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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.

Secrets of the Octopus

Book: Secrets of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Author:
Sy Montgomery

The companion to the highly-anticipated National Geographic television special-narrated by Paul Rudd and airing for Earth Day – this beautifully illustrated book explores the alluring underwater world of the octopus – a creature that resembles an alien lifeform, but whose behavior has earned it a reputation as one of the most intelligent animals on the planet.

Her Radiant Curse

Book: Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim

Author:
Elizabeth Lim

Channi was not born a monster. But when her own father offers her in sacrifice to the Demon Witch, she is forever changed. Cursed with a serpent’s face, Channi is the exact opposite of her beautiful sister, Vanna – the only person in the village who looks at Channi and doesn’t see a monster. The only person she loves and trusts. Now seventeen, Vanna is to be married off in a vulgar contest that will enrich the coffers of the village leaders. Only Channi, who’s had to rely on her strength and cunning all these years, can defend her sister against the cruelest of the suitors. But in doing so, she becomes the target of his wrath – launching a grisly battle royale, a quest over land and sea, a romance between sworn enemies, and a choice that will strain Channi’s heart to its breaking point.

First Lie Wins 

Book: First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston

Author:
Ashley Elston

Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist. The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job. Evie isn’t privy to Mr. Smith’s real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and she’s starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie can’t make any mistakes – especially after what happened last time. Because the one thing she’s worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to – her real identity – just walked right into this town. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there’s still a future in front of her. The stakes couldn’t be higher – but then, Evie has always liked a challenge

A Tempest of Tea

Book: A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal

Author:
Hafsah Faizal

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by night, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it – she can’t do the job alone.

Gone With the Wind

Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Author:
Margaret Mitchell

After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O’Hara sets about to salvage her Georgia plantation home. A romantic Civil War epic in which Scarlet O’Hara, a forceful and ruthless heroine, and Rhett Butler, a war profiteer, play out their tempestuous love affair against the background of the war-torn South.