MariansLibrary’s Spring Reads 2015


“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden
I’ve quite appropriately chosen this quote for my Spring Reads 2015 list  since our book club has chosen, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as our April selection.  It’s the year of the “classics” for our book club!
The sun will most definitely be shining down upon these new book releases in 2015!  I’ve already gotten a head-start by reading, Christopher Scotton’s, debut novel, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth.  Set in the Appalachians this intensely emotional and poignant coming of age story told from the point of view of young fourteen-year-old Kevin, will tug at heart!  Hope we hear more in the future from Scotton!
 A book is like an old friend as is a favorite author! I was so very pleasantly surprised and honored to see my name listed on Sarah McCoy’s acknowledgement page in her upcoming historical fiction book, The Mapmaker’s Children!  Thank you again Sarah!! I’ve been interested in the life and times of the infamous abolitionist John Brown since I was very young so I was giddy with excitement to discover the subject matter of The Mapmaker’s Children!  A sensational book which interweaves the lives of two characters, one set in the past (Sarah Brown) and the other in present day (Eden Anderson)! A more in-depth review will follow closer to the May 5th publication date.
I never tire of reading books by best-loved authors and this Spring is no exception! Sara Gruen, Greg Iles, Jane Smiley, Stephen King, Seth Graeme-Green, Rachel Joyce, Kristin Hannah, Anne Tyler, Annie Barrows, Harlan Coben, Erik Larson, Alice Hoffman, Jane Yolen, and Doreen Cronin once again have new books that I’m eager to read! 
Enjoy and as always, Happy Reading!
Adult Fiction

Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles 
Early Warning by Jane Smiley


An Exaggerated Murder by Josh Cook


The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell


Finders Keepers by Stephen King


The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith


Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon


The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce


The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf


The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton


A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler


The Stranger by Harlan Coben


A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott


The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Adult Non-Fiction


1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music by Andrew Grant Jackson


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson


Tinder Box: The Iroquois Theatre Disaster 1903 by Anothony P. Hatch


The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Young Adult


Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

Middle Grades


Nightbird by Alice Hoffman



Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin


How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague


I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty



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2 responses to “MariansLibrary’s Spring Reads 2015

  1. Lovely quote. As an educator I have the opportunity to reread and admire the classics with each fresh student(s) and often wonder at how books have been relegated to the “children’s section” of a library and are missed by the adult community who may not have read the “classics” yet feel the story line could be for a younger set. The Secret Garden will get everyone thinking about geography and world history too- colonization, cultural attitudes…enjoy. And Happy Spring!

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