Call Number – F Kearsley
Recommended by Leah
Kearsley beautifully weaves past and present in this “clean” historical romance. After the loss of her sister, Eva Ward travels to the house in Cornwall, England, where she spent her childhood summers. Eva begins hearing mysterious voices, and soon after is thrown into a world of adventure, smugglers, romance and time travel. Full of clever plot twists, “The Rose Garden” will keep you guessing until the very end. Recommended for those who enjoyed “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger.
Call Number – B Garner
Recommended by Jeremy
Most know him as Bret Maverick or Jim Rockford, but in this often humorous and self-effacing account of his life, James Garner reveals himself in a way that, love him or hate him, you have to respect him. Garner and Winokur write in a simple, engaging and honest style that allows Garner’s personality to shine. He is at turns loving, caring, ruthless, determined, cowardly, and amazingly honest, but also utterly human. A quick read.
Call Number – JF Stiefvater
Recommended by Kelley
The annual Scorpio races held each November bring out not only the tourists, but the locals in this exciting book by Maggie Stiefvator. Sean Kendrick is the returning champion and Puck Connolly is a first-time rider and the first female ever. The race is run for not only the money, but life and/or death itself. Both characters find themselves facing obstacles that they didn’t expect as the story ends with the race of a lifetime.
Call Number – JF Spinelli (Chapter Book)
Recommended by Hannah
Jeffrey “Maniac” Magee has been running all his life. No one quite knows why he stopped in Two Mills (some say it was for the butterscotch Krimpets). While there, he wows the town with his awesome athletic feats, helps to heal a racially divided town, and finds his true family.
Call Number – 248.40 Lewis
Recommended by Bailey
C.S. Lewis uses his eye-opening style to create a veritable masterpiece. This book consists of Screwtape’s letters to his nephew, Wormwood, a junior demon. As a senior tempter, Screwtape gives advice to Wormwood on how to “secure” his “patient,” and admonishes him for his failures. An equally disturbing and humorous account, The Screwtape Letters reveals a demon’s perspective on spiritual warfare.