Your Library Curated: Best New Books

After a week-long hiatus, we’re back!  Here are some of the best new books at your library.  This time, we’re focusing on e-books and e-audiobooks. If you’ve never used library e-books or e-audiobooks (and you’re interested in doing so), talk to a librarian today!

  • Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession (e-book) by Alison Weir:  I feel like I’ve researched everything there is to know about Anne Boleyn. This book was a breath of fresh air because it fictionalizes the drama of this era. Weir also writes non-fiction books about the English royals, so she knows her stuff.

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  • Black Mad Wheel (e-audiobook) by Josh Malerman:  What I enjoyed the most about this book was Malerman’s prose.  He’s very sparing in the use of his words, so in this way, they really pack a punch.  This is a book by a musician–about musicians.  A rock band is asked to investigate a strange sound in the Namib Desert of Africa during the early Cold War. What goes down during their mission isn’t quite clear at first, but I will tell you that the main character ends up in the hospital.

black mad wheel

  • The Heirs (e-book and e-audiobook) by Susan Rieger:  A wealthy and powerful (and also dying) man is about to leave his five sons (and wife) without a father/husband.  He may have also left a mistress along with other children. Read this for some high-brow drama. heirs
  •   Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable (e-book) by William Shatner and Jeff Rovin:  If you enjoy casually reading about horses, then this is the book for you.  It’s clear that the author has a deep passion for the creatures while reading this book. Even though I think he could have used a better editor, it’s still fun to read the meandering thoughts of William Shatner.    spirit of the horse
  •  White Fur (e-book) by Jardine Libaire:  People fall in love, make money and die in New York City in the 1980s.  What’s not to love?  Joking aside, this book was painful to read because it left nothing left unsaid. It’s beautiful and smart and I loved it. white fur
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