Children

Sing Like Nobody’s Listening by Allison Gutknecht

Grades 5 – 7

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Seventh graders Wylie Tennyson and Jada Emmett have been friends for as long as anyone can remember. Jada decides to audition for the school musical, and Wylie wants to do the same, but her stage fright gets the better of her and she chickens out. Still yearning to sing, she decides to create an a capella group and enter in a singing competition sponsored by her favorite reality TV show, Non-Instrumental. Jada becomes jealous of the group and decides to start one of her own and enter the competition as well. Can the two friends work out their differences or be rivals for good? Read Sing Like Nobody’s Listening by Allison Gutknect to find out!

Adult Fiction

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

Ages 18+

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Maggie is a divorcee who got remarried to Dr. Noah Alderman, a pediatric allergist. She loves him, and adores his little boy Caleb. Then Maggie’s estranged 17-year-old daughter suddenly gets back in touch, and Maggie invites Anna to live with her, Noah and Caleb. Maggie is so overjoyed to have her daughter back that she ignores the warning signs that something may be amiss. Then Anna is murdered and Noah is the prime suspect. This thrilling novel proves once again what a master Scottoline is at her craft.

 

Middle Grade Fiction

Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas

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Charlotte and her family has just moved to Walnut Grove, the childhood home of author Laura Ingalls, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie series. Charlotte’s mom is convinced the move will help her write a bestselling novel, but Charlotte knows that it is just another excuse for her mother to avoid her responsibilities. Their new house is freezing and there’s not much to do in the sleepy little town. Charlotte isn’t convinced they’ll survive there for long, until the spirit of Laura Ingalls starts to get through to her.

Adult Fiction

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Ages 18+

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Nina Browning is married to a successful businessman and her son is a senior in high school who has just been accepted into Princeton University for the coming year. Tom Volpe is a divorced, single dad working multiple jobs and his daughter Lyla is everything to him. Then one mistake changes everything for Nina, Tom, and Lyla, forcing their lives together in a scandal no one ever thought possible.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

Romance, YA Fiction

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Grades 9 – 12

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Addie is in Ireland for her aunt’s destination wedding. She’s trying to leave her mistakes back home, although it seems her family is making this impossible. Then she comes upon a guidebook called Ireland for the Heartbroken. She takes this as a sign, and follows the book’s advice: she starts on a journey of her own, taking a self-tour of Ireland. Will this be the cure she needs to help her turn things around for the better?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

YA Fiction

Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

Grades 9 – 12

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Jess Jones is bold, single and overweight, and she doesn’t apologize for any of it. She is who she is, and is fine with the way things are. She begins to think differently, however, when Own Clothes Day happens at school. She is used to wearing a uniform every day, and now she feels pressured into wearing the perfect thing to school. To make things worse, she splits her leggings and someone calls her fat, which has never bothered her before that moment. It is then that she realizes that she may have been too comfortable with herself, and now she has to figure out what to do about it.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.