Skip to:Bottom
|
Content

February Staff Picks

Staff-recommended reading from the Alexandria Library Catalog. Check back each month for a new list.


Don't go where I can't follow

 

 

Don't go where I can't follow

By Anders Nilsen

Anders met Cheryl; they fell in love. She was going to marry him despite his housekeeping failures. They went camping, had a great trip to France. Then Cheryl was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. This is the story of their happy times and the not so happy times, presented in postcards, facsimiles of letters and notes, photographs, and drawings.

Recommended by Julie D.


Floors

 

 

Floors 

By Patrick Carman

This charming children's book tells the story of a wacky hotel and the adventures that two children have in it. With mystery and a lot of whimsy, this book is one that both parents and children will love. Great as a read aloud or to listen to on audiobook on a trip.

Recommended by Samantha P.


The engagements : a novel

 

 

The Engagements : a novel

By J. Courtney Sullivan

How did diamonds come to symbolize everlasting love? Follow four couples whose stories of seduction and passion are woven through nearly a century while also tracing the history of diamonds in America through Frances Gerety, an icon in advertising history who coined the term "A Diamond Is Forever." Also available as ebook and digital audiobook.

Recommended by Carol P.

In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette

 

 

 

In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette 

By Hampton Sides

This is the harrowing, dramatic tale of an “Arctic Fever” driven expedition to the North Pole, led by naval officer George Washington DeLong. Bankrolled by The New York Herald, and James Gordon Bennett, this much heralded attempt to reach one of the last unmapped areas of the world finds the crew of the USS Jeannette trapped in endless ice. Sides’ chilling tale brings to life one of the most unforgiving and fascinating areas of the globe. Also available as an audiobook (CD).

Recommended by Jessica S.


Born to run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen

 

 

Born to run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen

By Christopher McDougall

An engaging read that asks, if we were born to run, why are runners so often injured. The book details the world of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, a tribe who runs long distances in thinly-soled sandals. Pick this book up and learn why humans are built to run (hint: we sweat) and get inspired to log some miles. 

Recommended by April D.


The doubt factory

 

 

The doubt factory

By Paolo Bacigalupi

After being kidnapped by a group of teen radicals, Alix must decide if the charges they make against her father are true. Is he defending corporations who knowingly produce products that are unsafe and have caused the deaths of numerous people? Alix can't forget the intriguing leader of the group or the allegations that her father's work hurts innocent people. Her determination to uncover the truth sends her on a dangerous and thrilling quest that will alter her life forever.

Recommended by Ginny R.

The mysterious howling

 

 

The mysterious howling 

By Maryrose Wood

This is a wickedly funny first book in a children's series called The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Miss Penelope Lumley has just graduated from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females. She is hired as a governess to three eager young children, who she quickly discovers were initially raised by wolves. Fortunately, they are in Penelope's very capable hands. Also available as an audiobook (CD).

Recommended by Christian R.

 
Go to:Top of Page