The week leading up to Halloween and the holiday itself were a fun time in the LFHS Library as we celebrated Teen Read Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association, this year’s theme was “Read for the Fun of It.” Not only did we read, but we created, explored, competed, relaxed, and ate the whole week long. Check out our video recap!
Students have picked our May Book Club Book! MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE is a hilarious literary adventure filled with riddles and bibliophilia. If you like globe-spanning adventures with sarcastic narrators, this book is definitely for you.
We’re meeting Tuesday, May 17th before school in the Fiction Section!
MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloane
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.
Our next book club book is IN! You chose Jackaby for our next read, and this Sherlocky historical paranormal will be a fun pre-Spring Break read.
We have copies behind the desk, and we’ll see you March 8th before school in the fiction section!
JACKABY (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”
Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.
Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.
Are you ready for this year’s March Madness? We’ve got your literary edition right here. You’ll be getting an email from the library soon to start the first round of voting!
Votes will be tallied at the end of each week and we’ll move up the books and start the next round on Mondays. Here’s what you can look forward to in the first round.
So those are this year’s qualifiers! Don’t forget to come in and fill out your bracket–if you turn it in before the first week’s results are posted, you’ll be entered to win a prize! The closest bracket wins.
That’s right, we have an author coming to LFHS!
Want a chance to work with a bestselling author on your writing? After an auditorium presentation 3rd period, she’ll be doing creative writing workshops for English classes! Be sure to talk to your teacher about signing up.
Stay tuned for her official itinerary.
More about the books!
TRUTHWITCH, (Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard
Our next Book Club meeting is February 9th at 7:15AM! We’ll see you in the fiction section for donuts and discussion–and boy, will we have a lot to discuss. This book will have you turning pages so fast you’ll get paper cuts.
Interested in joining book club this semester? Just stop into the library and get a copy of the book!
THE FIXER (The Fixer, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This thriller YA is Scandal meets Veronica Mars.
Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather’s ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D.C. school for the children of the rich and powerful, where she unwittingly becomes a fixer for the high school set, fixing teens’ problems the way her sister fixes their parents’ problems.
And when a conspiracy surfaces that involves the family member of one of Tess’s classmates, love triangles and unbelievable family secrets come to light and life gets even more interesting—and complicated—for Tess.
Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Heist Society, readers will be clamoring for this compelling teen drama with a political twist.