It’s that magical time of year again when everyone is putting out their picks for the best books of the year. Check out these lists from Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon, and NPR.
In the near future, the United States Government is overthrown by a conservative religious organization called Sons of Jacob and they establish the Republic of Gilead. The theocratic society views women as “undesirables” and an element that must be controlled. Women’s financial assets are frozen, they are removed from their jobs and ultimately taken from… View more
We’ve just added about 200 new eBooks to our Overdrive collection! Here’s a sampling of our newest titles, just click on the picture to read the description. Hurry before they’re all gone!
Winter’s Bone is the Oscar nominated drama based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. The story follows a teenage girl named Ree in the search for her missing father. Ree and her family live in a remote part of the Ozarks, surrounded by a tight-knit community of meth cookers and dealers. Ree’s father has offered… View more
The title tells it all in this fabulous cookbook: single serving, yummy looking pie. The book begins with interchangeable versions of pie crust, and then takes on the fillers and toppings. You can bake your treats in piejars (mini mason jars) or create cutie pies, petits or piepops. Fillings from apple-cheddar-rosemary to berry black bottom… View more
Are you tired of vampires who are either sparkly, sexy, or wearing leather pants? Yeah, I am too. Here’s the antidote. Hide Me Among the Graves is a gritty gothic horror novel starring the Rossetti family, the famous British painters and poets. The plot is pretty wild and complex, with a colorful cast of characters…. View more
We all heard about the movie Cedar Rapids when it appeared in theaters in February, 2011. But I, for one, didn’t make the time to see it until recently. I’m glad I finally decided to sit down and watch it. Ed Helms stars as naïve, idealistic insurance agent Tim Lippe, who is sent to a… View more
You’ve probably heard by now that the entire Harry Potter series is available now in eBook form but you may not have heard that you can also check them out for free from Cedar Rapids Public Library. Relive the magic and start from the beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Just click on… View more
The Hunter is another great standalone thriller by John Lescroart. One of Lescroart’s dynamic, recurring characters, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt, stars in a very private story about family and identity. The Hunter begins with Hunt receiving a cryptic text about the biological parents who abandoned him: “How did ur mother die?” We quickly… View more
Take a look at the newest March releases! Just click on the picture to check availability and browse the rest of the new titles.