Best Books of the Month: January 2018

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Need to Know by Karen Cleveland Need to Know
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A CIA analyst tracking a Russian sleeper cell uncovers secrets that will test her loyalty to both the agency and her family.
Christine says, "Entertaining. Exciting. Impossible to put down. Karen Cleveland delivers a fantastic tale of espionage in a very up-to-date setting. It will blow your mind."
A CIA analyst tracking a Russian sleeper cell uncovers secrets that will test her loyalty to both the agency and her family.
Christine says, "Entertaining. Exciting. Impossible to put down. Karen Cleveland delivers a fantastic tale of espionage in a very up-to-date setting. It will blow your mind."
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Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates Grist Mill Road
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In 1982, three children play parts in a senseless act of violence. As adults, they are brought together again, with devastating results.
Selena says, "An extremely intense and mesmerizing thriller that pulls you in on its very first page."
In 1982, three children play parts in a senseless act of violence. As adults, they are brought together again, with devastating results.
Selena says, "An extremely intense and mesmerizing thriller that pulls you in on its very first page."
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Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Red Clocks
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When a new law makes abortion illegal, a group of women in a small Oregon fishing town must deal with the repercussions.
Charlotte says, "A chillingly poignant piece of dystopian fiction that, much like Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Alderman’s The Power, comes uncomfortably close to our reality."
When a new law makes abortion illegal, a group of women in a small Oregon fishing town must deal with the repercussions.
Charlotte says, "A chillingly poignant piece of dystopian fiction that, much like Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Alderman’s The Power, comes uncomfortably close to our reality."
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
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In this YA fantasy, Jude is a mortal living among the fae, wishing for a place at Court. But the only way to do so is to defy the wicked prince.
Brittney says, "I see why people call Holly Black 'Queen of the Faeries.' Hoooly wow. What a delightfully dark, twisty novel."
In this YA fantasy, Jude is a mortal living among the fae, wishing for a place at Court. But the only way to do so is to defy the wicked prince.
Brittney says, "I see why people call Holly Black 'Queen of the Faeries.' Hoooly wow. What a delightfully dark, twisty novel."
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When by Daniel H. Pink When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
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Timing is everything, right? Here Pink digs into the research to make his case that timing isn't an art; it's a learnable science.
Bookworm says, "Daniel H. Pink shines the stage lights on Perfect Timing, bringing it out of the shadows of mystic good ol’ fashioned luck and showcasing it as a learnable, teachable, and accomplishable part of the show of life."
Timing is everything, right? Here Pink digs into the research to make his case that timing isn't an art; it's a learnable science.
Bookworm says, "Daniel H. Pink shines the stage lights on Perfect Timing, bringing it out of the shadows of mystic good ol’ fashioned luck and showcasing it as a learnable, teachable, and accomplishable part of the show of life."
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Swearing Is Good for You by Emma Byrne Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language
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Contributing to the swear jar might be a solid investment! This book examines the many benefits of foul language.
Dcorney says, "I really enjoyed reading this. It's a nice mix of funny anecdotes and clear examples of recent research about swearing, from neuroscience, workplace studies, gender studies, and so on."
Contributing to the swear jar might be a solid investment! This book examines the many benefits of foul language.
Dcorney says, "I really enjoyed reading this. It's a nice mix of funny anecdotes and clear examples of recent research about swearing, from neuroscience, workplace studies, gender studies, and so on."
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