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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.

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Author:
Rick Riordan

“A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, ‘Can we do this anonymously?’ Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.”

So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic – and sarcastic asides – to the classics.

A Vow So Bold and Deadly

A Vow so Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

Author:
Brigid Kemmerer

Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone – even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.

Murder Inside the Beltway

Murder Inside the Beltway by Margaret Truman

Author:
Margaret Truman

Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C. call girl, is found bludgeoned to death in her Adams-Morgan apartment. At the murder scene, a video camera is discovered nestled high on a bookshelf. Had the victim taped some of her clients during their sexual liaisons? As the investigation proceeds, so does business inside the Beltway. President Burton Pyle is heatedly running for re-election against consummate politician Robert Colgate, who is expected to win. Colgate, though, is not without cracks in his slick exterior: Rumors swirl about his failing marriage and various dalliances. But no one is prepared for the explosive development that erupts when the daughter of Colgate’s closest friend is kidnapped and Detective Mary Hall and rookie cop Matthew Jackson uncover a shocking connection between the abduction, the Curzon case – and a killer no one will see coming.

True Biz

True Biz by Sara Novic

Author:
Sara Novic

A “tender, beautiful and radiantly outraged” (New York Times Book Review) novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf. From the acclaimed author of “Girl at War.”

  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

The Wonder

The wonder : a novel by Emma Donoghue

Author:
Emma Donoghue

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who is said to be living without food, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. As Anna’s life ebbs away, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child but for that child’s very survival.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Author:
Stephenie Meyer 

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, “Midnight Sun.” This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life.