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Titles for Adults

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Plaid & Plagiarism
by Molly MacRae

A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of a Scottish bookstore into amateur detectives. Listed in the New York Times' "Best and Latest in Crime Fiction."

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Born a Crime
by Trevor Noah

At birth, Trevor Noah's very existence was a crime. Though he is now the face of The Daily Show, his white Swiss father and black Xhosa mom were in a relationship that was punishable by five years in prison. This is his amazing life story.

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In The Woods
by Tana French

The first of the Dublin Murder Squad series, In the Woods follows a perplexing investigation that parallels an unsolved cold case. Will the mystery finally be solved?

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You Can't Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have to Explain
by Phoebe Robinson

An honest (and sometimes funny!) look at racism in America, told by comedian Phoebe Robinson.

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Ghost Story
by Peter Straub

Four aged men are haunted by an indiscretion in their youth. A classic Gothic ghost story which Stephen King calls one of the finest horror novels of the late 20th century.

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Remarkable Creatures
by Tracy Chevalier

This stunning historical novel portrays love, friendship, and the tremendous forces of societal change in the early 1800's. Mary Anning discovers the fossil of an ancient marine reptile that impresses the scientific world and shakes the religious community.

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Emma
by Jane Austen

In Austen's classic romance, Emma is a young, wealthy self-proclaimed matchmaker for the characters in her rural town. Humor follows Emma as she tries avoiding marriage herself during all the matchmaking.

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The Girls
by Emma Cline

A New York Times Bestseller, this debut novel tells the story of lonely and thoughtful teenager Evie Boyd, as she is enamored with a group of girls who have a dangerous aura of abandon. Narrated by Cady McClain.

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The Bourne Identity
by Robert Ludlum

Who is Jason Bourne? You may have seen this thriller series on the screen, but the book is always so much better! Start with this first book in the series, from a master of spy thrillers.

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Titles for Teens

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The Start of Me and You
by Emery Lord

Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.

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Fangirl
by Rainbow Rowell

Cath finds it hard to start the next phase of her life at college and leave her days of fangirling over the popular Simon Snow series behind. For fellow fans of fiction and quirky love interests.

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Eragon
by Christopher Paolini

15 year-old Eragon finds a mysterious stone in the forest, never expecting it to hatch into a dragon and plunge him into a world of destiny and magic. Numerous plot twists make the pages fly!

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Girls Like Us
by Gail Giles

Gail Giles tells the story of two recent graduates of their high school's special education program. It follows Quincy and Biddy who end up roommates in their first apartment on their own.

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Goose Girl
by Shannon Hale

When betrayed by her lady-in-waiting, Princess Anidori uses her ability to talk to animals to disguise herself as a goose and survive until she can reclaim her throne.

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Holding Up the Universe
by Jennifer Niven

Libby Strout is known as "America's Fattest Teen." As Libby returns to school, she wants to reinvent herself and make a fresh start. She finds an unlikely ally in Jack, who has problems of his own.

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Blackhearts
by Nicole Castroman

Author Castroman imagines the mysterious origins of the famous pirate Blackbeard. Ye readers beware, as this story is fraught with treachery and forbidden love.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves
by Robin Talley

An excellent young adult title! Sarah is one of the first black students at a recently integrated school. Linda, a white student, is forced to learn some hard truths about race as she struggles with her feelings for Sarah.

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Graceling
by Kristin Cashore

Katsa – Graced with the frightening ability to kill – must team up with another young warrior in an attempt to save their land from a corrupt king.

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Titles for Kids

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The Thickety: A Path Begins
by J.A. White

Kara’s mom was a witch, which leaves her and her brother as outcasts from the town. Kara will discover her magical powers as she enters the dark woods known as the Thickety.

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Walls Within Walls
by Maureen Sherry

When the Smithfork family moves into a lavish Manhattan apartment building, they discover clues to a decades-old mystery hidden behind the walls of their new home.

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Skellig
by David Almond

Is Skellig a bird or an angel? Michael isn’t quite sure about the old man he finds living in the garage of his new house. But, with a sickly baby sister in need of a miracle, he is eager to find out!

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The War That Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

This 2016 Newberry Honor Book follows the story of Ada, a disabled girl who evacuates London with her brother at the start of World War II. The pair learn that there is more to life than living under the oppression of their cruel mother.

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Coraline
by Neil Gaiman

A spooky children’s book that introduces the reader to Coraline and the adventure within the new world that she discovers.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

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The Wishing Spell
by Chris Colfer

Alex and Connor Bailey fall into a cherished fairy tale book and come face to face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

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It Came In the Mail
by Ben Clanton

After Liam writes to his mailbox, asking for more mail, he gets his wish, but soon he realizes that sending mail is even more fun than receiving it.

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill

An impressive fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.


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Títulos en Español

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Antes de la caída
bor Noah Hawley

Un avión se estrella en el mar. Sólo sobreviven dos personas. A medida que sigue el relato salen a la luz raras coincidencias que señalan a una premeditada conspiración.

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La niña alemana
bor Armando Lucas Correa

Berlín en 1939. Hannah y sus padres huyen con otros refugiados judíos en un trasatlántico con destino a Cuba. Muchos años después la nieta de Hannah recibirá una carta misteriosa que la hará ir en busca del pasado de su tía abuela.


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La chica del abrigo azul
bor Monica Hesse

Basada en hechos reales, el relato describe las hazañas de Hanneke, una joven adolescente luchando por encontrar a una chica que ha desaparecido sin dejar rastro y que está en peligro de muerte.

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Tan poca vida
bor Hanya Yanagihara

La historia de las vidas de cuatro amigos que abarca desde su juventud a su madurez, sus éxitos, fracasos y luchas diarias.

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Las reputaciones
bor Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Narración de la vida de un caricaturista politico de profesión. Su trabajo puede mover a la opinion pública y cambiar cómo la sociedad percibe a las personas. ¿Quién es más auténtico, la persona o su caricatura?


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Heridas abiertas
bor Gillian Flynn

Camille, periodista reportera, regresa a su ciudad natal después de una breve estancia en un hospital psiquiátrico, y decide investigar la misteriosa muerte de su hermana menor, ocurrida años atrás.

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Gorros, manoplas, patucos y bufandas
bor Nuriya Khegay

Originales proyectos de punto con patrones para todos los niveles y en distintas tallas.

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Adictos al amor
bor Lisa Marie Bobby

Un adicto a su expareja es quien sigue obsesionado con esa relación tóxica o dolorosa y que vive en intenso dolor emocional. Este libro ofrece el apoyo y estrategias adecuadas para ir viendo poco a poco la luz de un nuevo día.


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Liderazgo
bor John C. Maxwell

"Si desea crecer y llegar a ser lo mejor de usted, debe tener la intención de lograrlo." En este libro se desarrollan los temas básicos de liderazgo, actitud, relaciones, hábitos, comunicación y capacitación. Estrategias importantes para mejorar su vida y realizar sus sueños.

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