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So Many Books, Not Enough Time

Although we’re surrounded by books all day, the library staff doesn’t have as much time to read as we’d like. Summer break is the perfect time to catch up on all the books that made it to our “to read” list throughout the school year.

Here’s a peak at which books the LFHS Library staff read over the break and would recommend for your next reading break. 

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Ms. Pausch

“I’m currently reading Crazy Rich Asians. So far, I’m enjoying the wide variety of characters, and a peek into a “crazy rich” slice of the world I wouldn’t normally see. I can’t wait to see the film!” (read more about this book on goodreads)

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Roman

“One of the books I read over the summer was the graphic novel Paper Girls vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn.  Paper Girls was billed as the movies Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds. I would liken it more to Stranger Things with a group girls meets War of the Worlds, as they both take place in the ‘80s and reference the times quite a bit. I really enjoyed the feminist aspect of a group of girls who stuck together delivering newspapers in a predominately boys job. The only drawback to this book is that it is a trade paperback and it comes in multiple volumes.” (read more about this book on goodreads)

 

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Ms. Turek

“Though I read Warlight by Michael Ondaatje at the start of the summer, it still haunts me with its beautiful prose and portraits of two children that are somewhat abandoned by their mother and father during the second World War. The strange individuals that come into their lives are so well drawn that I feel as if they were part of my own past. I couldn’t put it down. Apparently Obama just read it and liked it too.” (read more about this book on goodreads)

 

 

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Mrs. Thomas

“I read Trevor Noah’s book, “Born a Crime” this summer and loved it! It was fascinating to get his perspective on growing up in South Africa during apartheid and as it ended.  He told such a serious story with such grace, love, and humor. It has become one of my favorite books.” (read more about this book on goodreads)

 

 

 

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Mrs. Middlebrook

At the beginning of the summer I read Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy). Being a big sci-fi fan, I was pleased to find this book felt so fresh and original. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and I can’t wait to dig into Book #2- hopefully before next summer! (read more about this book on goodreads)

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Cover Reveal Roundup

There’s nothing quiet like the anticipation of a new book. As the publishers gear up for their autumn releases, we get to take an early peak at what those books will look like when they hit our shelves next year.

So many gorgeous covers have been revealed for sequels to our favorite series, and debuts from brand new authors. There’s a lot of diversity coming in the Fall, so no matter what genre you prefer to live in, you can get excited for some exciting new characters and settings.

WINTER (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer (November 10th, 2015)

Here is the stunning conclusion to the national bestselling Lunar Chronicles, inspired by Snow White.

When Princess Winter was thirteen, the rumor around the Lunar court was that her glamour would soon be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. In a fit of jealousy, Levana disfigured Winter. Four years later, Winter has sworn off the use of her glamour altogether. Despite her scars, Winter’s natural beauty, her grace, and her gentleness are winning admiration from the Lunar people that no amount of mind-control could achieve.

Winter despises her stepmother, but has never dreamed of standing up to her. That is, until she realizes that she may be the only one with the power to confront the queen.

Can Cinder, Prince Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Princess Winter, and the palace guard Jacin find their happily ever afters? Fans will LOVE this amazing conclusion to the series. Continue reading

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Book Spine Poetry

We had a blast during Teen Read Week making book spine poetry! It was so fun watching everyone stacking books and trying to make sense–or nonsense–out of them.

Our categories were Truly Terrible, Most Profound, and Most Hilarious–and the winners are….

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Awesome, right? It was hard to choose between all the entries emailed in. We’ve compiled all the submissions here as a gallery, so just click the image for a closer look!

 

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Kate’s poem won Most Profound!

Kelsey’s poem won Most Hilarious!

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Erin’s won Truly Terrible!

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New Books!

We’ve gotten in a huge shipment of shiny new titles this week! They’re being processed as we speak, and if you want to be the first to crack open one of these new books, feel free to come down and check them out. They’re hanging out on the New Books display under the library stairs.

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