2024 April Staff Picks

Check out what we've been reading/watching and loving! We think you'll enjoy them, too.

Updated March 26, 2024
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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries: Book One of the Emily Wilde Series
Fawcett, Heather
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north in this "incredibly fun journey through fae lands and dark magic" (NPR), the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series. "A darkly gorgeous...

Heather says: This was a really whimsical fantasy very different from other fantasy books I've read in the past. I always love stories that show the darker side of fairies from traditional folklore.

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The Frozen River
Lawhon, Ariel
Paper Book
GMA BOOK CLUB PICK * AN NPR BOOK OF THE YEAR * From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia and Code Name Hélène comes a gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century...

Maria says: I gave this one five stars! An amazing story about women empowerment in historical times.

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A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with one of them a damaged, brainy troublemaker, and with the school's head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam.

Bonnie says: A funny movie about students from a prep school who are accused of being entitled. Nominated for 5 Oscars!

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Nightwatching
Sierra, Tracy
Paper Book
Unputdownable · Psychological Suspense · Horror · Tense · Gripping A FALLON BOOK CLUB PICK "Pulse-pounding locked-room suspense." --Elle "Nightwatching is like nothing I've read before. I wolfed it down in two sittings; it's...

Jill says: I loved this intense, pulse pounding thriller about a home invasion.

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The Reformatory
Due, Tananarive
Paper Book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner and a New York Times Notable Book "You're in for a treat. The Reformatory is one of those books you can't put down. Tananarive Due hit it out of the park." --Stephen King A gripping, page-turning novel set in Jim Crow...

Christine says: It was compelling and moving and frightening and honest!

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Three-Inch Teeth
Box, C. J.
Paper Book
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett faces two different kinds of rampaging beasts--one animal, one human--in this riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box. A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage--killing, among others, the potential fiancé of Joe's...

Walt says: It was a bit much, which is good for me!

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What the River Knows
Ibanez, Isabel
Paper Book
The Mummy meets Death on the Nile in What the River Knows, Isabel Ibañez's lush, immersive historical fantasy set in Egypt and filled with adventure, a rivals-to-lovers romance, and a dangerous race. Bolivian-Argentinian Inez Olivera...

Jessica says: Magic, mystery, mummies - what more could a reader ask for? I devoured this story in a single day!

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A wolf called Romeo
Jans, Nick
Paper Book
The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska   No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black...

Stephanie says: It's really heart warming to read how a single friendly black wolf caused the vast majority of the city to come together in their affection for this amazing creature. I learned a great deal about him, the city and about wolves in general.

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