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Aug 19

Staff Picks, End of Summer Book Recommendations

Posted on August 19, 2022 at 3:53 PM by Beth Pofahl

These hot days of summer just won't let up. It's a good thing we've got lots of cool book recommendations! Read on to hear about some of our latest favorites.

Max suggests . . . Water for Elephants book coverWater for Elephants  
by Sara Gruen 


A volatile love triangle traverses the U.S. on railroad cars full of beasts and beauties, only some of whom are animals. Experience the story through the wizened eyes of an elderly man whose youthful plans ran afoul during the Great Depression and led him to train hopping, and, consequentially, to joining the Benzini Brothers Circus. This vibrant novel explores the meaning of home, the essence of belonging, and the potential brought by desperate times for degradation and exaltation alike. 

Find Water for Elephants in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go/Libby eBook and audiobook
Hoopla audiobook
Read more about the author Here  

 

Sherry suggests . . .  Midnight Library book cover The Midnight Library 
by Matt Haig 


This book is really popular right now! Matt Haig’s imaginative treatment of how the choices we make in life may result in vastly different outcomes has stuck with me for a long time. I enjoyed reading it. 

Find The Midnight Library in the library catalog Here
Also available for digital checkout: 
Montana Library2Go/Libby eBook and audiobook
Axis 360 eBook
Read more about the author Here 

 

Katy suggests . . . 

The House of Spirits book cover The House of the Spirits 
by Isabel Allende 


A sweeping novel of one family's experience through generations in Latin America during a revolution that changed their way of life and futures. A beautiful magical realism novel full of love and subtle magic. 

Find The House of the Spirits in the library catalog Here
Also available for digital checkout: 
Montana Library2Go/Libby eBook and audiobook
Read more about the author Here 

 

 April suggests... Heartburn book coverHeartburn 
by Nora Ephron 


Rachael, a culinary author and seven months pregnant with her second child finds out her husband is having an affair...a depressing sounding beginning-right? Wrong!  Expertly read by Meryl Streep, I often laughed out loud!  Yet, the author with a dry humor, expertly touches on the complexities of why we fall in love, betrayal, parenting, and life!! 

Find Heartburn in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go/Libby eBook and audiobook
Read more about the author Here 

 

Beth suggests . . . The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo book cover

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 
by Taylor Jenkins Reid  


Evelyn Hugo, an aging actress who began her Hollywood career in the 1950s, offers to reveal all of her life's secrets to novice journalist Monique Grant. Monique is shocked when Evelyn offers her full rights to the story, but only after the celebrity's death. Monique will make a fortune, but there is one catch. The story builds upon the deceitful images and rumors which go along with the star's struggle to advance her career.

Find The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go/Libby app eBook and Audiobook
Read more about the author Here 

 

Rachel suggests . . . Heartstopper book covers

Heartstopper  
by Alice Oseman
 

Check out this sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love and coming out. I loved every single volume in the series!! I also really enjoyed the Netflix adaptation of this graphic novel series. 

Find Heartstopper in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go/Libby app eBooks
Read more about the author/illustrator Here 

 
  

What have you read this summer that surprised you?
See you in the library (it's air-conditioned!)



 

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