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Veterans Day Reads

Happy Veterans Day! Meinders Community Library is open regular hours today. In honor of the holiday, here are some novels featuring veterans.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Two Roads by Joseph Bruchac
  • The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Snowboard Hero by Jake Maddox
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Mosaic by Nina Berkhout
  • Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss
  • I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  • Either the Beginning or the End of the World by Terry Farish
  • American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
  • If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Adult Fiction

  • One Good Deed by David Baldacci
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin
  • Home by Toni Morrison
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • The Bad Boy Cowboy by Kate Pearce
  • The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
  • Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
  • My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

-Emily

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New Large Print

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Here are some of the new large print titles available at Meinders Community Library.

  • The Homestead by Linda Byler (Dakota Bk 1)
  • Hope on the Plains by Linda Byler (Dakota Bk 2)
  • Home Is Where the Heart Is by Linda Byler (Dakota Bk 3)
  • News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
  • Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe (Colorado Hearts Bk 1)
  • True Heart’s Desire by Caroline Fyffe (Colorado Hearts Bk 2)
  • My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray
  • Hearth Song by Lois Greiman
  • Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford
  • Her Outlaw Heart by Samantha Harte
  • Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden
  • A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure
  • The Highwayman of Tangle by Marcia Lynn McClure
  • The Windswept Flame by Marcia Lynn McClure
  • Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon
  • The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
  • The Horseman by Tim Pears (West Country Bk 1)
  • The Wanderers by Tim Pears (West Country Bk 2)
  • When Secrets Strike by Marta Perry
  • The Faded Photo by Sarah Price
  • Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan
  • The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson
  • Christmas Blessings by Katherine Spencer (Cape Light Bk 18)
  • A Christmas Secret by Katherine Spencer (Cape Light Bk 19)
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Spooky Stories

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As Halloween approaches, here are some reading recommendations sure to evoke thrills and chills.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
  • Bone Jack by Sara Crowe
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  • The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
  • The Monstrous Devices by Damian Love
  • Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller
  • The House in Poplar Wood by K. E. Ormsbee
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy

Young Adult Fiction

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  • Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winter
  • Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

Adult Fiction

  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  • Old Bones by Preston & Child
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
  • If We Were Villians by M. L. Rio

Nonfiction

  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
  • The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher.
  • Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge
  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

-Emily

 

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Minnesota Author Panel

Moving Words

On Monday, October 28th at 6:30pm, Meinders Community Library will host Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota. Check out books by these four Minnesota authors before their visit.

  • Jack El-Hai (Nonfiction)

    • Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places
    • The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII
    • Upcoming Release 10/22—The Lost Brothers: A Family’s Decades-Long Search

  • Allen Eskens (Mystery)

    • The Life We Bury
    • The Guise of Another
    • The Heavens May Fall
    • The Deep Dark Descending
    • The Shadows We Hide
    • Upcoming Release 11/12—Nothing More Dangerous
  • Shannon Gibney (Young Adult Fiction)

    • See No Color
    • Dream Country
  • Ed Bok Lee (Poetry)

    • Real Karaoke People
    • Whorled
    • Mitochondrial Night

-Emily

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Fall into a Good Book

What makes a good fall book? Is it a back-to-school book? Does it involve gourds or apple orchards or changing leaves? A book that hits stores in September or October? A perennial favorite you want to cozy up with over a hot drink? An atmospheric and creepy read, maybe set in the woods or an old house? Whatever your fall reading preference, we’ve got something for you at Meinders Library.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  • Squashed by Joan Bauer
  • Trip to the Pumpkin Farm by Rebecca Elliott
  • The Maple Festival by Poppy Green
  • Great Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill
  • Swing It, Sunny by Jennifer & Matthew Holm

Young Adult Fiction

  • Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

Adult Fiction

  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  • A Finely Knit Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
  • Cider House Rules by John Irving
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • The Winds of Autumn by Janette Oke
  • What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt

-Emily

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Gitchie Girl Uncovered

Gitchie Girl

Join us this Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 am for an event with Phil and Sandy Hamman, authors of Gitchie Girl and Gitchie Girl Uncovered. If you’ve read the Hammans’ books and want more true crime, Meinders Community Library has you covered.

Nonfiction

  • The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appleman
  • In My Father’s House: a New View of How Crime Runs in the Family by Fox Butterfield
  • Adnan’s Story: the Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry
  • Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz
  • Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba—and Then Lost It to the Revolution by T.J. English
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • Burned: a Story of Murder and the Crime that Wasn’t by Edward Humes
  • Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • Final Harvest: an American Tragedy by Andrew H. Malcolm
  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
  • The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller
  • While the City Slept: a Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness by Eli Sanders
  • King Con : the Bizarre Adventures of the Jazz Age’s Greatest Impostor by Paul Willetts

Fiction That Reads Like True Crime

  • Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Sundown at Sunrise: A Story of Love and Murder, Based on One of the Most Notorious Ax Murders in American History by Marty Seifert
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews

-Emily

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Teens’ Top Ten Voting

From now until October 12th, teens can vote for their favorite reads from 2018 in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten. Fifteen teen book groups from around the country curated the list of nominees, so these books are chosen by teens for teens. Peruse the list of nominees below, check out titles from Meinders Community Library, and vote for your top three.

  • #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • Frat Girl by Kiley Roache
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
  • Wildcard by Marie Lu

-Emily