We’re pleased to announce the following are our February selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club ” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the course of two years, Will and Mary Anne Schwalbe carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.
The End of Your Life Book Club is this year ’s On the Same Page selection.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
“16-year-old Nora Grey is smart, cautious, and focused on her future until the enigmatic bad-boy Patch (a fallen angel who wants to become human) enters her life. Patch seems to show up everywhere, and soon Nora becomes involved in life-threatening situations that are difficult to explain. Should she turn to Patch for help and protection or suspect him of trying to harm her? After an abundance of drama and danger, Nora reluctantly accepts the supernatural situation in which she is involved: a battle among sinister fallen angels that will redefine her life.”
— VOYA Reviews
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
“Mythology and magic collide with breakfast cereal in this dry-humored adventure from Adam Rex. When sixth-grader Scott moves to the small town of Goodborough, NJ, a community dominated by the Goodco Cereal Company, he starts seeing imaginary creatures. One of them, a “clurichaun” (akin to a leprechaun) named Mick, claims sanctuary with him, explaining that he’s trying to escape Goodco, which stole his magic. Teaming up with his new friends, twins Emily and Erno, Scott investigates the mystery that is Goodco, soon learning the awful and bizarre truth behind the company’s origins and success.”
— Publishers Weekly
Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!