Category: We Recommend

  • Read 2020 Award-Winners on Hoopla!

    Read 2020 Award-Winners on Hoopla!

    Looking for something new to read? Check out some “best of” and award-winning titles on Hoopla–available with NO holds, NO waits, with your MCPL card! Learn more at Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart: 2020 Booker Prize Winner. Writers & Lovers by Lily King: Washington Post’s Best Books of 2020 Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham: […]

  • We Recommend — Books to Help You See Big Picture

    We Recommend — Books to Help You See Big Picture

    These are challenging times, and these titles might help, whether you’re anxious about the future, or just want to benefit from the wisdom of others. These books are all available on our shelves, on the Libby App or Hoopla. Look out for a few current or former locals among the authors, too! Everything Beautiful in […]

  • We Recommend – Frightening Finds

    We Recommend – Frightening Finds

    Give yourself a scare this October with some of these frighteningly good, horror-able reads! Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined, until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, […]

  • We Recommend — Hispanic Heritage Month Reads

    We Recommend — Hispanic Heritage Month Reads

    So many great authors and titles to choose from. Here are a few to get you started! Afterlife: A Novel Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: […]

  • We Recommend – Fresh Mysteries

    We Recommend – Fresh Mysteries

    Whodunit? Find out in these recent mysteries! Blood Oath: A Novel Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence. With more women feeling empowered to name their abusers, Alex is eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best. As […]

  • We Recommend — A More Perfect Union

    We Recommend — A More Perfect Union

    On this most unusual Independence Day, here are some books about an ever changing, increasingly diverse America. American Like Me In American Like Me, America Ferrera invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they […]

  • We Recommend — Getting Away from It All

    We Recommend — Getting Away from It All

    From Tokyo to the Scottish countryside and locales in between, experience a slice of life beyond your neighborhood in these novels with a strong sense of place. Bookshop on the Corner Until yesterday, Nina Redmond was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a […]

  • We Recommend — Comical Novels

    We Recommend — Comical Novels

    Bring a little laughter into your world with these humorous novels. Honestly, We Meant Well Sue Ellen Wright has what she thinks is a close to perfect life. A terrific career as a classics professor, a loving husband, and a son who is just about to leave the nest. But then disaster strikes. She learns […]

  • We Recommend – Read What’s Hot From Home

    We Recommend – Read What’s Hot From Home

    An American Marriage Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t […]

  • We Recommend – Celebrate the Female Future

    We Recommend – Celebrate the Female Future

    Celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring these writers’ ideas for the female future. Believe Me Believe Me outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress. Contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn’t just believe women, but acted as though they matter? Believe Me is an essential roadmap for […]