What’s New in January (Welcome back!)

Here Are the Library Team’s Top 6 Recommendations (big month!) A Lifetime of Impossible Days   by Tabitha Bird This is both a  heart-warming and heart-breaking story that asks:  Can we change the past? If not, can we change how we handle it?  If you could, what would you tell your younger self? What would … Continue reading  What’s New in January (Welcome back!)

Must Read Historical Fiction!

Crispin : the cross of lead by Avi  In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head," meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. "Asta's son" learns from … Continue reading Must Read Historical Fiction!

Must Read Fantasy Series

The Peter Grant Series by Ben Aaronovitch The Peter Grant series (alternatively, the Rivers of London series) is a series of urban fantasy novels by English author Ben Aaronovitch. The series centres on the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police; who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited … Continue reading Must Read Fantasy Series

Must Read Biography

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. In a series of colourful villas, the Durrells give … Continue reading Must Read Biography

Must Read Classics!

So, you've been advised to "read the classics". But what does that mean? The author is dead? It was published before 1900? Although there is much debate over which books should be considered classics, there is general consensus about what makes a classic. "A classic usually expresses some enduring quality, be it an expression of life, … Continue reading Must Read Classics!