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If you want a thriller, try…
Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
Already at six, Helen and Ellie have found their roles as a twin. Helen is the older, stronger and favored twin, while Ellie is slower as a result of a complication at birth and thus often ignored. The twins switch places as a funny prank, but once Ellie is in the coveted role of Helen, she refuses to switch back.
If you want a fantastical look at grief, try…
Eleanor by Jason Gurley
After the death of her identical twin, Eleanor is left picking up the pieces of her family’s grief. She begins slipping into other worlds which leads her to new discoveries about the tragedies that have affected her family over time.
Learn how you can win a prize for reading books during February!
The niece of Sherlock Holmes meets the half-sister of Bram Stoker in this steampunk mystery by Colleen Gleason! Filled with action, snark, fascinating characters, Egyptian mythology, and a mystery that keeps you reading until the last page, The Clockwork Scarab is perfect for anyone who enjoys alternate history novels with a great mystery!
February 1, 2016-February 29, 2016
Winter Reading has begun! For every book you read in February you can enter to win a prize. E-books and audiobooks are included.
There is no need to sign-up! Read a book and stop by the Fiction/AV/Teen desk on the second floor to fill out a ticket and enter to win a prize. The more you read this month, the more chances you have to win!
Prizes available for participants to win:
-$75 Gift card to Bahama Breeze (2 winners)
-$75 Gift card to Jack Alexander Salon and Spa
-A Mira French Press Stainless Travel Mug+Coffee/Tea (3 winners)
-$10 Starbucks gift card (3 winners)
I don’t know what to read!
Good news, we can help!
Did you know during the month of February, you can enter to win prizes for every book you read? Stop by the Fiction/AV/Teen desk to fill out a ticket for every book you finish (including e-books and audiobooks) and you might win a gift card! Why not try one of these books featuring a man with a tie on the cover?
The Mark and the Void by Paul Murrary
Claude, an investment banker in Ireland, becomes the subject of an author’s next novel and finds his boring average life turning out to be filled with more excitement than he realized in the darkly comedic tale of economics.
Finale by Thomas Mallon
A richly detailed exploration of the Reagan Administration shares insights into the 40th President’s character and decisions while evaluating key historical events and the influences of such figures as Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. (summary from Novelist)
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
After losing his job and his girlfriend, Kitab spends his days immersed in the internet, maintaining his various social media presences along with a very mature blog. His life takes a new direction, when a boy with the same name as him shows up on his door step declaring that they should be friends.
Would you love to be Elizabeth Bennet’s best friend in Pride and Prejudice? How about going on a date with Don Tillman in The Rosie Project or moving into your own hobbit hole? In celebration of Winter Reading, we asked Library staff what book they would like to escape into! Join in on the fun and tell us what book you’d like to escape into when you sign up for Winter Reading. Winter Reading for all ages lasts February 1-February 29!
Want to keep on experiencing the fun? Take a look at MPPL staff starring in the video Winter Reading 2016 as they escape to Mordor, the wild, from zombies, and more.