkness:

In The Beauty of Darkness, Mary E. Pearson has given us a thrilling conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Remnant Chronicles! I have been in love with this series and the unforgettable characters found within ever since I read the first book. Now with the first and second installments behind us, the author has given us one final book to wrap up this fantastic trilogy.