genre picks


Staff Pick of the Week: Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach

This week’s staff pick is “Fortune’s Pawn” by Rachel Bach, a sci-fi adventure that kicks off the Paradox trilogy- all of which are published, so you can read them all now instead of waiting for a couple years.  A few of our staff members have read this series and absolutely, […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Two of our staffers read this book, and they loved it.  It has secret societies, an unsolvable puzzle (supposedly), and characters you’ll absolutely adore.  Once you get involved in Clay’s story, you won’t want to put it down.  We definitely recommend this winner of the Alex Award, finalist for the […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Maya Angelou

  This week’s staff pick isn’t an individual work, but the entire collection of Maya Angelou, who passed on this week.  Maya was a strong civil rights supporter and voice, and her work has affected millions.  She was a truly great literary voice, and will be missed. We have several […]


Staff Pick of the Week: "Al Capone Does My Shirts" by Gennifer Choldenko

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is this week’s staff pick, chosen by one of our superb Children’s Librarians! “In this appealing novel set in 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move from Santa Monica to Alcatraz Island where his father gets a job as an electrician […]


Staff pick of the week: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

“Billie Breslin has traveled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York and, thus, the world. When the publication is summarily shut down, the colorful staff, who have become an extended family for Billie, must pick up their lives […]