July 2017

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: July

Adult Title

The Glass Castle

Place a hold on our July selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Read the book and then see the movie on August 11th!
The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.”

Teen Title

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
“Madeline Whittier, a biracial 18-year-old, has Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, a rare condition that requires her to live inside a carefully sealed environment. Madeline’s contact is limited to her physician mother and her full-time nurse, until handsome Olly moves in next door. Madeline falls for him from her window and begins disobeying the rules that keep her from the outside world. Despite the serious dangers posed by Madeline’s medical condition and Olly’s violently alcoholic father, Yoon’s debut reads breezily…This is an easy romance to get caught up in.”
Publishers Weekly

Children’s Title

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
“In this puzzle-packed sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever Library Olympics. But something suspicious is going on: books are missing from his library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading? Now it’s not just a game. Can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, Kyle and his teammates will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.”

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!