Monthly Archives: March 2014

Marianslibrary’s Spring Reads 2014!

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Is it Spring yet?!! It’s having quite a difficult time in arriving here in Illinois & other parts of the country even though today is the first OFFICIAL day. And…there’s a bit more snow in our forecast. Hopefully by posting my Spring Reads 2014 it’ll give Mother Nature a nudge in our favor.

This winter, with the 70+ inches of snow that has already fallen, it gave me quite an opportunity to read over 20 books and read an amazingly amount of book reviews! I wanted to put each and every title on this list but realistically I knew I had to tweak it.

In a book club? Then I need to mention our book club has selected The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd for April and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes for May!

Make sure to take a look at the Children’s books I’ve included for Spring. One can never go wrong for a read aloud with a Judith Sierra book & I can wait to read EIEIO! I’ll be filling my grandsons’ Easter baskets with all three books I’ve listed.

Do you fondly remember, E.L. Konigsberg’s classic middle grade book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler?! You’re in for a treat with Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.

I fell in love with the YA book, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, from my Winter Reading List, so I’m onto Fangirl next and looking forward to July 8th when her newest book, Landline, launches!

You’ll spot many books you’ll want to add to your list in my lengthy Adult Fiction section. I have several new books by authors whose works I’ve read previously and many authors who are new to me that I’m being introduced to this Spring!

I’m always intrigued by any true story about crime and Douglas Perry’s newest, Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero, won’t disappoint your fascination either.

Thanks for the memories Old Man Winter but this girl is ready for Spring!
Happy Reading!!

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ADULT FICTION

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Bodies of Water by T. Greenwood

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The Boy in the Suitcase (book 1) by Lene Kaaberbole

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Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

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Hyde by Daniel Levine

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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (April Book Club Selection)

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The Kept by James Scott

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (May Book Club Selection)

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The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

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The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway #6) by Elly Griffiths

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Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

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The Rosary Girls (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne #1) by Richard Montanari

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

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The Stolen Ones (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne #7)by by Richard Montanari

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (April’s LibraryReads #1 Favorite)

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The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert

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The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

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The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

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Wolverton Station by Joe Hill

ADULT NON-FICTION

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Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy Book 1) by Sally Green

MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

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A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

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Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

CHILDRENS

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Dot by Randi Zuckerberg

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EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen by Judy Sierra

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The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

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