Staff Picks Loresa Jessica Matt Sarah Wright Mary Ella Christine Amanda S Lakeside Stone BlindHaynes's retelling of Medusa's story is beautiful, sad, and witty. She seamlessly writes from multiple characters' points of view. PearlRelatable story for children (or adults) who feel insignificant. Beautiful message that small, intentional, and persistent actions can have huge impacts. Also beautifully illustrated. The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own makingValente tells a fantastic and enchanting story with fun and sophisticated word play. Clifford Northport The untethered soul : the journey beyond yourselfThis comes as an audiobook on Libby, as well. Michael has you ask yourself some of the Big Questions.If you want to be happy, then read this! ChatterPretty self explanatory....This also comes in several formats. Monte WalshIf you like reading Westerns, this one IMHO is the ultimate. Christine Kettle Falls All-of-a-kind familyA delightful glimpse into an ethnic neighborhood in 1912 New York. The Medici manuscript2nd book of the Glass Library series. Magical realism in post WWI London. Light and enjoyable. My dark VanessaDifficult topic, well handled. See my full review in the LOSC Catalog reviews. Ella Colville Twelve sharp : Stephanie Plum Series, Book 12Silly, exciting and a very talented reader. The whole series is great. The dead birdDeath from a kids point of view, just the right amount of sadness. The bear's songIntricate, beautiful illustrations, plus a bear & bee to find on each page! Jessica Loon Lake Demon CopperheadOne of her best and winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize - fast-paced adventure & insight. Deep emotions. I recommend the audiobook. Remarkably Bright CreaturesUnforgettable. A real treat. I'm glad my mom diedExposes the horrors and pressures of child actors and their families. A must-read. Loresa Kettle Falls The priory of the orange treeA high fantasy wonder that brings its various characters alive with intriguing politics, magic, a forbidden romance, and, of course, dragons. GearbreakersGiant robots, man-made gods, a love story between an up-and-coming pilot and a rebellious outlaw, and a hint of found family makes this a fast paced, light sci-fi read to scratch any giant mecha itch. Klara and the sunA beautiful dive into humanity and what it means to live and love, it's a story that sticks with you long after the pages have stopped. Matt Chewelah The bodyguard Hatchet Island The last house on the street Mary Loon Lake Cold light of day Fable The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse Sarah Chewelah Lemon Curd Killer Caramel pecan roll murder Riverbend Gap Sarah Colville Daughter of the emperor. 1Great Father and Daughter bonding in this most excellent Korean Comic, where the father is a tyrant and his daughter teaches him how to be human. Lady Tan's circle of womenGreat historical novel about the politics and inner workings of women in the Ming Dynasty. Cocaine BearHilarious horror movie on par with Zombieland. Wright Kettle Falls & Northport A brightness long ago A rich novel combining fantasy and historical fiction elements, French author Kay brings something different to the table. The land acrossGene Wolfe always brings the unexpected, and this is no exception. Mysterious and gripping, with plenty of surprises. Leviathan wakes : The Expanse Series, Book 1The Expanse is some of the best hard sci-fi to come out in recent years; believable and gritty, full of great political intrigue and action-packed moments.