Staff Picks July 2021

Jul 8, 2021 | News, Staff Picks


The Guest List by Lucy Foley  

An Agatha Christie type of who dunnit complete with an inscrutable cast of characters, a remote setting and a storm. It is set on an island off the coast of Ireland at the wedding of a famous, beautiful couple, a storm blows in and suddenly screams pierce to air…!



The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horowitz

Clementine is the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, and she has been groomed in the art of Dasterdly Deeds since birth. When her father is cursed by a rival it is up to Clementine to break the curse and keep her father’s condition a secret by performing dasterdly deeds against the town — including her new friends. What if the Dark Lord Clementine decides she doesn’t want to be evil after all? This story is full of adventure, twists, turns and a Lady of the Lake who sings off key.



The camping trip by Jennifer K. Mann

This book just evoked so many memories of camping and also I was happy knowing there is a picture book to showcase what camping and the feel of camping is like for any newbies.



Malibu Rising by Taylor by Jenkins Reid

This is a beach read, but one with a more complicated set of interweaving characters. Following 4 siblings over the course of a day in summer 1983, the book dips in and out of family history from the first meeting of their parents through a culminating party where everyone’s life takes a turn. 



Make Your Bed by William McRaven

This quick read is based on a graduation speech Admiral McRaven gave at his alma mater. Touted as a book that every leader should read, it is based on the ten lessons he learned during Navy SEAL training. While the lessons helped him get through SEAL training, they also can help people overcome life’s challenges. A wonderful speech turned story about life’s lessons and the people who inspired this American hero. 




The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear

If you enjoy historical fiction, Jacqueline never fails in transporting you to Great Britain during WWII.