September Staff Recommendations

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

September Staff Recommendations

Fiction

  • A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah E. Harkness. [Palm View Branch] “Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted manuscript deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.” ~Rolando
  • Thrawn: Treason, by Timothy Zahn. [Palm View Branch] “Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.” ~Rolando

Science Fiction

  • Magic For Liars, by Sarah Gailey. [Main Library] “An interesting twist on the familiar Harry Potter style story, where a private detective must investigate a grisly death in a school for young magicians. Definitely not for kids.” ~Robert B.
  • Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. [Main Library] “Magic that involves different types of metal, amazing world building and my favorite female character written. Also available as ebook and eaudiobook.” ~Grace

eBooks

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow, by Silvia Moreno Garcia. [eBranch] “This is a mystical tale of Mayan gods and legends, set in the 1920’s Jazz Age Mexico. The atmospheric writing style will transport you through time and space to a place of heroes, demons, and love.” ~Julia

Graphic Novels

  • California Dreamin’, by Penelope Bagieu. [Main Library] “A delightful look to the person behind Cass Elliot and why she, along with her voice, is an important part of music history.” ~Alison
  • The Wendy Project, by Melissa Jane Osborne. [Main Library] “This is a beautifully drawn story of a different take on Peter Pan where Wendy comes to terms with her thoughts and the real world.” ~Ana

Non-Fiction

  • Bilingual Visual Dictionary, by Angeles Gavira. [Palm View Branch] “A quick way to learn more than 6,000 Russian words and phrases featuring a complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life.” ~Veronica C.
  • The Neuroscience Bible, by Jon Turney. [Lark Branch] “It seems interesting and well-organized. Illustrations/photos are also good.” ~Sean
  • Grilling: 280+ sizzling recipes for year-round grilling, by John Whalen. [Lark Branch] “Well laid out and easy to follow recipes.” ~Sean
  • 125 Best Chinese Recipes, by W.A. Jones. [Lark Branch] “It seems pretty easy to read and there is a section on special ingredients.” ~Sean

Blu-ray/CD

  • Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording, by Lin-Manuel Miranda. [Main Library] “A serious, yet hilarious take on the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton – the music and lyrics will get you singing in no time.” ~Lorie
  • Rosemary’s Baby, by Roman Polanski. [Main Library] “It had a great twist, and the film was ahead of its time! Really enjoyed it and recommend it.” ~Abigail
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, by Morgan Neville. [Main Library] “A radical and empathetic documentary that tells you to keep going and keep growing.” ~Alison
  • A La Mala, by Pitipol Ybarra. [Palm View Branch] “A Mexican romantic comedy about two friends who test a lovers fidelity.” ~Veronica C.

Children’s Easy Books

Children’s Non-Fiction

  • Disaster Strikes!, by Jeffery Kluger. [Lark Branch] “It looks to be concise and well written. It is a book you can read a chapter at a time because each chapters is about a different disaster.” ~Sean

Children’s Fiction

  • A Walk In Wolf Wood, by Mary Stewart. [Main Library] “One of my favorite books as a child! A great fantasy adventure for older kids and a lovely nightly read-to-me book for younger children.” ~Heather

Young Adult Fiction

  • Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi. [Main Library] “It takes current events and depicts them in a fantasy world as a great call for action.” ~Anonymous
  • Unwind, by Neal Shusterman. [Main Library] “Unwind is a great read about teenagers between the ages of 13-18 escaping harvest camps so as not to be dissected and having their body parts used for science.” ~Lorie

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