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.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by reading a book from an Irish author.
Highfire by Eoin Colfer: From the author of the Artemis Fowl series comes a hilarious, high-energy novel about a dragon living in the bayous of Louisiana. Comedy, action, and high fantasy collide with characters who are snarky, culturally aware, and multi-faceted.
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue: In 1859, a journalist in Ireland investigates what the locals think could be a miracle or a medical anomaly. Eleven-year-old Anna claims to have survived with no food for months. This psychological thriller investigates two strangers and the intersection of their lives.
The Searcher by Tana French: After moving to a remote village in Ireland, retired detective Cal Hooper plans to renovate his cottage and relax. This is short-lived when a local boy comes to him for help when his brother goes missing. Cal can’t escape the pull to dive into the case and figure out what is wrong in this new community.
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes: Covering two timelines and set in Dublin, this novel follows Stella Sweeney as she works to get her life back on track after leaving New York City. We get insight into the different stages of her life including her family, work, and journey through self-reflection.
Normal People by Sally Rooney: Connell and Marianne have an unconventional relationship. After connecting in high school and then again at college they begin to become a source of comfort for one another. Explore class, first loves, and the intersections of family and friendship in this novel. Once you read the book, enjoy the TV series on Hulu!
March is Women’s History Month. Read a book written by and about women!
Circe by Madeline Miller: Circe is the story of a woman banished by Zeus because he was intimidated by her power. Featuring many prominent figures in Greek mythology, Circe shows the winding path to finding yourself, and proves that it’s not always straightforward.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: Shaker Heights is a suburb in Ohio where there are rules about everything, like what color you can paint your house. But what happens when someone new moves to town and wants to challenge these long-standing rules. Celeste Ng delivers multiple character’s perspectives and histories sewn together with a flourish.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet tells the story behind the creation of one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Hamlet. An eye-opening look into a marriage, and the heartbreaking loss of a child. The story follows the struggles and vindication of Agnes against the backdrop of the Black Plague.
Educated by Tara Westover: This memoir follows Tara Westover’s life as she sets food in a classroom for the first time at age seventeen and works her way toward attending college. A coming-of-age story about family, grief, and the power of education and all that it offers.
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner: Michelle Zauner’s memoir is about growing up as a Korean American woman, losing her mother, and working towards finding her own identity. Explore the connections between food, family, and the Asian-American experience. Michelle Zauner is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Japanese Breakfast.
March 5-11 is “Read an eBook Week.” Check out these book lists featured on our e-services.
- Female Leads: Books written by women, about women.
- National Craft Month: All kinds of craft books!
- Spanish Titles: Explore e-books and audiobooks in Spanish!
- Racial Justice: E-books and audiobooks all about the history and present of racial justice in America.
- Shelf Care: Books all about body positivity!
- Being Young and In Love: Featured young adult romance titles.