Book Review List

Book Reviews with the Colchester Sun

The library has been working with the Colchester Sun to publish a series of weekly book reviews. The reviews are short (between 100-180 words), and cover books that are new and old, fiction and non, adult and childrens. Below is the list of books that have been reviewed so far. Updated 11/30/2018.

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  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • 11 Practice Tests for the SAT by The Princeton Review
  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
  • 47 by Walter Mosley
  • 50 Hikes in Vermont by the Green Mountain Club
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • 101 Places Not to See Before You Die by Catherine Price
  • 1776 by David McCullough
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  • Abbatoir Blues by Peter Robinson
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Abundance by Annie Dillard
  • Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan
  • The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Acqua Alta by Donna Leon (Ann)
  • The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher by Jessica Lawson
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • After Eli by Rebecca Rupp
  • After the Fall by Dan Santat
  • After the Storm by Linda Castillo
  • Alchemy and Meggy Swan by Karen Chusman
  • Aliens are Coming by Meghan McCarthy
  • All the Answers by Kate Messner
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
  • All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
  • All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
  • Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
  • *American Panda by Gloria Chao (Kelsey)
  • *Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (Kelly)
  • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time Beth Moon
  • Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, & Wonderful Foods by Andrew Zimmern
  • Andy Warhol by Claudia Kalb
  • Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
  • Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  • Animals: Facts at Your Fingertips by various
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Annihilation by Jeff Van Der Meer
  • The Annotated H. P. Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by S. T. Joshi
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen
  • Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Aristotle & Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • The Artist's Library by Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer
  • The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
  • Ask the Passengers by A. S. King
  • As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol I by M. T. Anderson
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
  • The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • Audacity by Melanie Crowder
  • Augustus by John Williams
  • Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie and Beth Lo
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
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  • Bandette vol. 1 Presto! By Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern and Boris Kulikov
  • * Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel by Michael Gerber (Kelsey)
  • The Basic Writings of C. J. Jung by Carl Gustav Jung
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
  • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
  • Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett
  • Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
  • Bear Has a Story to Tell by Phillip Stead
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
  • Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • The Beavers of Popple's Pond by Patti Smith
  • Because I Said So! by Ken Jennings
  • The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs
  • Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • Being a Teen by Jane Fonda
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Between Them by Richard Ford
  • Beyond the Deepwoods by Chris Riddell
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Bibliocraft by Jessica Pigza
  • Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
  • Blackout by John Rocco
  • Blacksad by Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
  • Blood & Beauty: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant
  • Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel by Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Blueprint of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot
  • *Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (Pam)
  • Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
  • Book of Nature Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis
  • The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower by P. J. Lynch
  • The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman
  • Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  • Brave Irene by William Steig
  • Breakthrough! by Jim Murphy
  • Brief Thief by Michael Escoffier
  • Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine Paterson and Pamela Dalton
  • Brush Back by Sara Paretsky
  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  • Buffalo Bill's Dead Now by Margaret Coel
  • Buildings in Disguise by Joan Marie Arbogast
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  • *Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr (Kat)
  • Burning Marguerite by Elizabeth Inness-Brown
  • Butter by Erin Jade Lange
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  • Caliban's War by James S. A. Corey
  • California by Edan Lepucki
  • The Call by Yannick Murphy
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  • The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
  • Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet by Alexandra Siy
  • Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • A Casualty of War by Charles Todd
  • Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett
  • Catching Lightning in a Bottle by Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.
  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  • Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
  • Cell by Stephen King
  • The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks
  • The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths
  • Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman
  • Changing Light by Nora Gallager
  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • Charlatan by Pope Brock
  • *Charlotte's Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer's Field by Erin Rounds (Kelly)
  • Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  • Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
  • Chasing Down Secrets by Katie Matthews
  • The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
  • Chowder by Peter Brown
  • Chronic City by Jeremy Lethem
  • Cinder by Melissa Meyer
  • *Circe by Madeline Miller (Kat)
  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
  • The City and the City by China Mieville
  • City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen
  • City of Orphans by Avi
  • City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • City of Thieves by Benioff
  • A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  • Cliff Walking by Stephen Russell Payne
  • Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky and Isabelle Arsenault
  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
  • A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton
  • Color Lab for mixed media artists by Deborah Forman
  • The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
  • Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte
  • Cooking from the Farmers' Market by Jodi Liano and Tasha De Serio
  • Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals by Pam Anderson
  • Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Country Living Smart Storage Solutions by Valerie Rains
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
  • Cover by Peter Mendelsund
  • Craft Fail by Heather Mann
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Cross-Sections Castle, by Stephen Biesty
  • Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
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  • Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
  • Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
  • A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell
  • The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  • The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
  • The Darwin Awards: Next Evolution by Wendy Northcutt
  • *The Day of the Dead by Nicci French (Susan)
  • Dear Committee Members: A Novel by Julie Schumacher
  • Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
  • *Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson (Kelly)
  • Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton
  • The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
  • Death on Blackheath by Anne Perry
  • Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago
  • Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward
  • Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  • The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • Diana’s Altar by Barbara Cleverly
  • Diary of a Baby Wombat by Jackie French
  • The Dinner by Herman Koch
  • *The Disappeared by C.J. Box (Susan)
  • Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Does It Fart? The Definitive Guide to Animal Flatulence by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
  • Dogs are People Too: A Collection of Cartoons to Make your Tail Wag by Dave Coverly
  • The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
  • The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
  • Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  • Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart, Illustrated by Lisel Ashlock
  • Down A Dark Road by Linda Castillo
  • Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Christin O’Keefe Aptowicz
    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin
  • Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Dull Boy by Sarah Cross
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
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  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More by Etta Kaner and Stephen MacEachern
  • Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart
  • Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe
  • An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry
  • Eco-Craft: Recycle-Recraft-Restyle by Susan Wasinger
  • The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George
  • Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Elements of Pop-Up by David A. Carter and James Diaz
  • Eleven by Mark Watson
  • Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  • *Elmore by Holly Hobbie (Pam)
  • Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
  • The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley
  • The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, Volume 2 by the Editors of Klutz
  • Endangered by C. J. Box
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The End of the Day by Claire North
  • Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings by Matthew Burgess
  • Escape from Baxters’ Barn by Rebecca Bond
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
  • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
  • *Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Kat)
  • The Exile by Diana Gabaldon, illustrated by Hoang Nguyen
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
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  • False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
  • The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
  • Family Game Night & Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel
  • Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
  • A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Favorite Daughter by Allen Say
  • The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking like a Pro by Erin Jeanne McDowell
  • A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
  • Fence, v. 1 by C.S. Pasat
  • The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
  • The Fiddler of the Northern Lights by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
  • A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester
  • Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
  • Finding the Rhyme in a Poem by Valerie Bodden
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • Firefly July by Paul B. Janeczk
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
  • First Snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata
  • Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
  • Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
  • Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • Fobbit by David Abrams
  • The Fold by Peter Clines
  • Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
  • The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • Fordlandia by Greg Grandin
  • Forever by Judy Blume
  • The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • Fourmile by Watt Key
  • Fox-Tossing by Edward Brooke-Hitching
  • Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos by John Briggs
  • Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  • Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
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  • Gabriel Finley & the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
  • Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
  • The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd
  • A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo
  • A Gathering of Shades by David Stahler, Jr.
  • Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
  • The Geography of You + Me by Jennifer Smith
  • Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer
  • Get What's Yours; the Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence J. Kotlikoff
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen
  • Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
  • The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy
  • The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
  • *Giraffe Problems by Jory John (Hannah)
  • The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
  • Going Over by Beth Kephart
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
  • *Good Rosie by Kate DiCamillo (Hannah)
  • Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
  • A Good Story by Zack Rock
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  • Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin and Illustrator Harry Bliss
  • Grandville by Bryan Talbot
  • The Grannyman by Judith Schachner
  • Grant's Final Victory by Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Great Grilled Cheese by Laura Werlin
  • The Great Molasses Flood by Deborah Kops
  • The Great Outdoor Fight by Chris Onstad
  • The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • The Green Bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour
  • Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler
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  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  • Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Half-Baked Harvest: Recipes from My Barn Up in the Mountains by Tieghan Gerard
  • Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
  • Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Heaven Is Paved with Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Hell's Gate by Richard Crompton
  • Help! We Need a Title! by Herve Tullet
  • Here by Richard McGuire
  • *Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry (Penny)
  • Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
  • He Wanted the Moon By Mimi Baird
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
  • His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
  • History of the Rain by Niall Williams
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Hold Still by Sally Mann
  • Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
  • Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • *The Hospital: How I Survived the Secret Child Experiments at Aston Hall (Kelly)
  • *House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg (Kat)
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall-Smith (Susan)
  • How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
  • How Things Work in the House by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  • How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
  • How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittner
  • *How to Not Kill Your Houseplant by Veronica Peerless (Kelly)
  • How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
  • Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
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  • I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
  • I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  • I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
  • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  • I Suck At Girls by Justin Halpern
  • If...A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelseon
  • I'll See You Again by Jackie Hance
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • I. M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose by Jill Rubalcaba
  • The Impossibly True Story of Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli
  • *In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Kelly)
  • In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
  • In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri; translation by Tom Simone
  • Ingredients by Dwight Eschliman and Steve Ettlinger
  • Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  • Intelligent Patient Guide to Prostate Cancer by S. Larry Goldenberg et al.
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Invincible Microbes by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
  • The Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler
  • The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney
  • The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super hero by Matthew K. Manning
  • *It's a Small World Needlefelted Friends by Sachiko Susa (Penny)
  • It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
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  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna
  • Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
  • Joining by Johanna Lindsay
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • Judas by Amos Oz
  • The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
  • Just After Sunset by Stephen King
  • Just Like Daddy by Ovi Nedelcu
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  • Keep A Pocket in Your Poem by J. Patrick Lewis
  • Kevin: The Last Invisible Vermonter by Steve Delaney
  • Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. by David Grann
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  • King Dork by Frank Portman
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
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  • *The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson (Ann) 
  • The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
  • The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws
  • The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris
  • Learning to Swim by Sara Henry
  • Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
  • Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins
  • Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad
  • Less Than A Treason by Dana Stabenow
  • Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  • Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  • Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
  • A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron
  • Like Family by Paolo Giordano
  • Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann
  • A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc
  • A Little Bit of Dirt by Asia Citro
  • A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt
  • Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
  • Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
  • Loose Parts 2 by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky
  • Losing Patience by James Peinkofer
  • *The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston (Penny)
  • *Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (Pam)
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  • A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  • The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
  • Magonia by Mariah Dahvana Headley
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz 
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Make Great Art On Your iPad:Draw, Paint and Share by Alison Jardin
  • Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • A Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make by David Joachim
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
  • The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought by David Adam
  • The Man Who Fell From the Sky by Margaret Coel
  • Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Matisse’s Garden by Samantha Friedman
  • The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
  • Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker
  • *Melmoth by Sarah Perry (Penny)
  • Mental Floss magazine
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
  • The Migraine Brain by Carolyn Bernstein and Elaine McArdle
  • Milo Speck, Accidental Agent by Linda Urban
  • Mindful Discipline by Shauna Shapiro and Chris White
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley
  • Monsieur Marceau by Leda Schubert
  • Moo by Sharon Creech 
  • Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  • A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré
  • Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  • The Mouse Mansion by Karina Schaapman
  • The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
  • MUSCLE: America's Legendary Performance Cars by Randy Leffingwell and Darwin Holmstrom
  • My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak
  • My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  • My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown
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  • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • Nelly Dean by Alison Case
  • Nerdy Nummies: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us by Rosanna Pansino
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
  • The Night Witches by Kathryn Lasky
  • The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart
  • Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris and Vincent X. Kirsch
  • The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams
  • No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd
  • No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero
  • *Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter (Kelsey)
  • Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
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  • The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch
  • Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Odd Men Out by Matt Betts
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Once by Morris Gleitzman
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends
  • One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo and David Small
  • One Summer by Bill Bryson
  • One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World by Joe McKendry
  • Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake
  • *The Only Story by Julian Barnes (Ann) 
  • Open Season by C.J. Box
  • The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • *Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliett (Pam
  • Out of Wonder Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwane Alexander et al. 
  • *Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner (Kelly)
  • The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
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  • *Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Kat)
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
  • Paper Blooms by Jeffrey Rudell
  • Paradise Valley by C. J. Box
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Peach By Emma Glass
  • Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
  • Perfect by Natasha Friend
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
  • Peterson Field Guides: Birding by Ear; Eastern/Central by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
  • Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  • Picturing Words in a Poem by Valerie Boden
  • Pish, Posh Hieronymous Bosch by Nancy Willard and Leo and Diane Dillon
  • Plague Land by S.D. Sykes
  • Please Look After Mom by Kyong-Suk Sin
  • Plume by Isabelle Simler 
  • Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy
  • Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry by Billy Collins
  • Pogue's Basics by David Pogue
  • The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
  • Poison Ivy by Cynthia Riggs
  • Poking Fun in a Poem by Valerie Boden (Pam)
  • The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg
  • The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
  • The Practical Naturalist by Jill Hamilton
  • The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
  • Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce
  • Presenting Buffalo Bill by Candace Fleming
  • Presumption of Guilt by Archer Mayor
  • Proof Positive by Archer Mayor
  • The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  • *The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain and Vicky Stead (Ann)
  • Pym by Mat Johnson
  • R
  • Racing the Devil by Charles Todd
  • Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin
  • Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
  • Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Real Baby Food: Easy, all-natural recipes for your baby & toddler by Jenna Helwig
  • Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  • Red: A Crayon's Story, Michael Hall
  • Red Glass by Laura Resau
  • Refugee, Alan Gratz
  • Remembering Vermont by Ginger Gellman
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard
  • A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober
  • Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry
  • Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • Room by Emma Donohue
  • Rotters by Daniel Kraus
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
  • Rumors by Anna Godberson
  • S
  • Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
  • Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
  • Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki
  • The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
  • Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
  • Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz
  • A School for Brides by Patrice Kindl
  • The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Seagull by Ann Cleeves
  • Secret Hotels by Erik Torkells
  • See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
  • Sew Home by Erin Schlosser
  • Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
  • Sex On the Moon by Ben Mezrich
  • The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason
  • Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon
  • The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks
  • The Sh!t No One Tells You: A guide to surviving your baby's first year by Dawn Dais
  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
  • Shots Fired by C.J. Box
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
  • Shy by Deborah Freedman
  • Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death by James Runcie
  • The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  • Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
  • The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson
  • Smile by Roddy Doyle
  • The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  • Snow White: A Graphic Novel, by Matt Phelan
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack 
  • Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
  • Some Danger Involved by Will Thom
  • *Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill (Kat)
  • Something New Tales From a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet
  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
  • Speaking American by Josh Katz
  • Spectator Bid by William Stegner
  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
  • Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  • Spook by Mary Roach
  • Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn
  • The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore
  • Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
  • Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson
  • Star Wars: Complete Cross Sections by Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore
  • Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and other poems by Jack Prelutsky
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Stay: A Girl, A Dog and a Bucket List by Kate Klise
  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo 
  • The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • Stone Cold by C.J. Box
  • Stoner by John Williams
  • Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHara
  • A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  • The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
  • The Stuff of Legend by Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, and Charles Paul Wilson
  • Such Small Hands by Andres Barba
  • Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  • Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
  • Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
  • T
  • *Tahini and Turmeric: 101 Middle Eastern Classics Made Irresistibly Vegan by Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox (Penny)
  • *The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Kat)
  • Teach Yourself Visually Web Design by Rob Huddleston
  • The Technologists by Matthew Pearl
  • Teeth by Mary Otto
  • Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
  • Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen
  • Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
  • Terrible Typhoid Mary by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  • The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  • Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  • The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship by David Whyte
  • Three Squares by Abigail Carroll
  • Through with the Zoo by Jacob Grant
  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  • Ties by Domenico Starnone
  • Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg
  • To My Trans Sisters Edited by Charlie Craggs
  • Toms River: A story of science and salvation by Dan Fagin
  • Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley
  • Trace by Archer Mayor 
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Treat Me, Not My Age by Mark Lachs, MD
  • Trinity by Leon Uris
  • The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen by Nicholas Christopher
  • The True-Blue Scouts of the Sugar-Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
  • The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  • The True Tale of The Monster Billy Dean, Tellt By Hisself by David Almond
  • Truth in Advertising by John Kenney
  • Truth Doesn't Have a Side: My Alarming Discovery About the Danger of Contact Sports by Dr. Bennet Omalu
  • The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  • The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  • Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry
  • Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  • Twist: Yoga Poems by Janet S. Wong
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
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  • Ultimate Slime by Alyssa Jagen
  • Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe
  • The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
  • * The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff (Kelsey) ?
  • Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • Unsaid by Neil Abramson
  • Unscrewed by Ed Sobey
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Upstream by Mary Oliver
  • V
  • Vermont Curiosities by Robert F. Wilson
  • The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be by Mini Grey
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Visual Encyclopedia Military Aircraft by Jim Winchester
  • Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • W
  • Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen
  • Walden On Wheels by Ken Ilgunas
  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
  • The Wanted by Robert Crais
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • Watch My Baby Grow by DK Publishing
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • A Week Without Tuesday by Angelica Banks
  • We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
  • We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
  • Weird U.S.: A Freaky Field Trip Through the 50 States by Matt Lake and Randy Fairbanks
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
  • What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen
    by Kate Fagan
  • What If? by Anthony Browne
  • What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  • What’s Your Favorite Color? by Eric Carle
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • *Where I Live by Brenda Rufener (Kelsey)
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • While the City Slept by Eli Sanders
  • Who is a Poet? by Valerie Boden
  • The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked & Found by Martin W. Sandler
  • The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
  • Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron by Mary Losure
  • Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis
  • William Sonoma: Cooking from the Farmers’ Market
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Winter’s Child by Margaret Coel
  • Wires and Nerves Vol. 1 by Marissa Meyer
  • *Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Kelsey) ?
  • The Witch - and Other Tales Retold by Jean Thompson
  • The Witch Hunter’s Tale by Sam Thomas
  • Witness by Karen Hesse
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  • Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  • A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
  • A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  • *Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor (Hannah)
  • *Word Collector by Peter Reynolds (Pam)
  • *The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Pam
  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
  • The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer and Ted Lewin
  • A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle, adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson
  • Y
  • You are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah! by Fiona Rosenbloom
  • Yoga for Diabetes by Rachel Zinman
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Your First Year with Diabetes by Theresa Garnero
  • Z
  • Zone One by Colson Whitehead

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