Looking for a new book to try? Here are three titles our patrons have enjoyed – so much so that they stopped by the Reader Services Desk to tell me about it!
If you enjoy mysteries filled with interesting details, Artifacts by Mary Anna Evans is the first in a “fascinating” series featuring an archeologist.
When it came out in 2003, Booklist said, “Evans introduces a strong female sleuth in this extremely promising debut, and she makes excellent use of her archaeological subject matter, weaving past and present together in a multilayered, compelling plot.” Readers must agree as last year the ninth title in the series was published!
Many people are familiar with the Star Wars movies, but did you know there’s an entire universe (heh) of books that have been written, too? A patron says Scoundrels adds “a new twist to the story we know” about Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian.
For those who really know their Star Wars timeline, this takes place during the Rebellion Era (five years within the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope).
If you’re looking for some interesting nonfiction, take a look at Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth. The patron who told me about this said he wasn’t sure he would like it, but a friend recommended it and he couldn’t put it down!
Publisher’s Weekly said, “Adventure writer Ryan rescues the brilliant, obsessive John Paul Stapp (1911-1999) from obscurity with this lively biography.”