Lewis & Clark Library ~ Staff Picks
Check out this week’s eclectic variety of book recommendations featuring: a gripping historical battle, an aristocratic saga set in England at the onset of WWI, a recipe book for mixing easy and refreshing cocktails, a holiday humor collection by David Sedaris, and a young person’s graphic novel. Find your next good read here!
historical fiction novel that recounts the second Persian invasion of
ancient Greece in 480 B.C. Culminating in the Battle of Thermopylae and
narrated by one of only three Greek survivors of said battle, this novel
is an in-depth and well researched look into the lives of the Spartans
and their allies who fought and died to preserve their homeland.
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
This novel has
a Downton Abbey/Upstairs Downstairs vibe and it is the first book in a
trilogy—which is always a good thing! Suspenseful and engaging, I felt
invested in the characters.
Available in the library catalog Here (regular print, large print and audio)
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook
Davis Sedaris' funny, unique, irreverent slant on Christmas. Reading (or listening to) SantaLand
Diaries has become a holiday tradition. The audio recording, performed
by the author, is especially fun. Not really for young listeners.
you ever wanted to make a really good cocktail, but not wanted to buy
four bottles of booze that you might never use again? Well then, this
book is for you! It has over 80 bright and refreshing recipes that
feature just a single spirit. It feels more like a cookbook than a "bar" book.
Available in the library catalog Here
gorgeous and evocative graphic novel tells a very human story in a
world of shy goblins, elegant skeletons, and blobby ghosts. Each page
sings with vibrant colors that perfectly convey the emotion of the
larger-than-life characters. If you are looking for a tale of magical
misfits, daring friendship, and just a hint of romance, you’ve come to
the right place!
Find it in the library catalog Here
Author website Here
Kid friendly website “for all ages” Here
“Read from a wide variety of authors and from as many genres as you can.
Don’t assume that because you generally like one form of prose, you’ll dislike another. Try it all and you may be surprised.” ~anon.