Come on by your favorite MPL location and enjoy the latest selection of books, CD’s and DVD’s recommended by our dedicated staff!
June Staff Recommendations
- Napoleon’s Pyramids, by William Dietrich. [Main Library] “A light, fun adventure story set during Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt complete with ancient cults, hidden artifacts, daring escapes and a bit of romance.” ~Robert B.
- The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu. [Main Library] “A collection of stories that are beautiful and thought-provoking.” ~Alison
- The Devil All the Time, by Donald Ray Pollock. [Main Library] “‘The Devil All the Time is set in Southern Ohio and West Virginia and has a cast of compelling and intricate characters. It’s a must read for all fans of Southern fiction.” ~Rudy
- The Curious Incident Of the Dog In the Night-time, by Mark Haddon. [Main Library] “He may be only 15 and have special traits, but Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of his neighbor’s dog’s death. We see his world as he embarks on this search and overcomes what some felt to be his limitations. It was a worthwhile read which gave me better understanding of how it feels to be on the autism spectrum.'” ~Beverly
- Roman Blood, by Steven Saylor. [Main Library] “A murder mystery novel set in ancient Rome, the book serves as both an interesting look into the daily life of a Roman citizen as well as a solid crime story.” ~Robert B.
- Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-ins, by Kathy Griffin. [Lark Branch] “I think some of her stories are funny.” ~Sean
- A Unique Mind, by Kay R. Jamison. [Main Library] “A harrowing, eye-opening journey of a woman struggling with manic-depression and overcoming it.” ~Alison
- John Muir : At Home In the Wild, by Katherine S. Talmadge. [Lark Branch] “It is a good biography for children but not too brief.” ~Sean
- El Valle de los Caballos, by Jean M. Auel. [Palm View Branch] “El Segundo libro en la serie epica Hijos de la Tierra del autor Jean M. Auel.” ~Rolando
- Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw, by Mark Bowden. [Lark Branch] “It is an interesting story and it might be better than his book about the Philadelphia Eagles during the 1980s.” ~Sean
- The Lost City of Z, by David Grann. [Palm View Branch] “Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author’s own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett’s final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle.” ~John D.
- The Innocent : Will Robie Series, Book 1., by David Baldacci. [Electronic Branch] “Will Robie is a hit man for the US government who refuses to eliminate his target, but becomes a target himself. While fleeing, his path crosses with a young runaway whose parents were murdered. Could there be a connection?” ~Rolando
Children’s Easy Books
- Pride & Prejudice : A Counting Primer, by Jennifer Adams. [Palm View Branch] “Introduce young children to the world of classic literature.” ~Maria O.
- Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, by Stephanie Clarkson. [Palm View Branch] “Lost in the jungle …could he survive?” ~Maria O.
- The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter. [Main Library] “A comedy about relationships, love, and culture clash.” ~Bob
- Ex Machina, directed by Alex Garland. [Main Library] “Sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence and it’s ethical implications.” ~Bob
- The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray. [Palm View Branch] “‘David Grann’s book as brought to life on the big screen by writer/director James Gray.” ~John D.
- Chavela, directed by James Gray. [Main Library] “Chavela Vargas and her unique story are captured in this film detailing her journey as one of Mexico’s most beloved musicians.'” ~Priscilla
- Musas, by Natalia Lafourcade. [Main Library] “One of Mexico’s prominent pop-rock singer’s, Natalia Lafourcade’s is captivating in these renditions of popular regional music.'” ~Priscilla