What our staff borrowed from the library in February

We’re back again this month with what our staff borrowed from the library in February. As you can probably imagine, it’s kind of hard to work here every day and not be active users of our library cards. Here’s what we decided to borrow and what we thought of them!

What do you think? Have you read any of these books? Loved them? Hated them? Let us know if you decide to read any of these titles and what you end up thinking of them!

Title: Before and After (Adult Non-fiction)
Author/Artist: Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
How we enjoyed it: Book
Karen’s thoughts: True account of the children affected by Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Society. For fans of Lisa Wingate’s book Before We Were Yours.

Title: The Girl On the Train (Adult Fiction)
Author/Artist: Paula Hawkins
How we enjoyed it: Book
Linda’s thoughts: I call this Gone Girl Lite because it has the same feel to it. The major difference is that at least some of the characters in this novel have some redeeming qualities.

Title: Aurora Rising (YA Fiction)
Author/Artist: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
How we enjoyed it: Book
Brittany’s thoughts: Aurora Rising is an action-filled escapade through the galaxy with a group of characters who feel more like your own friends with each page.

Title: The Color Purple
Author/Artist: Steven Spielberg
How we enjoyed it: DVD
Eric’s thoughts: I saw some movie theaters were showing it again in February to celebrate Black History Month and the movie’s 35th anniversary. It remains my favorite Steven Spielberg film and thought it time to revisit this modern day classic.

Title: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Graphic Novel)
Author/Artist: Charlie Mackesy
How we enjoyed it: Book
Danijela’s thoughts: A great book about love, kindness, and friendship.

Title: Molten Mud Murder (Adult Fiction)
Author/Artist: Sara E. Johnson
How we enjoyed it: Book
Sarah’s thoughts: A great new author. The protagonist is a forensic odontologist (tooth doctor) from South Carolina on an extended visit to New Zealand. Maori culture interwoven into the story. I love mysteries that include a little cultural education. If you like Tony Hillerman or Faye Kellerman, you’ll especially enjoy this book.

Title: The Last All-Girl Filling Station Reunion (Adult Fiction)
Author/Artist: Fannie Flagg
How we enjoyed it: Book
Linda’s thoughts: Sometimes you just want a book that is pure entertainment. That makes you laugh out loud. That you do not have to think too hard about. That has really short chapters. This is it!

Title: Everything Chocolate: a Decadent Collection of Morning Pastries, Nostalgic Sweets, and Showstopping Desserts (Adult Non-fiction)
Author/Artist: America’s Test Kitchen
How we enjoyed it: Book
Deb’s thoughts: 200 foolproof recipes all about chocolate. I mean, who knew there were so many recipes for different consistencies and uses for chocolate ganache? I’ll be returning to this particular cookbook again and again!

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