EPL Staff Reads: July 2014

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyWe read mostly fiction and genre fiction in July, including quite a few Young Adult (YA) novels. One staffer in Young People’s Services immersed herself in children’s poetry. Enjoy!

ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner (FIC; Audio Book; Large Type) • I have seen this book at the top of many “beach reads” lists – as well it should be. It is about a mom who is having trouble balancing her “perfect” life: a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves… One day, while waiting in her doctor’s office, she happens upon a magazine quiz about addiction. Too many “yes” answers make her wonder if pills are too important in her life. Vicodin, after all, was prescribed by her own doctor. But that is just the beginning of her addiction. A very enjoyable book. I was sorry it had to end. ~ Debbie, Popular Materials

ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 4: ALL-DIFFERENT by Brian Michael Bendis (YA GN)

ASHESArchetype (ASHES TRILOGY, #1) by Ilsa Bick (YA FIC)

AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (FIC)

ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters (SF)

CYADOR’S HEIRS by L. E. Modesitt (FAN)

ELEGY FOR EDDIE by Jacqueline Winspear (MYS; Audio Book)

I’m reading GOD LESS AMERICA by Todd Starnes (323.442 S795), a book that I requested. The subtitle is REAL STORIES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE ATTACK ON TRADITIONAL VALUES. My sister-in-law read it first and told me every Christian should read it. I’m going a step further and saying everyone should read it!
~ Judi, Newspapers & Magazines

HADRIAN, LORD OF HOPE by Grace Burrowes (ROM)

MARS INC. THE BILLIONAIRE’S CLUB by Ben Bova (SF)

THE NIGHT GARDENER: A SCARY STORY by Jonathan Auxier (J FIC)

OTHERWISE ENGAGED by Amanda Quick (ROM)

PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama (YA FIC)Runner

RUNNER by Patrick Lee (FIC; Audio eBook; Large Type)

SKIN GAME by Jim Butcher (FAN; Audio Book)

VIXEN IN VELVET by Loretta Chase (PROM)

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart (YA FIC; YA Audio Book)

WHAT HAPPENS AT CHRISTMAS by Victoria Alexander (ROM; eBook; Audio Book)

WHEN DAY BREAKS by Maya Banks (PROM)

Series

TROUBLESHOOTERS  by Suzanne Brockmann (ROM; some in eBook & Audio Book formats)
TROUBLESHOOTERS in order at SuzanneBrockmann.com

Troubleshooters Breaking the RulesTroubleshooters Hot PursuitTroubleshooters Into the FireTroubleshooters Over the EdgeTroubleshooters Unsung Hero

 

 

 

 

Children’s Poetry

BUGS: POEMS ABOUT CREEPING THINGS by David L. Harrison (J 811.54 H318bu)

DOODLE DANDIES: POEMS THAT TAKE SHAPE by J. Patrick Lewis (J 811.54 L674d)

FREEDOM LIKE SUNLIGHT: PRAISESONGS FOR BLACK AMERICANS by J. Patrick Lewis
(J 811.54 L674fr)

THE GREAT MIGRATION: JOURNEY TO THE NORTH by Eloise Greenfield (811.54 G812g)

THE ICE CREAM STORE: POEMSOld Elm Speaks by Dennis Lee (J 811.54 L477)

THE MOUSE WAS OUT AT RECESS by David Harrison
(J 811.54 H318m)

OLD ELM SPEAKS: TREE POEMS by Kristine O’Connell George
(J 811.54 G348o)

PIECES: A YEAR IN POEMS & QUILTS by Anna Grossnickle Hines
(J 811.54 H662)

POCKETFUL OF POEMS by Nikki Grimes (J 811.54 G862p)

THERE ONCE WAS A VERY ODD SCHOOL AND OTHER LUNCHBOX LIMERICKS by Stephen Krensky (J 811.54 K92)

TOOTS THE CAT by Karla Kuskin (J 811.54 K97to)

VACATION: WE’RE GOING TO THE OCEAN by David L. Harrison (J 811.54 H318v)

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