WML Staff Picks for January / February 2024

Created on December 15, 2023, 8:45 am

Last Updated February 22, 2024, 11:16 am

In this list you'll find books hand selected by Wadleigh Memorial Library staff. These are our current favorites. List last updated 2/1/2024.
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 4! They said "You'll find out more than you'd ever want to know about apples, as well as enjoy a horror ride."
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 4! They said "A fantastic behind the scenes look at child actors growing up in the Hollywood. The audio book is read by both Ron & Clint Howard. "
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Out of 5 Stars, our staff member gave it a 4! They said "A dystopian story about our penal system. Take a bit of Gladiator, mix with The Running Man, add a dash of The Hunger Games: voila! Chain-Gang All-Stars"
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 4!
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Empyrean volume 1
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 5!
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 3! They said "An atmospheric and creepy tale of a serial killer hiding in plain sight in a sleepy library. When a new librarian is hired, our killer must protect her heavily guarded identity. An homage of sorts to We Have Always Lived in the Castle."
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5 Stars! Our staff said, "This novel is more than a beautifully-written love story between two chemists, as it also chronicles the obstacles faced by women in the patriarchal society of the 1950's and early 60's. The protagonist, Elizabeth Zott, is a brilliant, quirky, bluntly honest scientist who ends up hosting a wildly popular cooking show and, along the way, empowering her female viewers. Along with some very serious and poignant moments, the narrative is laugh-out-loud funny with a supporting cast of entertaining and flawed human beings (and a perfect dog) who melt our hearts with their kindness and heroism."
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 5! They said "Groundhog Day meets a stressed modern woman and her family - a very poignant, pull at your heartstrings novel"
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 5!
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 4! They said "An extremely well written horror story where our final girl obsessed heroine deals with the trauma of a hard-scrabble past, a serial killer moved to town, and (possibly) the resurrection of a supernatural force that's haunted the land for decades. A brilliant homage to classic slashers. Although the stream-of-conscious style of writing takes a beat to get used to, by the end, you'll be racing through the pages."
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 4!
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Martini Club volume 1
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Out of 5 stars, our staff member gave it a 5! They said "A fun thriller about retired spies living on the coast of Maine."
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