01-06-16: Information Station Column
It’s a new year and our library staff has some recommendations of new books that you should read in 2016:
After You by JoJo Mayes is the must-read sequel to the book Me Before You. We can’t say much about it so we don’t ruin the first book, but JoJo once again includes her humor and sensitivity to different topics. Shares one staff member, “JoJo made this book a fun read with an ending I am still not sure I agree with – did I want it to end like that or is it a great ending? You be the judge!”
Off the Page is one of Jodie Picoult’s latest books and one that she wrote with her daughter. It is a great Young Adult read that gives you a glimpse of what things could be like if that handsome prince from your favorite book comes to real life and falls for you. Writes one staff member, “Oh, to dream…Jodi and her daughter tackle some instances on what could really happen if he joins “our world” and those feelings towards those left behind. Can we all have what we want? No, real sacrifices are made, but a good ending ensues.”
Looking for a funny children’s read? One staff member is recommending Poppendous!: the inside scoop on every type and use of poop by Artie Bennett. “I read this book with my 3-year-old nephew and it was so much fun to hear him giggle through the whole thing. In addition to being funny it was also educational about how bodily waste can be used as fertilizer, fuel and more.”
If you like adult non-fiction books, check out Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal with its striking characters and realistic depiction of life in the Midwest. Shares one staff member, “each chapter introduces the reader to a new character whose well-developed personality is easy to connect with; including a teenage boy, middle-aged woman, rebellious college student, and an angry 20-something. The entire book is a beautiful portrayal of how food and the people in our lives affect us in big and small ways, whether we know it or not.” (This book contains strong language and some crude content.)
Other books that have recently been released by favorite authors include See Me by Nicholas Sparks, Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham, Cross Justice by James Patterson, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James Collins, and On This Foundation by Lynn Austen.
Stop in the library to check out our new books display in the adult, young adult & children’s sections. You can also call to reserve books you’d like to read. As you make your new year’s resolutions we hope they include reading & learning more!