New Month, New Books, New Blog

Post date: Mar 2, 2016 8:12:04 PM

Here we are, halfway through third marking already! We made it through the winter and the few warm Spring preview days we had in February seemed to wake us from our slumber, making way for what promises to be a warm March. While the sun is warming our faces, the earth is still cool and those moments outside are often abbreviated by a sun that is still bent on setting early, sending us inside with plenty of time before bed.

What to do with that gift of time before the long scorching days of summer? Homework, obviously! There’s video games, but haven’t they gotten tired after a long winter of being played? You could take up a new hobby-cooking, yoga, circuitry-or, perhaps, you could stick with something tried and true. Escape to a different world or the real world from times past, dive into a story, fantastical or real, historical or futuristic. Revisit a story, one you’ve read before, but this time, in pictures.

To keep it exciting, for every new arrival that you check out in March, you will be entered to win one of many fabulous prizes! This month, watch the Media Center blog where we will be featuring these new books which include New York Times Best Sellers, National Book Award Winners and Finalists, new series, sequels, narrative nonfiction, and much more. Each week we will post about a different category of books. Additionally, more books are coming in every week, so be sure to check back and see what we have in store and look for the librarian’s recommendations! Happy reading :)

Tell us! What's on your short list of books to read?


Every popular and probably the most circulation area of collection are our manga series. Stop in to check out the newest editions in the Attack on Titan, MegaTokyoOne Piece, and FairyTail series. We are also looking forward to the arrival of some more FairyTail, One Punch Man, and Tokyo Ghoul! We'll keep you posted on their arrival!

New York Times Best Sellers

The front showcase features books found on the NYTimes Bestseller list, most of them current! There is a section dedicated to stories, both real and fiction, from the World War II era, an area on social justice, some fun human interest books, biographies, and incredible stories from history.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah*, a National Book Award Finalist

Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific. A 2014 movie.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, a National Book Award Finalist

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the World's Fair of 1893.

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

A marriage viewed from two perspectives.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A criminal prodigy assembles a fractious team to pull off a life-changing heist.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

A girl with a special power lives in a kingdom divided between an underclass with red blood and an elite with silver.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns home to find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.

The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

YouTube stars offer comedy and advice.

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

More photographs, this time accompanied by interviews, from the creator of the blog and the book “Humans of New York.”

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

How we make choices in our business and personal lives.

Read these together!

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient's memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to