October Staff Recommendations

Come on by your favorite MPL location and enjoy the latest selection of books, Blu-ray’s and DVD’s recommended by our dedicated staff!

October Staff Recommendations

Oct Staff Rec 2017


  • Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies, by Ace Atkins. [Palm View Branch] “Boston PI Spenser and right hand man Hawk follow a con man’s trail of smoke and mirrors in the latest entry of the iconic crime series.” ~John D.
  • Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman. [Main Library] “A charming story about magic and sisterly love between two women as different as day and night.” ~Alison
  • It: A Novel, by Stephen King. [Palm View Branch] “The thrilling novel IT was written in 1986 by The King of Horror and is now a major motion. This story will take you on a journey through the quaint town of Derry, Maine where fear, suspense and the macabre lurks around every corner. Not recommended for children or those prone to nightmares.” ~Rolando
  • The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht. [Main Library] “A fascinating layered narrative with a beautiful outlook on life.” ~Alison
  • True Grit, by Charles Portis. [Main Library] “U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is hired by a 14-year-old girl to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She accepts the help of a Texas Ranger, who is intent on the reward, and accompanies them on the quest.” ~Gabriel

Spanish Fiction

  • Las mujers matan mejor, by Omar Nieto. [Main Library] “Con un despiadado ritmo y sin concesiones este narrativo deja entrever que el narcotráfico no es – y tal vez nunca ha sido-un fenómeno únicamente norteño y mucho menos exclusivo de los hombres.” ~Ema
  • Un cuento oscuro, by Naomi Novik. [Main Library] “Un bosque corrupto. Un mago misterioso y solitario. Una joven cuyo poder lo cambiará todo…” ~Ema


Young Adult Fiction

  • Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake. [Palm View Branch] “Cas is a ghost hunter who is facing the most deadly ghost of his career.” ~Helen
  • The Girl From the Well, by Rin Chupeco. [Palm View Branch] “The story of The Ring from the point of view of the ghost.” ~Helen
  • Rot & Ruin, by Jonathan Maberry. [Palm View Branch] “A post-apocalyptic, zombie novel from the point of view of teenagers that were born into a reality where whacking Zoms for cash is just another job. Throughout the novel readers will experience an blend of lighthearted comedy and heart-racing fear.” ~Rolando

Young Adult Nonfiction

  • Famous Trials, by Joan Lock. [Lark Branch]  “It is a good overview of some famous trials.” ~Sean

Children’s Easy Books

  • On the Plane, by Carron Brown. [Palm View Branch] “I love to travel.” ~Maria O.
  • The Tailypo, by Joanna Galdone. [Main Library] “An excellent spooky story for Halloween, best told with a black furry puppet crawling up the storyteller’s back. Tailypo tailypo, I’m coming to get my tailypo~!” ~Heather
  • The Christmas Fox, by Anik McGrory. [Palm View Branch] “An interesting story for the Christmas nativity explanation.” ~Joanna B.
  • Children’s Fiction
  • El otoño, by Aaron Carr. [Palm View Branch] “It is educational to show children about the seasons.” ~Joanna B.

Children’s Fiction

  • Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. [Main Library] “A good story for a young reader in search for a few scares on Halloween.” ~Robert B.

Children’s Non-Fiction

  • How to Soccer, by Alexander Cox. [Lark Branch] “It is a nice concise book about playing soccer for children.” ~Sean


  • The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick. [Main Library] “A classic film of suspense and horror that slowly builds up to an exciting conclusion.” ~Robert B.
  • Ghost lab pursuit of the paranormal, by Discovery. [Main Library] “Follow Brad and Barry Klinge, founders of Everyday Paranormal, on a paranormal investigative journey!” ~Priscilla

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