Your Library Curated: Best New Books

Here are some mini-reviews of the best new books at your  library:

  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero:  This is the story about the kids from Scooby-Doo all grown-up.  While this sounds like a bit of a silly idea, it is well-executed with some dark undertones.

meddling kids

woolly

  • The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota:  This is a book that challenges its readers to step into the shoes of another–in this case, take a walk in the lives of Indian migrants in Britain.

year of the runaways

  • Defectors by Joseph Kanon:  This is a wonderful thriller and spy novel that is set in the early 1950s during the Red Scare. It was so gripping that it only took me about a day to get through it.

defectors

  • The Child by Fiona Barton:  The author’s previous book, The Widow, centers around a cold case–this book does as well, only this time, it involves the murder of a newborn. There’s a huge twist at the end that will leave you thinking about this book for some time to come.

child

  • The Force by Don Winslow:  This quote from NPR was so wonderful that I have to use it.  “An instant classic, an epic, a…Wagner opera with a full cast and buckets of blood and smack and Jameson whiskey.”  If that doesn’t sound awesome to you, then I don’t what to tell you.

force

  • Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong (e-book):  A book about dementia that’s sweet (but not too sweet) and relatable. goodbye vitamin
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (e-book):  Goss is drawing from Robert Louis Stevenson, H. G. Wells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mary Shelley in this story of friendship and history. Rather than being derivative, it’s actually quite insightful.

strange case

do not become alarmed

  • The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman:  This book is a testament to the power of reading.  Literature vs. video games–who will win?

chalk artist

  • Theft by Finding by David Sedaris:  For fans of David Sedaris, this is like a glimpse into his mind–an all-at-once shocking and amazing place.

theft by finding

  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn:  A suspenseful read full of pain, but also hope.

alice network

  • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (e-book):  If you like paranormal romance, then this book is for you.  There are changelings, humans, and a race called Psy who ward off all emotions.

silver silence

lost and found sisters

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