Looking for book suggestions? Stop by the Adult or Youth Reference desks for recommendations from librarians. We’re here to help you find your next great read and we love to hear about favorites you’ve read, too.
Here’s what Baldwin staff members are enjoying this month:
Books for Adults
7-1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
A Victorian version of Ground-Hog Day meets Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie meets Black Mirror. Time shifts and character shifts keep the reader on its toes. A dank and crumbling yet bustling old English manse is the scene of a party gathered by the owners but whose beautiful daughter Evelyn keeps getting murdered. Aidan Bishop is compelled to find out whodunnit yet continues to wake up in another party guest’s body and that doesn’t seem to get him any closer to discovering the truth of what happened to Evelyn Hardcastle. –recommended by Denise
Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce
Who knew a book set in London during the Blitz could be laugh-out-loud funny? Charming, heartwarming, and heartbreaking, this is one of my new favorite WWII books. –recommended by Sarah V.
The Nowhere Child by Christian White
Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two-year old girl vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. An American accountant who contacts Kim is convinced she was that child, kidnapped just after her birthday. –recommended by Liz
The River by Peter Heller
The River begins with college friends, Jack and Wynn, as they leisurely paddle their way to Hudson Bay during a canoe trip. As their trip progresses they are threatened by both man and nature, building up to a page turning thriller. –recommended by Sarah B.
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
This is a retelling of the Iliad’s siege of Troy, told from the viewpoint of an enslaved princess. This is a fresh look at a familiar story, featuring several compelling characters. –recommended by Kathleen
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
This literary suspense novel opens as Isra marries Fareeda’s son in Palestine and immigrates to Brooklyn the day after her wedding celebration. The gripping stories of Fareeda, Isra, and Isra’s daughter Deya unfold throughout the novel as the author explores women’s roles in the home and in marriage, cultural expectations, living in an unfamiliar country, loyalty, and purpose. –recommended by Rebekah
Books for Children
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
A humorous, delightful mystery that emergent readers will love reading to a special person. –recommended by Melissa
A Kite for Moon by Janet Yolen
In this beautiful story dedicated to Neil Armstrong, a boy grows up with the dream/goal of visiting the moon. –recommended by Ruth Ann
The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks
Hold on to your seat belts because this knuckle-biter of a mystery is a maximum ride page-turner from page one. I absolutely could not put it down. Great for both genders and families alike. No time to write more – I’m on my way to get another title by this author! –recommended by Donna