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Looking for a good read, but don’t know where to start? It may not surprise you that we have some super readers on our staff who would happily suggest a few titles for you. Here are a few books that they have recently recommended:

Recommendations from summer 2014

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast - New Yorker cartoonist Chast writes and draws a memoir of looking after her parents in their nineties.  The title is apparently what they would always say to change the subject whenever she tried to talk to them about end of life care or estate planning.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson - A teenager deals with the murder of her parents, and the possibility that one of her siblings may be to blame.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - If you enjoy the TV show, you’ll love the book. I highly recommend the audiobook-makes it slightly easier to keep up with all those characters!

Landline by Rainbow Rowell – A woman uses a landline phone to make calls to the past, to reconnect with a past love.

Life by Keith Richards - This autobiography has everything a reader could want: sex, drugs, rock and roll, death, violence, betrayal, and anecdotes for days all told from the perspective of one of the coolest guys in the world, Keith Richards.

The One & Only by Emily Griffin - A Great book for fall that has everything: romance, comedy, and football!

The Property by Rutu Modan  – A granddaughter travels with her grandmother to Warsaw for the first time since before the war. This  is a smart, funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: a novel by Gabrielle Zevin -Quirky bookseller recommends short stories to his young son.

Recommendations from spring 2014

Blood Red by Mercedes Lackey – A retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood,” with werewolves!

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett - The Munrungs search for a new home after their village is destroyed by a powerful and mysterious natural force.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Looking for excitement, a girl ventures into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own.

Ragtime Cowboys by Loren D. Estleman - In 1921, ex-Pinkerton agents Charlie Siringo and Dashiell Hammett track down a missing horse for Wyatt Earp.

Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher – The 15th and most recent (released in May 2014) installment of the series about Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I.

Check back for more recommendations in the coming weeks!

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