The Read More! Reading Challenge suggestions for the month of November are here! Read a book by an author that has your first or last name or a book by a Debut Author!
An Author that has your First/Last Name
Use our online catalog to search for an Author that has your First or Last Name. Have fun searching! Need some inspiration? Here are books with authors based on the first names of our staff members.
Ashes of fiery weather – by Kathleen Donohoe
Genre: Family sagas; Historical fiction
Description: A multigenerational tale about the passionate loves and losses of women in a family of firefighters traces their experiences spanning from famine-era Ireland to Brooklyn a decade after the September 11 attacks.
Brood – by Jackie Polzin
Genre: Psychological fiction; Relationship fiction
Description: An unnamed narrator recounts her year-long attempt to overcome a loss while taking pains to safeguard four chickens from challenges ranging from predators and an interfering mother to a tornado and a brutal Minnesota winter.
Dodgers – by Bill Beverly
Genre: Adult books for young adults; Coming-of-age stories; Crime fiction
Description: East, a Los Angeles gang member who works as a lookout, is only 16 when he’s sent to Wisconsin as part of a group to kill a witness hiding out there. Along with three other teens (including his younger brother), he must traverse an entirely alien America, where as young black men they stand out far more than they did in L.A. Observant and cautious, East is a complex character, one who is good at what he does but not entirely hardened by his life. — Description by Shauna Griffin.
Still Alice – by Lisa Genova
Genre: Mainstream fiction; Page to screen
Description: Feeling at the top of her game when she is suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Harvard psychologist Alice Howland struggles to find meaning and purpose in her life as her concept of self gradually slips away.
A Book by a Debut Author
The Bartender’s Cure – by Wesley Straton
Genre: Mainstream fiction
Description: A novel about an aspiring bartender at the perfect neighborhood bar, filled with cocktail recipes and bartending tips and tricks.
In a New York Minute – by Kate Spencer
Genre: Contemporary romances; Multiple perspectives; Romantic comedies
Description: Becoming media sensations after a meet-cute moment in lower Manhattan, Franny Doyle and Hayes Montgomery III are the most disastrous match until repeated chance meetings lead to unexpected love.
Nightcrawling – by Leila Mottley
Genre: African American fiction; Book club best bets; Literary fiction; Psychological fiction
Description: When a drunken altercation with a stranger turns into a job she desperately needs, Kiara, who supports her brother and an abandoned 9-year-old boy, starts nightcrawling until her name surfaces in an investigation exposing her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.
Shutter – by Ramona Emerson
Genre: Ghost stories; Thrillers and suspense
Description: A forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force, Rita Todacheene, who sees the ghosts of crime victims who point her toward the clues the other investigators overlook, is caught in the crosshairs of one of Albuquerque’s most dangerous cartels when a furious ghost sets her on a path of vengeance.
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