5 Books I’m looking forward to reading

5 Books I’m looking forward to reading

So many books, so little time…That is how I have been feeling lately due to all of the amazing new books that are making their way onto the library’s shelves. My “to be read” list is growing and that can never be a bad thing, right? We are in the first part of the new year and I have already found 5 amazing titles that I cannot wait to read this year!

5 books I’m looking forward to reading

The Better Liar by Tanen Jones: “Robin Voigt is dead. If Leslie had arrived at her sister’s cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: She and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them together–or not at all.”

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano: “One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?”

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel: Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. One day after the school’s annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community–parents, teachers, students, police, and the media–are left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers and they have vowed to keep one another’s secrets.”

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins:Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy-two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city.”

When We Were Vikings by Andrew MacDonald: “For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules: A smile means “thank you for doing something small that I liked.”
2. Fist bumps and dabs = respect.
3. Strange people are not appreciated in her home.
4. Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet.
5. Sometimes the most important things don’t fit on lists.But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary.”


The library is adding new titles every day to the collection. Stop by one of our 10 branches and take a look at the New Shelf! You can also browse the most popular book titles on our Lucky Day Shelf. If you would like to read one of these titles, or all 5, ask a staff member for assistance.

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Shayna is the Adult Services Specialist at the New Richmond Branch Library.

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