December Recommendations

All the books listed here are available at the library. Stop in, give us a call, or use the online catalog to place a hold and check one out.

Get ready for a snowy winter with these snow covered books!

Devolution by Max Brooks
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Whiteout by Various authors

Devolution by Max Brooks: Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, and part scientific journey, this Bigfoot story blends the boundaries between truth and fiction. This crypt-horror novel will keep you on the edge of your seat with a series of interviews, journal entries, and found materials.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah: While one sister stayed home to raise her children, the other followed her dream of traveling the world taking photos. When their father gets sick Meredith and Nina come together with their cold mother Anya. What begins to unravel is a story of Anya’s childhood in war-torn Leningrad and an unbelievable secret.

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse: Elin Warner, former detective, finds herself celebrating her estranged brother’s engagement at an abandoned sanatorium turned five-star hotel. When a threatening storm comes, Elin starts to feel on edge, so when one of the guests goes missing panic ensues. Elin is under pressure to get to the bottom of everything before it’s too late.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys: Lina is a normal 15 year old girl living in Lithuania in 1941. Until Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family apart and forcing them into a crowded train car. Her story spans 6,500 miles and multiple years as she finds solace in her art and tries to survive.

Whiteout by Various authors: This short story collection of interwoven narratives follows a group of teenagers as they band together, during a whiteout in Atlanta, to help a friend pull off an epic apology. Authors include bestsellers Nicola Yoon, Angie Thomas, Nic Stone, and more.

Turn up the heat, while on the ice, with hockey romances!

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Powerless by Elsie Silver

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren: Holland Davis wants to be known for her talent, not the fact that she’s the only girl on the hockey team. When she becomes a lead story for her status, the last ally she expects to find on her team is her bossy team captain Wes. 

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace: Anastasia Allen is working towards becoming an Olympic figure skater and has a full scholarship to Maple Hills. Nathan Hawkins is the captain of the Maple Hills hockey team. When they are forced to practice on the same rink, injury ensues, and Nathan has to step in for Anastasia’s partner. Good thing Anastasia doesn’t like hockey players… right?

The Deal by Elle Kennedy: To get her crush’s attention, Hannah Wells agrees to tutor the cocky captain of the school hockey team in exchange for a pretend date. Garrett Graham needs to get his grades up in order to play professional hockey. He’ll do whatever it takes, including helping Hannah make another guy jealous. Until he decides he might not want to pretend anymore.

Powerless by Elsie Silver: After living in the friend zone for years with neither of them knowing the other’s feelings, professional hockey player Jasper Gervais and ballerina Sloane Winthrop aren’t looking at each other like friends anymore. An impromptu road trip might just change everything.

Check out a librarian favorite from 2023!

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson: A glimpse into the lives of the Stockton’s, a well-connected, old-money family with lots of drama. Read about their indulgent lifestyle as some of New York’s one-percenters while also reading about their struggles with first loves, motherhood, class and family.

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune: In the middle of the forest, in a strange home built in the trees live three robots and a human. Upon meeting and repairing a fourth robot, they are thrust into an adventure that will take them across the country fighting for their created family.

Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross: In this young adult enemies-to-lovers novel, Iris and Roman are rival journalists who find a magical connection through their writing. As they continue to grow closer, they have to face the depths of hell and a war among gods together.

Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson: Tress has always lived on her island home in the emerald sea, washing windows and collecting cups from sailors traveling to faraway lands. When her only friend Charlie goes missing, she decides she’s going to start an adventure of her own to get him back.