What We're Reading

Book Reviews by the staff of the Mendocino County Library

Friday, November 07, 2014

New Adult Graphic Novel

Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
A Graphic Novel.  
 Katie has a pretty good life goal:  Have a successful restaurant named Seconds, solid relationship, and strong friendships.  However, her goal and reality don’t really match up.  What she needs is a second chance: a chance at making her business run smoothly, getting back together with her ex-boyfriend, and the friendships she’s spurned.  Just like that, she finds some magic mushrooms, and things change- but for the better?  

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tools and Information on Starting THAT Conversation

For Goodness Sex:  Changing the Way We Talk to Teens about Sexuality, Values, and Health
by Al Vernacchio
“Let’s Talk About Sex.  We do it all the time, don’t we?  For Goodness Sex offers the tools and information adults and young people need in order to have important conversations about sexuality and to develop healthy values and safe habits.”

Looking for a Poignant and Beautiful Story? Look no further!

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
“Love makes us such fools.  Generations of the Roux family have learned this the hard way.  Foolish love appears to be the family birthright, in fact, which casts an ominous fate for its most recent progeny:  twins Ava and Henry Lavender.”  

Want a Quick Read? Here you go!

Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
“The yearbook votes have been cast.  Senior year is about to get interesting.”   
Tia didn’t mean to complicate Will’s life by flirting with him, but there’s just something There... Even if he does have a girlfriend and now, they’re voted Biggest Flirts.  People are pissed, epic flirting seems to be on hold, and emotions are rising… 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ukiah YA Librarians Recommend

The Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen
Kelsea was raised in isolation.  Taught in secret her country’s history, she knew the day would come when she would take over her kingdom, but didn’t know just how much her kingdom had fallen into disarray.   With the world watching, Kelsea must make some quick decisions on just what type of queen she wants to be.

Golden - Jessi Kirby
Parker Frost has always been a good girl.  Best in her class, graduating with honors, and up for a full scholarship for Stanford, her life seems to be right on track.  That is, until she finds a notebook of a student who died ten years ago; one of those girls who seemed to have it all.  Parker decides to read it, and begins to find out just how complex life can be, and how choices, even everyday little ones, can really make you into the person you will become

The Impossible Knife of Memory – Laurie Halse Anderson
For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.                  

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ukiah Librarian Recommended

The Title Says It All. Check It Out, You Won't Regret It.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Inspirational Author Susan Spencer-Wendel Passes at 47.

"Susan lived fully with ALS since her diagnosis in 2009 right up until her recent death this past June. In her obituary the LA times hailed her book as "heartbreaking and humorous". A truly inspiring read on living life to the fullest despite any physical limitations one may have.

Ukiah Librarians Recommend

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Clearly, we librarians have diverse and varied interests, but I hope you find something on this list that strikes your fancy! If you need help requesting an item from our system, please contact the Ukiah Library- we would love to hear from you.  Our Ukiah Library Circulation Phone Number is (707) 463-4490.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yikes, Book Club meets next week

Our book for February is Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down--a hilarious look at depression, despair and redemption.
We meet on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 pm. Please join us.

Friday, December 27, 2013

January 15th at 6:30 pm is the next Ukiah Library Book Club Meeting.

We are reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 

 “an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.”  

Order your copy through the Library Catalog and join us for a lively discussion.