FEBRUARY Titles for Adults
Library Lovers' Month
What You Are Looking For Is In The Library
by Michiko Aoyama
This heartwarming bestseller from Japan weaves the interconnected stories of five people who feel lost in life. One by one, they find their way to the community library and meet an intuitive librarian who helps her patrons find their way forward. Her book recommendations surprise them at first glance, but ultimately the books on their reading lists end up changing their lives. An encouraging book about the magic of libraries and the discovery of connection.
For the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library
by Thatcher Wine
Bring your love of libraries to your home with this book that celebrates the unique and powerful ways home libraries, whether a few shelves, bookcases, or a dedicated room, inspire creativity, learning, and self-reflection.
The Madman’s Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosity from History
by Edward Brooke-Hitching
From cryptic codices to literary hoaxes, The Madman’s Library takes you on a magical journey through the world's most eccentric and beautiful books. Author and collector Brooke-Hitching acts as your spirited guide, sharing fascinating stories and stunning illustrations that bring these literary oddities to life.
Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library
It is easy to forget that there was a time when the public library was the only available resource people had to answer their many questions. This humorous collection consists of responses to questions received between the 1940s and the late 1980s, including: “Is it possible to keep an octopus in a private home?” and “Where can I rent a guillotine?”
The Weight of Ink
by Rachel Kadish
The Weight of Ink is a fitting title for this novel as it weighs heavily on your emotions. Through suspense, heartache, intrigue, and discovery, this sweeping, historical fiction novel interweaves the lives of women across centuries. Peeling back history and the heartbreaking lives of the past, Kadish expertly delivers a phenomenal story that fully immerses you into a story of the heart and mind.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michelle Richardson
eAudiobook- available on the Libby App
Set during the Great Depression in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, this book is equal parts heart wrenching and heartwarming. You will fall in love with the characters and the wonderful web that Kim Michelle Richardson weaves. Nineteen year-old Cussy Mary Carter, said to be the last of the blue-skinned people of the hills, is one of the traveling librarians of President Roosevelt's new Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project. These brave and stubborn women face the weather, rough terrain, unsavory characters, and all manner of dangers on their daily routes to deliver books and other reading material to the poor and starving in this area. Life during the depression is hard, but in the remote hollers of the Appalachian Mountains, life is full of adversities and tribulations. And to many of the impoverished hill people, visits from the "Book Woman" brings a shining ray of light in dark times, and her books are a means of escaping their hardships. Along her dangerous route, Cussy, known as Bluet to the mountain folk, confronts those who look down on her damselfly-blue skin and the government's new book program.
The Woman in The Library
by Sulari Gentill
Freddie, an aspiring thriller writer, shares a table at the Library with three perfect strangers, each unaware that they are about to be thrust into their own mystery. Meanwhile, established author Hannah pens her latest manuscript, while a distant fan becomes increasingly critical and invested in her work. Though intertwined by deceptively cozy settings and compelling characters, The Woman in The Library ensures that both stories stand out on their own and that each twist remains as engaging as the next.