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Genealogy 101: Research, Record, and Preserve Family Histories – 1/16/19
The Family Tree Problem Solver, Marsha Hoffman Rising
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, Emily Anne Croom
Genealogy, George G. Morgan
Locating Your Roots; Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records, Patricia Law Hatcher
Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, William Dollarhide
Cookbook Roundup – 1/2/19
Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures Along Lake Superior By Mary Dougherty – After moving from the Twin Cities to small-town Bayfield, Wis., Dougherty adapted her cooking to incorporate locally grown food. In this book she regales readers with the outdoor adventures they’ve had in northern Wisconsin as well as their favorite new recipes.
The Cranberry Cookbook: Year-Round Dishes From Bog to Table By Sally Pasley Vargas – Cranberries aren’t just for a side dish during the holidays. Vargas updated traditional food like salads and pancakes with this simple ingredient but also includes some more complex dishes. Recipes includes snacks, entrees and drinks and there’s a photograph for almost every dish.
Movie Night Menus: Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by Films We Love By Tenaya Darlington and Andre Darlington – Thematic food and drink pairings for classic movies will liven up your dinner and a movie nights. Movies include Rocky, Casablanca and Roman Holiday. Perfect for both movie buffs and those who dabble in the kitchen.
Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine By Sarah Lohman – Eight spices have taken hold in our food culture and the history of these spices is explored. In addition to historical facts and the influence of these flavors, Lohman includes several recipes for each spice that is sure to entice readers into the kitchen.


Non-Boring Non-Fiction for Teens – 12/19/18
Popular by Maya Van Wagenen
Memoir written by a then-8th grade girl who follows the advice from a book written in the 1950’s by a former teen model on how to be popular.  Follows her school year to see if the advice still holds. Entertaining and relatable, especially if you’ve felt like you’re not part of the in-crowd.
How they Croaked by Georgia Bragg
Gives the gory details of how 19 famous people throughout history died.  Written conversationally, so it’s a fun read. Tells what the CoD at the time was, plus what doctors today think it was if there’s more medical information available. Includes fun (but sometimes kind of gross) facts at the end of each chapter.
I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alfirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch
In alternating chapters, tells the story of two pen pals who starting writing to each other in middle school, one from Pennsylvania and one from Zimbabwe.  They kept in touch through college and beyond.  Emotionally moving and shows how what seem like little things to one person can have a profound impact on another.
March (Books 1, 2, & 3) by John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis’s own account of the fight for civil rights in the 1960s, told in graphic novel format. The black and white illustrations are powerful visuals that help the story come to life.  Format makes it a unique read.
Google It by Anna Crowley Redding
Broken down into short chapters with entertaining and engaging titles, tells the story of Google and how it started as a project for a college class.  Easy to read, and doesn’t bog down with technical jargon.  Touches on all things Google – maps, translate, google glass, x– but glosses over some of the negatives.
Joseph Bruchac and Roshani Chokshi: Diverse Perspectives Author Series – 11/21/18
Two Roads by Joseph Bruchac (Realistic Fiction)
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac (Historical Fiction)
Crazy Horse’s Vision by Joseph Bruchac (Historical picture book)
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (Fantasy)
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Fantasy)

Reader & Author Fair – Real Life Meets Fiction – 11/8/18
The Meadow by Scott A. Winkler
Leaving Juneau County by Dan Linssen
Marathon by Brian Freeman
Death Nosh by Mary Grace Murphy
The House on the Dunes by Nancy Sweetland
Offbeat Spooky Reads – 10/24/18
Spook by Mary Roach.
From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty.
Visiting the Ghost Ward: Inside the World’s Most Haunted Hospitals and Asylums by Richard Estep.
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Pablo Cartaya: Diverse Perspectives Author Series – 10/3/18
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya (Realistic Fiction)
Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (Realistic Fiction)
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano (Contemporary Fantasy)
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos by by Lulu Delacre (Short stories)
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle (Memoir in verse)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – 9/5/18
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
They Both Die at the End​ by Adam Silvera
Lake Michigan – 8/15/18
Above the Lighthouses -Lake Michigan, Marge Beaver, pictorial work
The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook – Amelia Levin, cookbook
Fish Creek Echoes – Virginia Kinsey and Edward Schreiber, history
Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan – Benjamin J. Shelak, history
Death Stalks Door County – Patricia Skalka, mystery
Adult Summer Camp – 8/1/18
The Last Time I Lied – Riley Sager, Adult Fiction
Eden Lake – Jane Roper, Adult Fiction
The Hearts of Men – Nickolas Butler, Adult Fiction
Lumberjanes, Bonus Tracks – Noelle Stevenson, Young Adult Graphic Novel
Great Audio Books – 7/18/18
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, audiobook, Suspense/Thriller
Who Do You Love, Jennifer Weiner, audiobook, Contemporary Fiction
The Woman in the Window, AJ Finn, audiobook, Suspense/Thriller
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, audiobook, Young Adult Fiction
Sycamore Row, John Grisham, audiobook, Contemporary Fiction
“Most Asked-For” Books in the Children’s Dept. – 6/20/18
Beginning readers:
Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willem – and a newer, spin-off series by various authors called “Elephant and Piggie Like Reading”
Fly Guy books, by Tedd Arnold – and his nonfiction “Fly Guy Presents…” series (an example of a nonfiction line of books developed from popular fiction books to help kids get interested in informational books – publishers have also done this with Magic Tree House, Cat in the Hat, Curious George, I Survived, etc.)
Toon Books by various authors (graphic novels a.k.a. comics for beginning readers – yes, graphic novels a.k.a. comics help build reading skills!)
Graphic novels for middle grades:
Books written and/or illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Smile (graphic novel nonfiction, biographical)
Graphic novel versions of Babysitter’s Club books
Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey (author of Captain Underpants books)
Chapter books:
Dork Diaries series, by Rachel Renee Russell
Big Nate books, by Lincoln Pierce
“I Survived” series of fiction and some nonfiction, by Lauren Tarshis
Isle of the Lost and other Descendants novels, by Melissa de la Cruz (stand-alone novels with Disney movie tie in, featuring the children of Disney movie villains)
Wings of Fire series, by Tui T. Sutherland (fantasy)
Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokschi (part of Rick Riordan Presents series highlighting mythology of other cultures, in this case Indian)
 “Who would have guessed?” category:
“Who Was…” biography series by various authors (who knew biographies could be so popular?)
Perennial  favorites — great for reluctant readers :
Guinness World Records (large format illustrated editions)
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Garfield comic strip books, by Jim Davis
Dairy Month – 6/6/18
The Cow Who Climbed a Tree, Gemma Merino, Picture Book
Dairy, Victoria Parker, Children’s Nonfiction
Moo, Sharon Creech, Children’s Chapter Book
Dairy Queen, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Books Inspired by Shakespeare – 5/16/18
The Chosen Prince by Diane Stanley (based on The Tempest) – Young Adult Fiction
The Taming of the Drew (based on The Taming of the Shrew) – Young Adult Fiction
We Were Liars by e. lockhart (based on King Lear) – Young Adult Fiction
To Be or Not to Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North (based on Hamlet) – Young Adult Fiction
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher – Adult Fiction
Mixed Bag – 5/2/18
Exit, Pursued by a Bear (E.K. Johnston) — Realistic fiction
Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe (Shelley Coriell) — Realistic fiction
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces (Isabel Quintero) — Realistic fiction
The Blackthorn Key (Kevin Sands) — Historical fiction
The Watch That Ends the Night (Allan Wolf) — Historical fiction
Leisure and Entertainment in America – 4/4/18
America’s Boardwalks: From Coney Island to California, James Lilliefors, Non-fiction
Badger State Showmen: A History of Wisconsin’s Circus Heritage, Fred Dahlinger, Jr. & Stuart Thayer, Non- Fiction
Coney Island Lost and Found, Charles Denson, Non-Fiction
Leisure and Entertainment in America, Donna R. Braden, Non-Fiction
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and their Stunning Circus Success, Jerry Apps, Non-Fiction
New Books for Book Clubs – 3/7/18
The Women in the Castle, Jessica Shattuck, Historical Fiction
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, Young Adult Fiction
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast, Graphic Novel/Memoir
Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng, Contemporary Fiction
American Library Association’s 2018 Youth Media Awards – 2/21/18
Teen Romance – 2/7/18
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral – Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Every Day by David Levithan – Supernatural
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – Contemporary Romance
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – Historical Romance/Adventure
Geekerella by Ashley Poston – Contemporary Romance/Fairytale Retelling
Winter Reading Adventure – Books for Kids – 1/17/18
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’engle, fiction
Strong is the New Pretty, Kate T. Parker, non-fiction
Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins, picture book
Egg, Kevin Henkes, picture book
The Good for Nothing Button!, Charise Mericle Harper, beginning reader
Genealogy 101: Research, Record & Preserve Family Histories – 1/3/18
The Family Tree Problem Solver, Marsha Hoffman Rising
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, Emily Anne Croom
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors,  Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage, Barbara Renick
Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, William Dollarhide


Late Greats (Those we lost in 2017) – 12/20/17
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Growing Up Again by Mary Tyler Moore
The Playboy Book of True Crime
The Partridge Family Album by Joey Green
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ed. By Warren Zanes
Travel Memoirs – 12/6/17
Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying “Yes” to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey across the United States by David Goodrich
Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles across America, One Story at a Time by Andrew Forsthoefel
The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy
Teen Books about WWII and Aviation – 11/15/17
American Ace by Marilyn Nelson (novel in verse)
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein (historical fiction)
Night Witches by Kathryn Lasky (historical fiction)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (historical fiction)
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (historical fiction)
Veterans – 11/1/17
The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Adult non-fiction – History/Vietnam War. (DVD)
Old Glory Honor Flight’s Operation Legacy, Scott Delsart. Adult non-fiction.
The Miracle of Dunkirk,  Walter Lord.  Adult non-fiction. History/WWll
The Coldest Winter,  David Halberstam.  Adult non-fiction.  History/Korean War
The Wall, Eve Bunting, Children’s picture book. A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Great Books for Young Children – 10/18/17
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Bill Martin, Jr.)
Dear Zoo (Rod Campbell)
The Seals on the Bus (Lenny Hort)
Where’s Spot? (Eric Hill)
I Went Walking (Sue Williams)
Brown County Library Comic-Con – 10/4/17
Revival, Tim Seeley & Mike Norton, Graphic Novel
Battlepug, Tim Norton, Graphic Novel
Young Avengers, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, Comics Omnibus
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk, Greg Pak, Comics Omnibus
The Totally Awesome Hulk, Greg Pak, Frank Cho & Mike Choi, Comics Omnibus
Hispanic Heritage Month – 9/20/17
René Has Two Last Names by René Colato Lainez (Bilingual Picture Book)
The Storyteller’s Candle by Lucía M. González (Bilingual Picture Book)
Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina (Early Chapter Book)
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz (Chapter Book)
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez (Adult Fiction)
Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Adult Fiction)
Jane Austen – 9/6/17
Among the Janeites, Deborah Yaffe, Non-fiction
As If: The Oral History of Clueless, Amy Heckerling, cast, and crew, Non-fiction
Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler, Fiction
Austenland, Shannon Hale, Fiction
Finding Colin Firth, Mia March, Fiction
Life in Territorial Wisconsin – 8/16/17
Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien: History and Folklore from Wisconsin’s Frontier Albert
Coryer Edited by Mary Antoine, Lucy Murphy
O-De-Jit-Wa-Win-Ning, Contes du Temps Passe: The Memoirs of Elizabeth T. Baird Elizabeth T. Baird
The Silver Man Peter Shrake
The War of 1812 in Wisconsin: Battle for Prairie du Chien Mary Antoine
Wau-Bun: The Early Day in the Northwest Mrs. John H. Kinzie
Hollywood: Glamour and Grit – 8/2/17
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hollywood: Then and Now by Rosemary Lord
What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin
Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma and Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge by Becky Aikman
Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

Great New Non-Fiction – 7/19/17
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, Kate Moore, Nonfiction
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nonfiction
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition, Paul Watson, Nonfiction
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann, Nonfiction
Born to be Wild –  6/7/17
Giraffe Reflections by Dale Peterson
Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony
Wildlife Photographer of the Year:  50 Years edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox
DVD:  Born to be Wild, narrated by Morgan Freeman

Authentic Connections – 5/17/17

 My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
 Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan
 How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
 You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost): a memoir by Felicia Day

Foodies Rejoice – 5/3/17
Milwaukee Frozen Custard by Kathleen McCann and Robert Tanzilo – Calling all custard fans! McCann and Tanzilo have put together a book perfect for those day-trips in summer. The bulk of the book lists different custard stands – their location, menu items and unique attributes about that particular location. The authors focus on the Milwaukee area, but stands from across the state are listed as well. McCann and Tanzilo have also included history of custard and pay tribute to those custard stands that have closed down, listing each closed stand.
Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese
by Gordon Edgar – Edgar, a cheesemonger from California, tells the story of cheddar through the eyes of someone obsessed with cheese. The history of cheddar, how it’s made, and its impact on food culture are described with passion and zeal. Although he goes into specific detail at times, cheeseheads will appreciate his thoroughness and his explanations of how this slice of dairy has impacted our kitchens.
Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat by Marta Zaraska – Zaraska takes readers on a world-wide trip exploring various meat cultures and why we’re hooked on eating meat. Positive and negative aspects are balanced making this title an interesting and educational read for both carnivores and vegetarians, alike.
Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider’s Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing by Adam Centamore – Whether you love to entertain or you just enjoy a good cheese plate, this title is a must-have for those who pair their cheese with a glass of wine. Centamore organizes the title by white and red wines, listing each wine separately, and describing the wine and the cheese that pair perfectly with that particular beverage.
Hamil-Con – 4/3/17
Duel!: Burr and Hamilton’s Deadly War of Words by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording and The Hamilton Mixtape
Great Books for Teens – 3/15/17
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – Fantasy
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Contemporary
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse – Historical
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – Historical
Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend – Contemporary
Broadcasting’s Birthday – 3/1/17
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, Non-fiction
Wisconsin on The Air, Jack Mitchell, Non-fiction
9XM Talking, Randall Davidson, Non-fiction
Radio Girls, Sarah-Jane Stratford, Fiction
Late Nights on Air, Elizabeth Hays, Fiction
Presidents – 2/15/17
The Wilson Deception by David O. Stewart – This fast-paced novel combines suspense and history in this fictional narrative about the Paris Peace Conference and President Wilson’s ailing health. Stewart is the author behind “The Lincoln Conspiracy” and two characters from that book, Dr. Jamie Frasier and Speed Cook, reunite in this second novel. The books, although part of a series, can be read alone.
Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini – The Madison, Wis. bestselling author of “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” returns with a spellbinding book about John Wilkes Booth and four instrumental women in his life. Although a work of historical fiction, Chiaverini brings these characters to life and draws on true events to tell the story of these women and how their actions and influence may have contributed to the assassination of President Lincoln.
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard – James Garfield was born into poverty in rural Ohio but through his determination and diligence, was elected to Congress and eventually the Presidency. This methodically researched and riveting narrative non-fiction tells the story of Garfield, his assassination and, surprisingly, Alexander Graham Bell’s contribution to finding the bullet lodged in the President.
First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis – This Pulitzer Prize-Winning author brings the lives of President Adams and his wife to life in this account that combines a love story with political history. The Adams exchanged more than twelve hundred letters over the years and Ellis uses those letters and detailed historical research to write this true tale about one of our Founders and his wife.
Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation’s Leaders by Brady Carlson – This entertaining title explores death stories, presidential gravesites, monuments and memorials and the ways we have immortalized some of the greatest men our country has seen. Carlson’s passion for history shines through and engages the reader in this unique storytelling collection.
Four movies/television shows:
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. A film by Ken Burns.
The West Wing starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff and John Spencer
Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Commander in Chief starring Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland
Stacks & Steeples: An original Music Series – 2/1/17
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen [Memoir] High Fidelity by Nick Hornby [Novel] Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler [Novel] Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman [Music journalism memoir] Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerad [Indie rock history] Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield [Music biography]
Genealogy 101: Research, Record & Preserve Family Histories – 1/18/17
The Family Tree Problem Solver, Marsha Hoffman Rising
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, Emily Anne Croom
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors, Sharon DeBartolo
Family History 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Ancestors, Marcia D. Melnyk
The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy, Christina Schaefer
New Year – New Offerings – 1/4/17
Now available for checkout! Mobile Hotspots, HP Chromebook computers, and Kindle Fires!
Help on using this technology is also available:
My Google Chromebook Third Edition
, Michael Miller, Technology books


Good Books for Gift Giving – 12/21/16
Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway Musical
The Whole 30 Cookbook, Melissa Hartwig, Cookbook
The Magnolia Story, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Biography
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, J.K. Rowling, Fantasy Fiction

Late Greats – 12/7/16
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills
Prince: The Man and His Music by Matt Thorne.
The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference by Paul Morley
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, film starring Gene Wilder

Handmade Holiday – 11/16/16
Paper + Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper by Minhee & Truman Cho, Nonfiction
Home, paper, scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home by Patricia Zapata, Nonfiction
Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your World by Amy Anderson, Nonfiction
The Big Book of Knitted Monsters: Mischievous, Lovable Toys by Rebecca Danger
Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures by Amanda Blake Soule, Nonfiction

New Books for fans of Classic Movies – 11/2/16
For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr Duncan Hamilton BIOGRAPHY   Paired with film Chariots of Fire, DVD
The Cooler King: the True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II Patrick Bishop     HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
The Great Escape DVD, and book it was based on by Paul Brickhill
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit Tom Stanton HISTORY
Black Legion, DVD

Brown County Library Author & Reader Fair – 10/19/16
The Reader and Author Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 12 at the Central Library.
Reader & Author Fair Speaker Sessions:
Tall Poppy Writers – Erin Celello, Ann Garvin, Andrea Lochen, Amy Reichert
A collective of women writers dedicated to promoting each other, matching “Smart Readers” with “Good Books.
D.J. MacHale – Young Adult science fiction & adventure writer with a TV production background and a national following.  Will speak via Skype.
Michael Perry – Essayist, humorist and musician, host of Big Top Chautauqua’s nationally syndicated Tent Show Radio.

Brown County Library Comic Con – 10/5/16
The Sword-Edged Blonde, Alex Bledsoe, Fiction
Frostbite, Julie Dweck and Robb Mommaerts, Picture Book
Salvaged: The Complete Unit Primes Collection, Chris Dreier, Graphic Novel

Biographies and Memoirs – 9/14/16
Going Somewhere By Brian Benson: This entertaining travel memoir follows a Wisconsinite through 60 days biking from Wisconsin to the Pacific Northwest. Through adventures and laugh-out-loud antics, Benson keeps the reader entertained. Benson doesn’t shy away from informing the reader about some personal occurrences but he doesn’t linger for those who may not want to become so personal with his history. This is a must read for those who enjoy connecting with the outdoors, for bikers, or for those who enjoyed the books Wild by Cheryl Strayed or Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery.
The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon By John Brant: Julius Achon is from a village in Uganda and became one of the best middle-distance runners in recent history. A tragedy prevented him from attending the Olympic games in Athens and ultimately decided to devote his life to improving the quality of life of those in Uganda. This inspiring story will encourage and motivate readers to do more for their community.

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
by Blair Braverman: This memoir details Braverman’s experiences living in Norway as an exchange student and, later, studying dogsledding as well as her time in Alaska working as a tour guide on a glacier. Without pretense, Braverman’s experiences are detailed in a conversational tone. Her unique experiences will have readers longing for a new adventure of their own.
The Drummond Girls by Mardi Jo Link: A road trip has turned into an annual getaway (20 years in a row!) for eight women in Traverse City, Mich. Recollections from this yearly event will have readers roaring with laughter at their antics and aching with sadness at the losses life throws at them. Readers will feel a nostalgic pull after finishing and will want to start planning their own getaway.

Liane Moriarty Books – 8/17/16
The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty, Contemporary Fiction
Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty, Contemporary Fiction
Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty, Contemporary Fiction

Coffee Table Books – 8/3/16
The Looks of Love by Hal Rubenstein
And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK an Illustrated Chronology by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Daniel Wallace
Ansel Adams: The National Park Service Photographs by Ansel Adams

Summer Doldrums: What to Do with Those Bored Kiddos – 7/22/16
The Wild City Book: Loads of Things to Do Outdoors in Towns and Cities, Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks, Non-Fiction
The Sand Bucket List: 366 Things to Do with Your Kids Before They Grow Up, David Hoffman, Non-Fiction
Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families, Natania Barron, et al, Non-Fiction
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Non-Fiction

Books About Movies – 6/15/16
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Cary Elwes     Non-Fiction
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film Patton Oswalt     Non-Fiction
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell     Non-Fiction
Based on a True Story: Fact and Fantasy in 100 Favorite Movies Jonathan Vankin & John Whalen     Non-Fiction

BCL’s Battle of the Books – 6/1/16
The Crossover Kwame Alexander    Fiction
Walk on Earth a Stranger Rae Carson      Historical Fiction
Need Joelle Charbonneau      Thriller/Suspense
Matched Ally Condie      Science Fiction
The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer      Science Fiction
Amulet Book 1: Stonekeeper Kazu Kibuishi      Graphic Novel
A Long Walk to Water Linda Park      Fiction
The Marvels Brian Selznick      Historical Fiction
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers  Steve Sheinkin      Non-Fiction
Lockdown Alexander Gordon Smith      Horror/Science Fiction

Wisconsin Road Trips – 5/18/16
The Wisconsin Bucket List: 100 Ways to Have a Real Wisconsin Experience Kelly Jo Stull
Waterfalling in Wisconsin: The Complete Guide to Waterfalls in the Badger State David Hedquist
Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide Kevin Revolinski
Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience  Ron Faiola

Great Teen Books from 2015 – 4/20/16
Blackthorn Key  Kevin Sands                 Historical/Thriller
Finding Audrey Sophie Kinsella           Contemporary Fiction
Everything, Everything Nicola Yoon    Contemporary Fiction
Scorpion Rules Erin Bow                       Science Fiction

Good Cents Financial Series – 4/6/16
The Opposite of Spoiled Ron Lieber
Life & Debt: a Fresh Approach to Achieving Financial Wellness Leslie Tayne
Falling Short: the Coming Retirement Crisis, Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell and Andrew D. Eschtruth

Murder in Quebec – 3/16/16
Louise Penny Books in the Three Pines / Inspector Gamache mystery series set in Quebec
Still Life
A Fatal Grace
The Cruelest Month
A Rule Against Murder
The Brutal Telling
Bury Your Dead
A Trick of the Light
The Beautiful Mystery
How the Light Gets In
The Long Way Home
The Nature of the Beast
A Great Reckoning (August 2016)

Books into Movies for 2016 – 3/2/16
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, realistic fiction
Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam,
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Mystery/Thriller
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, Historical Fiction/Mystery

Mixed Bag – 2/17/16
The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman
Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim
Rocket Boys: A Memoir by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less  by Terry Ryan

Award Winners – 1/20/16
2015 Caldecott Award: most distinguished picture book of the year
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
This gentle and true story dates to WWI, when the author’s great-grandfather Harry Colebourn rescued a baby bear; he named that bear Winnie. Over years, oceans and journeys, Harry and Winnie traveled, eventually to the London Zoo, where Winnie met her most famous friend, Christopher Robin Milne, son of A.A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh stories. The colorful sketch-like art by Blackall was awarded children’s literature’s highest honor.
2015 Newbery Medal: most distinguished children’s book of the year
2015 Caldecott Honor
2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor (one of the most honored books of t year).
Last Stop on Market Street
It’s rare for a book to win so many awards in one year; even rarer for a picture book to receive the Newbery medal, which honors writing. It often goes to a longer book, clearly the writing here is special. The bold collage-like joyous illustrations celebrate a day between a grandmother and her grandson in the urban landscape, taking the city bus to their ultimate destination, a soup kitchen. CJ isn’t happy with their journey, but grandmother and the characters they meet awaken CJ to see beauty at every turn, no matter how dark or dirty.
2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor
2015 Caldecott Honor
Waiting by Kevin Henkes (Madison, Wis. author)
Five little toys wait on the windowsill; what are they waiting for? Are they real? Are their dreams real? This quiet book, illustrated in sweet pastels, distills the childhood commonality of waiting down to its essence.
2015 Michael Printz Award: most distinguished book for young adults
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Treat Yo’ Self: A Relaxation Series – 1/6/16
One Zentangle a Day by Beckah Krahula, Non-Fiction
Zentangle Untangled: Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing by Kass Hall, Non-Fiction
Meditating With Mandalas by David Fontana, Non-Fiction
Llewellyn’s Complete Formulary of Magical Oils by Celeste Rayne Heldstab, Non-Fiction
A Guide to Essential Oils by Jennie Harding, Non-Fiction


New Year’s Resolutions – 12/16/2015
The Whole 30: The 30-day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig
Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown
Life & Debt by Leslie Tayne, Esq.
Flawd by Emily-Ann Rigal
Strong is the New Skinny by Jennifer Cohen

Serenity Now – 12/2/2015
An Idiot Girl’s Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List by Laurie Notaro
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Breathe Through This: Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers by Eline Snel
One Magic Christmas, Walt Disney Pictures, Christmas DVD movie

Books for Book Clubs – 11/18/2015
The Visionist by Rachael Urquhart
Madame Picasso by Anne Girard
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
Me Before You JoJo Moyes
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Memoirs – 11/4/2015
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
On Writing by Stephen King
Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

Eerie Ghost Stories – 10/21/2015
I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Property of a Lady by Sarah Rayne
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Science Fiction for Teens – 10/7/2015
Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry
Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Wine O’clock – 9-16/2015
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, Fiction
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris, Fiction
The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace, Non-fiction
Booze Cakes by Krystina Castella, Non-Fiction
WineWise by Steven Kolpan, Non-Fiction

Back to School Parenting Books – 9/2/2015
Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path by Ben Hewitt
Yell Less, Love More by Sheila McCraith
Born Reading: Bringing up Bookworms in a Digital Age by Jason Boog
The Lunch Box by Kate McMillan

Audiobooks (and what makes these stand out) – 8/19/2015
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen : The perfect example of a classic book that reads well in all formats, but especially audio.  It also has the delightful aspect of being set in England, so the readers of the book will always have a British accent.
Feed by M. T. Anderson : Adding other elements is something that is sometimes done to the recording of an audiobook and this is a perfect example. Music and sound effects were added in to this title, when appropriate, to immerse the reader into Titus’ experience with the Feed.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling : This book is voiced by the fantastic Jim Dale. He is the one voice for the entire series and performs over 100 different characters.
Bossypants by Tina Fey : Authors don’t usually voice the audio for their books, but occasionally they do, and often that’s because it’s their autobiography. Tina Fey doesn’t just read this book, she performs it.  Her comedic timing is, of course, perfect and the humor in this work is accentuated because of it.

Wisconsin Authors and Poets – 8/5/2015
Mandatory Release by Jess Riley
Water is Water by Miranda Paul
</war> by Chuck Rybak
Sister Satellite by Cathryn Cofell

Science Fiction – 7/15/2015
Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein
Ringworld: The Graphic Novel by Larry Niven (adaptation by Robert Mandell)
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (adaptation by Tim Hamilton)
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Shipwrecked! – 7/1/2015
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides, Nonfiction
Dead Wake by Erik Larson, Nonfiction
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson, Nonfiction
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, Nonfiction

Girl Power Comics – 6/17/2015
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Allen – Supernatural
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson – Contemporary Fiction
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson – Superhero
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge – Contemporary Fiction
Spera by Josh Tierney – Fantasy

Foodie Books – 6/3/2015
A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton
Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert
Marcus Off Duty by Marcus Samuelsson

Unconventional Perspectives – 5/20/2015
Horrorstor: A Novel by Grady Hendrix, Fiction
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, Non-Fiction Graphic Novel
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas, Fiction
Audacity by Melanie Crowder, Young Adult
Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish: A Novel byDavid Rakoff, Fiction

Superhero Fiction – 5/6/215
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
Turbulence by Samit Basu
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Money Smart – 4/15/2015
Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
102 Ways to Save Money For and At Disney World by Louis Mongello
The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book by Joe Duarte
The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards

Signs of Spring! 4/1/2015
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes [Picture Book] A Wonderful Year by Nick Bruel [Picture Book] Whose Egg is This? by Lisa Amstutz [Children’s Non-Fiction] The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall [Children’s Fiction]

Post-Apocalyptic Reads – 3/18/2015
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel [Science Fiction] The Passage by Justin Cronin [Science Fiction/Horror] The Dog Stars by Peter Heller [Science Fiction/Adventure] California by Edan Lepucki [Science Fiction]

Dark and Gritty – 3/4/2015
The Never List by Koethi Zan [Fiction] In the Woods by Tana French [Fiction] The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon [Fiction]

Mixed Bag – 2/18/2015
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Isn’t It Romantic? An Entertainment by Ron Hansen
A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer

Award-Winning Books! – 2/4/2015
Caldecott Medal 
honoring the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
illustrated by Dan Santat
Newbery Medal
honoring the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children:
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
Printz Award
for a book exemplifying literary excellence in young adult literature:
I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson
View the complete list of award winners.

Genealogy 101: Family History for All – 1/21/2015

Unpuzzling Your Past by Emily Anne Croom
Crash Course in Genealogy by David R. Dowell
The Family Tree Problem Solver by Marsha Hoffman Rising
Genealogy by George C. Morgan

Top Books for Teens – 1/7/2015
View the complete Best of the Best Teen Novels – 2014 list on our Booklists for Teens page.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu [Fantasy/Thriller] Panic by Lauren Oliver [Thriller] Uncaged by John Sandford and Michelle Cook [Thriller] Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen [Paranormal] A Mad,Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller [Historical Fiction]


Offbeat Non-Fiction 12/17/2014
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Dataclysm: Who We Are by Christian Rudder
Leisureville: Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias by Andrew Blechman

Books Made Into Movies for 2015 – 12/3/2014
Still Alice by Lisa Genova [Realistic Fiction]
A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson [Memoir]
by Veronica Roth [Youn Adult Dystopia]
by Charles Perrault [Fairytale]
by Michael Bond [Children’s Fiction]

Books that Make You Think, “What Would I Do?” – 11/19/2014
Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton [Biography/Forgiveness]
Singular Intimacies by Danielle Ofri [Biography/Female Physician]
A Deadly Wandering
by Matt Richtel [Non-FIC/Traffic accidents/Texting while driving]

Compelling Young Adult Reads – 10/15/2014
Half Bad by Sally Green [fantasy/Thriller] Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson [Contemporary Fiction] Crossover by Kwame Alexander [Contemporary Fiction] Sway by Katarina Spears [Contemporary Fiction] She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick [Mystery]

Halloween Haunts (Horror) – 10/1/2014
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The House of Small Shadows
by Adam Nevill
Those Across the River
by Christopher Buehlman
by Joe Hill
The Reapers are the Angels
by Alden Bell

Great New Books You May Have Missed – 9/17/2014
The Martian by Andy Weir
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The Three by Sarah Lotz

Quirky Characters – 9/3/2014
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Amy Falls Down by Jincy Williett

History You Didn’t Know – 8/6/2014
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
Ike and Dick by Jeffrey Frank
The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower
The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

Great New Picture Books – 7/16/2014
My Pet Book by Bob Staake
My New Friend Is So Much Fun! by Mo Willems
Duck and Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills
Sally Goes to Heaven by Stephen Huneck
Monsters Love School by Mike Austin

Super Summer Reads – 6/18/2014
Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
The Pigeons Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
Never Smile at a Monkey by Steve Jenkins
Punk Farm by Jarret J. Krosoczka
Locomotive by Brian Floca

Humorous Memoirs and Short Stories – 6/4/2014
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Bossypants by Tina Fey
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories B.J. Novak

Gardening with Kids – 5/7/2014
Project Garden by Stacy Tornio
Gardening Projects for Kids
by Jenny Hendy
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids
by April Pulley Sayre
Gardening Lab for Kids
by Renata Fossen Brown

Strange Titles…Solid Stories – 4/16/2014
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream by Wade Rouse
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

Great Books for Middle and High Schoolers – 4/2/2014
Jinx by Sage Blackwell – Fantasy
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington – Contemporary Fiction
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Sci-Fi Thriller
Just One Day by Gayle Forman – Contemporary Fiction

New Non-Fiction – 3/19/2014
From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott
Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation by David C. Robertson
Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State by Jesse J. Gant and Nicholas J. Hoffman

World War II: A Different Perspective – 3/5/2014
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston
Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan

Batter Up! – 2/19/2014
It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff
The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca
A Man of His Own by Susan Wilson
Calico Joe by John Grisham
100 Things Brewer Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die by Tom Haudricourt

Nordic Noir – 1/15/2014
Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
Misterioso by Arne Dahl
Eva’s Eye by Karin Fossum
The Bat by Jo Nesbø


Books Made Into Movies 12/18/2013
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Recent Science Fiction – 12/4/2013
Firebird by Jack McDevitt
Wool by Hugh Howey
Leviathan Wakes by James Corey
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Redshirts by John Scalzi

Books  to be Thankful For  11/20/2013
Letters to a Young Poet by Rai/ner Maria Rilke
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Road Map to Holland by Jennifer Graf Groneberg

Great New Teen Books   11/6/2013
SYLO by D. J. MacHale
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Books for Your Good Health  10/16/2013
The Empowered Patient by Elizabeth Cohen
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot
UP: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging by Hilary Tindle
The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook by Erin Coopey
Keeping Your Child Healthy in a Germ-Filled World by Athena Kourtis

Biographies – 10/2/2013
But Wait…There’s More! by Remy Stern
Finding Oz: How Frank L. Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan Schwartz
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World by Glenn Stout

We’re Not Perfect…We’re Parents: Parenting Books – 9/18/2013
The Sand Bucket List: 366 Things to Do With Your Kids Before They Grow Up by David Hoffman
The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons by Amanda Balke Soule and Stephen Soule
365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly
The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids by R. Bradley Snyder
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci

Happily Ever After – 9/4/2013
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

While You Wait….Try… – 8/21/2013
While you wait for John Grisham try Tim Green
While you wait for Nicholas Spakrs try Jeffrey Stepakoff
While you wait for Jodi Picoult try Heather Gudenkauf
While you wait for Janet Evanovich try Diane Mott Davidson 

True Stories of Survival – 8/7/2013
Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Climb by Anatol Boukreev and G. Weston Dewalt
Into the Silence by Wade Davis
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout

Foodies – 7/14/2013
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
Farmer’s Market Desserts by Jennie Schacht 
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
The Paleo Answer by Loren Cordain

Strong Female Characters – 6/19/2013
Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series by Alexander Mc Call Smith
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Molokai by Alan Brennert
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Easy, Breezy Beach Reads – 6/5/2013
Where’d you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
The Smart One by Jennifer Close

Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging – 5/16/2013

Still Alice by Lisa Genova (FICTION)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I Feel Bad About My Neck : and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Recent Adult Novels – 5/1/2013
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel
The Good House by Ann Leary
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

“New Adult” Books (not to be confused with “new” adult books – 4/17/2013
“New Adult” books are geared for 18-30 year olds and their storylines focus primarily on characters trying to find their place in the ‘real’ world.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney
Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak

Young Adult Books Too Good for Adults to Miss – 4/3/2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Every Day by David Levithan

World War II – 3/19/2013
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand