• Homestruck Book 1: Act 1 & 2
     Homestuck Book 1: Act 1 & Act 2 by Andrew Hussie; VIZ Media LLC (440 pages, $25). Homestuck is an interactive webcomic geared towards teens & young adults which was written, illustrated, and animated by Andrew Hussie. The fourth overall webcomic published on MS Paint Adventures, it centers on a… Book Reviews
  • The Book of Phoenix
    The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okarafor. New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc. 2015. 232 pp. Imagine being two years old and looking like you’re 40. Imagine spending all of your two years of life inside a tower, where you were conceived, grown and birthed to be a speciMen… Book Reviews
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  • The Extraordinaries
    The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune. New York : Tor Teen, 2020. 399 pp. Nick is an ordinary teen – his only superpower is his raging ADHD, which makes him impulsive and lacking in common sense sometimes – but that’s okay. He has three really great friends who accept him for… Book Reviews
  • 12 Rules for Life
    12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson; Random House of Canada (448 pages, $26). “12 Rules for Life” is a unique and engaging self-help book by YouTube sensation Jordan B. Peterson, renowned Canadian Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. With decades… Book Reviews
  • A Resolution at Midnight
    A Resolution at Midnight by Shelley Noble. New York : Forge, 2020. 365 pp. Lady Philomena, Dowager Countess of Dunbridge, )Phil to her friends) is back to solve her third mystery in this series, and it is a great escape for the New Year! Phil is asked to serve as… Book Reviews
  • Ancestry Detective Mysteries
    “Murder Once Removed” by S.C. Perkins, New York: Minotaur Books, 2019, $26.99 “Lineage Most Lethal” by S.C. Perkins, New York: Minotaur Books, 2020, $26.99 These two “ancestry detective mysteries” use main character and genealogical researcher Lucy Lancaster as the vehicle for contemporary murder mysteries with historical connections.  Lancaster, the proprietor… Book Reviews
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  • The Tourist Attraction
    “The Tourist Attraction,” by Sarah Morgenthaler. Copyright 2020, Sourcebooks (412 pages, $14.99). Try Sarah Morganthaler’s debut novel The Tourist Attraction if you want a break from the pandemic. Set in the fictional town of Moose Springs, Alaska we experience annoying tourists, a bread loving moose, and a moody restaurant owner… Book Reviews
  • Staff Favorite Reads of 2020
    This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews, “The art in this drew me to it, but the story was lovely and weird. It was about how if you keep going, you may just see some amazing things.” –Kaity M., May Memorial Library Honestly Adoption by Mike and Kristin Berry, “Mike… Book Reviews
  • Crucial Conversations
    “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzer. New York: McGraw Hill : 2012. 244 pp. Available as an ACPL Book Club Kit in January 2021. What is a crucial conversation? The authors define it as a discussion between… Book Reviews
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  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
    “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars” by Christopher Paolini, New York : Tor, 2020. 878 pp. Kira Navárez loved her life as a xenobiologist on advanced research teams dedicated to determining if planets are suitable for terraforming and habitation.  On the last day of their current project, Kira is… Book Reviews
  • The Devil and the Dark Water
    The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton, Naperville : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2020. If you’re looking for a thriller/mystery/adventure/historical fiction book this winter, The Devil and the Dark Water should be on your to-be-read list. In 1634, a fleet of ships are heading from Batavia (in the Dutch East… Book Reviews
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  • My Lady’s Choosing
    My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris. Copyright 2018, Quirk Books (351 pages, $14.99). Have you ever wanted to just be the heroine of your own story? Now is your chance to experience nineteenth-century society in a pick your own adventure/romance with Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris’s My… Book Reviews
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  • Picture Books that Help
    December Reviews: Picture Books that Help A holiday season full of social distancing and pandemic worries comes with unique challenges and safety concerns for us all. While the holidays can be a joyful time, we all know they can also be stressful. These books are great options to help children… Book Reviews
  • Eartheater
    Eartheater by Dolores Reyes. New York: Harper Collins, 2020, 207 pages, $24.99 An unnamed young girl from an Argentine barrio hungers for the taste of soil in her mouth as she prepares for the pauper’s burial of her dead mother.  Barely pubescent in appearance, the girl is living in a… Book Reviews

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