January Adult Picks

We have some more Adult Fiction and Nonfiction picks for you:

The Boston Girl The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant


This book is narrated by Addie Baum, an 85 year old woman who is telling her life story to her granddaughter after being asked “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” It starts in 1915 and ends in 1985 and is a simple story of courage, hardship, love….life. I wish I had asked my grandmothers that question.

Mistletoe Promise Mistletoe Promise
by Richard Paul Evans


Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple.

Still Life With Bread Crumbs Still Life With Bread Crumbs
by Anna Quindlen


Rebecca, 60 and divorced, was once a successful photographer whose work provided a very comfortable lifestyle. Expenses rise and income dwindles. In order to save money, she moves from her luxury NYC apartment into a “cottage” in the country. Read this in one sitting and really enjoyed all the characters. Descriptions of the cottage and the country surrounding it made me feel like I could actually see it.

Landline Landline
by Rainbow Rowell


Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go.

A Fine Summer’s Day A Fine Summer’s Day
by Charles Todd


Fans of Todd’s Ian Rutledge character won’t want to miss this pre-World War I story of his last case before joining the fight in France. A series of murders throughout England are suspiciously similar, and the inspector is caught up in an effort to rule them as suicide. As Britain readies for war, Ian struggles to see that justice is done while keeping his sister and fiancé safe from the murderer. Well-written, with an interesting plot set against a historical background, Todd has crafted an excellent mystery appropriate for the anniversary of the start of World War I.

Clean Eats Clean Eats
by Alejandro Junger

641.563 JUN

Discover what hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have experienced—the incredible life-enhancing benefits of the Clean program. New York Times bestselling author of Clean and Clean Gut and leader in the filed of integrative medicine Dr. Alejandro Junger makes living clean easier than ever before. Clean Eats has everything you need to enjoy delicious, nutritious, life-enhancing food every day.

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
by Roz Chast

741.569 CHA

Roz Chast’s graphic memoir of caring for her elderly parents and coping with their personality quirks is dark, humorous, and heartbreaking.

January Kids Picks

Curl up with a great kids book this January!

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
by Chris Grabenstein


Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.

Liesl Liesl & Po
by Lauren Oliver


A mix-up involving the greatest magic in the world has tremendous consequences for Liesl, an orphan who has been locked in an attic, Will, an alchemist’s runaway apprentice, and Po, a ghost, as they are pursued by friend and foe while making an important journey.

Try This Try This: 50 Fun Experiments
by Karen Roman Young

J 507.8 YOU

Discover what makes science fun in this engaging book, filled with weird, wacky science facts, basic principles, and 50 creative science projects that take interactivity to a whole new level. Dynamic photos and art highlight projects step by step so kids can conduct experiments with confidence and accuracy.

Ella Ella Takes the Cake
by Carmela D’amico


Ella’s offer to help out at her mother’s bakery takes her on an errand all across the village in this sweet story about responsibility.

Super Snow Day Super Snow Day Seek and Find
by Michael Garland


It’s a snow day! When Tommy wakes up, he finds a note from his eccentric Aunt Jeanne, promising a surprise if he unravels clues she has hidden for him all over town. Tommy follows the clues through a gorgeous winter wonderland, from sledding and skating to magical ice palaces and forests full of winter creatures.

Mr. Prickles Mr. Prickles : a Quill-fated Love Story
by Kara LaReau


Excluded by the other forest animals for not being cute, cuddly, and playful, a porcupine feels lonely and angry until he finds a prickly companion, Miss Pointypants.

Clap your paws If It’s Snowy and You Know It Clap Your Paws
by Kim Norman


Kim Norman and Liza Woodruff, the team behind the delightful Ten on the Sled, have created another irresistible winter-themed romp. This humorous variation on the classic song “If You’re Happy and You Know It” introduces a group of adorable animals playing joyfully in the snow.

Blizzard Blizzard
by John Rocco


“Blizzard” is based on John Rocco’s childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought 53 inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island.
Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy’s excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood’s immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street.

Dragons love tacos Dragons love tacos
by Adam Rubin


This book explores the love dragons have for tacos and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.

January Young Adult Picks

Ring in the new year with some fantastic young adult books!

Girl from the Well The Girl From the Well
by Rin Chupeco


Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Shelter Shelter (Mickey Bolitar #1)
by Harlan Coben


Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he’s met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn’t who she claimed to be.

The Young Elites The Young Elites
by Marie Lu


Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.

Wake Wake (Dream Catcher #1)
by Lisa McMann


Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people’s dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

Confessions Confessions: The Paris Mysteries
by James Patterson


After investigating multiple homicides and her family’s decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her?