I wanted to bring to your particular attention two new books we’ve added to the Calarco Library collection:
Rainbow Rowell is a favorite author here in Calarco Library. Both Eleanor and Park and Fangirl have been wildly popular (so much so that I still haven’t gotten to read Fangirl; see Ms. Barrow’s review here). Attachments differs in that it’s not a YA novel, but fans will still find the humor, the great dialogue, and the deep characters they’ve come to expect.
Here’s the blurb:
“Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that someone is monitoring their interoffice email …
But they can’t quite bring themselves to take any of it very seriously. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t tell her husband about why she doesn’t want to start a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period, especially if she thinks it will get a laugh.
Lincoln O’Neil knows that he should stop reading Beth and Jennifer’s email.
He should just send them a warning. He should have sent it the first time he caught them breaking the company rules. But they both seem so nice… They’re smart and funny and interesting, and he likes them. Especially Beth.
By the time Lincoln realizes how much he feels for Beth, it’s too late to unread all of her personal messages. And it’s way too late to introduce himself. What would he say? “Hi, I’m the guys who reads your email, and, also, I love you …”
But he can’t just do nothing. Falling for Beth makes him realize he’s been doing nothing for far too long.
Attachments is a fast, funny romantic comedy about three people at the end of their 20s, at the end of the last Millennium. It’s a book about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it’s someone you’ve never met.”
And then we have:
Unlike Malinda Lo’s previous book, Ash ( a retelling of Cinderella, and another popular read here at Calarco Library), Adaptation is a science-fiction thriller (though both share the ever-present love triangle – with a twist).
Here’s the blurb:
“Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.
Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the middle of the Nevada night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened, where they are–or how they’ve been miraculously healed.
Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction-and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.”
You can find both books on the new book display, but not for long!
-Signing off, Kit Gette (who really wants to read Fangirl).