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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.

Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

“Dune Messiah” continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known – and feared – as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne – and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence. And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover Chani and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty.

The A.B.C. Murders

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Recognized as one of Christie’s cleverest mysteries in the highly popular Poirot series, it is sure to be a success with her many avid fans. A serial killer is on the loose, murdering his victims in alphabetical order, leaving an ABC Railway Guide beside each body … and also playing a game with Hercule Poirot, alerting him in advance to the location of the murders, but Poirot always arrives too late. Intrigued by the psychopath’s mind and methodology, Poirot travels the length and breadth of England – determined to track down the ruthless killer.

Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Louise dumps her popular, jock boyfriend after he makes some insensitive remarks about his brother’s Native American fiancée without regard for the fact that she is also Native American. As a reporter for her school newspaper, she finds herself working on the story of the year alongside Joey. A story that involves racism, blackmail, and bullying centered around the cast of the school play – a cast that includes Louise’s younger brother.

All That Is Mine I Carry With Me

All That is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay

William Landay

Three grown siblings confront their father’s role in their mother’s disappearance in this arresting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of “Defending Jacob.”

Jane Larkin disappeared without a trace in November 1976. When 10-year-old Miranda arrives home from school that autumn afternoon, finding her mother’s pocketbook in its usual spot in the front hall, she assumes her mother will be back any minute. But as the hours tick by, alone in the house, Miranda becomes filled with a steady certainty that her mother will never come home again.

In the absence of other leads, detectives quickly turn their suspicions toward Jane’s husband, Daniel. A criminal defense attorney, Dan would know a thing or two about how to stay one step ahead of investigators. Indeed, no evidence is ever found. But nor is any real possible motive. And so Miranda and her two older brothers, Jeff and Alex, are left in limbo, to be raised by the man who may or may not have murdered their mother.

Over the years, as the case grows colder, each makes their own uneasy peace with the situation. Until one day, when they are all grown – and a body is found

Little Pilgrim’s Progress

Little Pilgrim's Progress by Helen L. Taylor

Helen L. Taylor

Perceiving the need for a simpler version of a timeless classic, Helen Taylor faithfully adapted John Bunyan’s allegory of the Christian life, “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” for young readers – hoping to bring its treasury of wisdom nearer to children’s hearts and minds. That version has sold over 800,000 copies! It preserves the original plot lines of Bunyan’s classic while telling the story of Little Christian and Christiana in a way that kids can understand.