books


Staff Pick of the Week: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

This week’s staff pick is an enchanting adult fairy tale this novel was made into the movie Stardust.  Utterly charming, this staff favorite is an adventure story like you haven’t seen before.  We also have the audiobook read by the author, and it’s top-notch. “In the sleepy English countryside of […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

This week’s staff pick is the beginning of an excellent fantasy series.  Cover aside, our protagonist is Kate, a mercenary in a world gone topsy-turvy, and she’s funny, determined, and can kill you three times before you hit the floor.  A couple of our staffers love this series, since each […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

This week’s staff pick is the lyrical, beautiful and lovely book The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.  Our staffer loved it, and we can pretty much guarantee this will be very popular with bookclubs.  A truly excellent novel about love, loss, grief, and starting over, we can’t recommend this one enough. […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Sabriel by Garth Nix

Filled with magic, necromancy, ‘zombies’, a talking cat, and a teenage girl having to save her father and well, the world.  This is a wonderful adventure and the beginning of the Abhorsen trilogy, although Sabriel can be read as a standalone novel.  Perfect for young and old readers, this has […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

This week’s staff pick is weird but really good (reportedly).   Hawkins has been repeatedly hailed as a cross between Neil Gaiman and Joe Hill, and the genre-bending The Library at Mount Char definitely reflects that.    This is a novel where you won’t know what’s going on immediately, but it’s an […]