March LibraryReads

Every month at, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list.


Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to …

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Semiosis by Sue Burke

You’ve eaten an apple, right? When you did, did you ever consider that you might be doing the apple tree’s bidding? That through its delicious fruit, the tree has tricked you into spreading its seeds and cultivating more trees across …

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Magpie Murders is Anthony Horowitz’s gift to armchair detectives: a meta murder mystery.

Narrator Susan Ryeland is the ultimate whodunit fan as well as the editor of her publishing house’s best-selling mystery writer, Alan Conway. She is the first reader …

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The 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Winners

This week PEN America, announced the 2018 winners of their prestigious PEN America Literary Awards honoring authors who have made significant contributions to the literary world. The prizes celebrate books published in both fiction and non-fiction, including sports writing, science …

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

With nods to all series from Scooby-Doo to Nancy Drew and a huge tip of the hat to the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton, Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero is a delight.

Every summer the four kids (plus dog) …

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Seventeen year-old Cassandra wants to become a writer like her father, but one without his ten-year writer’s block. The money from his first book is tied up in a crumbling castle where Cassandra lives with her sister Rose and stepmother …

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The Clarity by Keith Thomas

In the 1960s a scientist named James V. McConnell was researching memory and planarian worms. He know these worms could regenerate when injured. Cut one in half and the head grows a new tail while the tail grows a new …

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Santigold: Masters of My Make-Believe

With the Black Panther movie hitting theaters, there are a few things in the story line that grab my attention. I grew up in a town called Wauconda, which shares the same pronunciation as the Black Panther’s mythical home country …

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2018 Newberry Medals

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada

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