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Librarians read…a lot!

And since we read so much, we’re uniquely qualified to recommend books that we think others might enjoy. Here are some of the books that we’re reading right now that we think would be worth your time to consider.

The Boy from the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben.

Author:
Harlan Coben

The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child’s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system. Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn’t know where he comes from, and he’s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people. When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein – with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection – asks him to use his unique skills to help find her.

Gilded

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Author:
Marissa Meyer

Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller’s daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue. Or so everyone believes. When one of Serilda’s outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move.

Horse

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Author:
Geraldine Brooks

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: From these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history. 

All Good People Here

Author:
Ashley Flowers

In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the No. 1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, a journalist uncovers her hometown’s dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor – and the disappearance of another girl twenty years later.

The Ghost Belonged to Me

Author:
Richard Peck

Thirteen-year-old Alexander Armsworth sees lights in the barn, is identified by Blossom Culp’s spiritualist mother as gifted, and begins a series of Mississippi River adventures accompanied by his aged Uncle Miles and a curious female ghost.

The Scholar

Author:
Dervia McTiernan

When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University early one morning, she calls her boyfriend, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. The dead girl is carrying an ID that will put this crime at the center of a scandal – her card identifies her as Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy – it has even funded Emma’s own ground-breaking research. As the murder investigation twists in unexpected ways and Cormac’s running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question himself and the beliefs that he has long held as truths.