If you're looking for a good book, or just something to peruse, check out all the recommendations below.  By clicking on the book cover you will be redirected to the catalog where you can put the item on hold.


WITCH HUNT

The following titles,  provide updated primers on persecuting the misunderstood. While you’re reading, put on some Witch House and remember, there’s always room on the broom!


POETRY Slam!

Check out one of these great poetry collections and find your inner poet!


FALL IN LOVE WITH A HISTORICAL ROMANCE

For those of you who like your romance with a touch of history, check out the new romances in the paperback section. We have romances for every era - whether you like Regency, medieval, or colonial America, you'll find it here!

FINANCIAL LITERACY...FINALLY!

Increase you money IQ this month with a personal finance book from our collection.


Solve a cold case

The beauty of the cold case is it offers a spotlight on a different time, a case that has baffled the police and has been filed away, to lay dormant until a detective with the right skills and talent comes along to solve it.


Revenge on the range

Readers who love seeing heroes taking action into their own hands will enjoy these other tales of frontier justice.


celebrate black history month

Celebrate Black History Month with these must-read nonfiction books. From history and sociology to autobiography and humor, here are some suggestions for you to add to your reading list.


Excellent essay collections

Essay collections are great when you don’t have the time to invest in reading anything long.  You can pick them up and put them down over and over.  The essays in these collections are so varied that something should catch your interest.


Find your Zen: Meditate this May

Today meditation seems to be everywhere.  If you need a good book on meditation, any of these books are great whether you’re a budding meditator or experienced practitioner.


OUR STAFF'S FAVORITE READS OF 2017

Our staff takes a look back at the year and share their favorite titles.


SWEET HOME NEW JERSEY

The state is as much a part of the story as any of the characters. Whether in the background or center stage, New Jersey is intricately woven into these titles.


OUR ANCIENTS: DISCOVERING ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

Just how different from us were the men and women who lived in ancient times? Their technology was very different, of course, but how were they different from us in what inspired them, what they believed in, and how they lived their lives? Much more than facts and figures, well-written histories seek to answer these questions as well as add color and context to our interpretations of the past. 


CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES

Ah Christmas – such a cozy time of year what with fire places, hot cocoa, and good cheer.  Why not add a little murder to the celebration?!?  Check-out these cozy mysteries with a Christmas theme.  Grab some egg-nog, one of these books, and curl up by the fire.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..for murder!


DEAR DIARY

Novels written in diary form feel at once intimate and true. They allow narrators to speak freely, and who doesn’t love the idea of discovering a secret diary and digging in? 


AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Infidelity is a certainly controversial topic. It’s certainly one that has informed some of our most captivating literature, From David and Bathsheba to Lancelot and Guinevere to Othello and Desdemona, illicit love (or suspicion of it) drives some of the very greatest works ever written.


A NOVEL LIFE IN A SMALL TOWN

Small towns have a mythic quality all over the world, a place where life seems simpler, friends and family closer.  This provides a juicy setting for many great novels, and honestly, we can't get enough!


Ladies who worked the crown and owned the throne

The popularity of The Crown and Victoria has revived interest in some of the women who shaped our modern world while managing their own personal dramas behind palace doors. Celebrate the lives of some of history’s most compelling leaders with these recommended books.


Wanna transport yourself to Hawaii?  Try these novels!

Eager to escape to sunny shores? Steer them to these books set in the beautiful Hawaii.


Writers speak out on school shootings

In times of tragic shootings, readers often look to literature for answers, even when they know that some things are beyond explanation. 


TRAPPED IN THE NEST: TALES OF FAMILY DYSFUNCTION

Readers who relish reading about other families’ foibles will enjoy these clever takes on domestic disharmony.


BELIEVE IN LOVE: ROMANCES

 

We all know that romance novels are fun, sexy and incredibly popular.  Not sure where to start? Here we've taken some of the guesswork out of the equation.


THAT GIRL IS POISON: BOOKS ABOUT POISONS AND FOUL PLAY

 

Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters are marvelous company on a rainy day.  They say poison is a tricky art, and some of today's fiction (and nonfiction) writers are at the top of their game.


DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

Read all of these books set in Texas and you just might find yourself learning something new about the Lone Star State.


GET UP ALL UP IN MY GRILL: BBQ'ING COOKBOOKS

Is there anything more divine than a juicy rack of ribs, steak or chicken fresh off the grill?  


WHAT IF? ALTERNATIVE HISTORY

There’s a ton of great historical fiction out there, but it’s always fun to ask “What if?” What if the American Revolution never happened? What if the Axis Powers won World War II?Alternate history books are a great way to explore these questions.