New Book Friday: August

We had a dilemma this year – do we put New Book Friday up a week early, or a week late? Lucky for you, you get August’s New Book Friday a week ahead of schedule!

If you’re curious as to what the staff is loving…

A Bad Day for Voodoo – gross, gory, and HYSTERICALLY funny. Miss Kate has gotten weird looks on the subway because of how much she’s been LOLing.

Croak – ever wondered if there’s more than one Grim Reaper? And what if snarky teens had the job?

The End – learn how the world might end … or why some apocalypse movies just won’t happen in the real world.

Selection – okay. One of our librarians has the ebook out (THERE’S AN EBOOK) – but it’s apparently a cross between The Hunger Games and America’s Next Top Model.









New Book Friday: March 2012






Recommendations for this month:

Loved Chime by Franny Billingsley? Or A Great and Terrible Beauty? Then Born Wicked is just perfect for you! I could not put this novel down, and eschewed household chores just to spend more time in Cate’s world.

Chopsticks – what’s real and what’s not real in this haunting tale of Glory & Frank’s relationship?

Loved Beastly? Wanted to know more about Kendra’s story? Get her history in Bewitching.

New Book Friday: November!



So what are the recommendations for this month?

Y: The Last Man graphic novel series. For mature teens. The best way to read this phenomenal series is to marathon it.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick: I read this back in May. In one sitting. And woke up everyone in the house because I was laughing so hard. This novel is at best a cross between Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Devilish Something wicked is going on at St. Teresa’s Preparatory School.

New Book Friday: October


Books that are AMAZINGLY awesome (and you should read RIGHT NOW):

Anna Dressed in Blood – Miss Diane says it’s sufficiently creepy.

The Boyfriend List: (15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver) – the start of Roo’s story. Bring on the neuroticism, bring on the heartbreak, bring on the kisses and not-kisses and a houseboat.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone – once upon a time, and angel and a devil fell in love. It did NOT end well.

Daughters of Eve, Down a Dark Hall, Locked in Time, Stranger with My Face, Summer of Fear – the quintessential Lois Duncan novels, re-released! These books are full of thrills, chills, and will scare the pants off you.

Glow – What if you’re expected to populate New Earth?

Totally Joe – Loved The Misfits? Find out more of Joe’s story, and what else is going on with the Gang of Five.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer -Miss Kate read this … and was up until 3 a.m. finishing it. It’s dark, it’s creepy, and has more twists and turns than the best Gothic novel you’ve ever read.

Wildwood – do you love the Decemberists? Do you love fairytales similar to The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, or A Wrinkle of Time, or dare we say, Harry Potter? Written by Colin Meloy (lead singer of the Decemberists) and illustrated by Carson Ellis (illustrator for the Decemberists AND The Mysterious Benedict Society…) … this awesome adventure starts when Prue’s baby brother is taken away by a murder of crows. What happens next? You’ll have to read to find out.

New Book Friday

We’re entering our last month of book reviews before the Teen Summer Reading Club kicks off at the end of June.  Community service letters will be sent out in early February to all participants in our Winter Read a Book, Write a Review program. If you’re desperate to earn an extra four hours of service, here are our newest titles that can sate your need:

I can already recommend a few books: Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: where do your rights end and consequences begin? by Judge Tom Jacobs. I read it earlier this week, and if you need information on various court cases, computer crimes, and on what has happened to several victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying – this book is a great print resource.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White stars sixteen-year old Evie, who just wants to be a normal human being: normal friends, prom, lockers, curfew. This just doesn’t mesh with her life: a bagger-and-tagger for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. Things go from business-as-usual to really weird when something starts killing off paranormals. Can Evie stop the threat in time? Will she ever see a real-live locker? Read and find out.

Community Service Alert: Read a Book, Write a Review

Need Community Service hours for school?  You can earn four hours of community service by reading a Young Adult book (published in 2009, 2010, 2011) and filling out a review sheet.

The YA title can be: fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, a book from our library, a book from another library, a book that you own. It *must* be a Young Adult title though, and It MUST HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED in 2009, 2010, 2011.

Yes, it’s that easy.  Read the book. Answer a few simple questions. Bring the form back here and hand it to Miss Kate. If you need a great book recommendation, check out our New Book Friday posts, browse the YA section downstairs, or ask!

Read a Book Write a Review Form

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