Ms. Amy’s Pick:
Eager by Ben Goldfarb (Adult Non-fiction Title)
“There’s a very good reason why beavers are a keystone species. Read to find out why these amazing rodents are instrumental to the health of our world.” Available in hardcover format
Ms. Katie’s Pick: Six Minutes Podcast (Kids’ Podcast)
“I’ve only just started this podcast, but what an adventure! All told to you in 6 minute bites. I can’t wait to see what happens next!”
Ms. Cheryl’s Pick: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Adult Title)
Ms. Linda’s Pick: Songcatcher (DVD)
“Songcatcher is a wonderful movie with a great cast and interesting characters. Since the plot involves a musicologist searching for old folk songs in the hills of Appalachia, the soundtrack is amazing.” Available in DVD format
Ms. Fiona’s Pick: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Ms. Denise’s Pick: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
“A must read adventure filled with non-stop action in a virtual gaming world.” Available in e-book, e-audio, hardcover, and DVD CD audiobook formats.
|Ms. Amy’s Pick:|
The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault (Young Adult Title)
“This book is a page turner! I enjoyed the many twists and turns this tale takes. It kept me guessing until the very end.”
Available in e-book. From other libraries available in regular print, book on CD.
|Ms. Katie’s Pick:|
The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniezwski (Young Adult Title)
“We’ve all been there. Those cringey moments you’d like to take back– the times you wish you could have a do over…The Dirt Diary depicts them so well in all their embarrassing glory.”
Available in e-book
Ms. Cheryl’s Pick:
Hidden Valley Road Inside the Mind of an can Family by Robert Kolker (Adult Title)
“Schizophrenia strikes over three and a half million young adults in this country, resulting in heartache for the sufferers and their loved ones. Meet the Galvin family: half of their tribe of twelve is diagnosed with this malady. The story is intriguing and gripping. Mental illness has a profound and lasting impact on families.”
Available in e-book, e-audio, and from other libraries regluar and large print.
|Ms. Denise’s Pick:|
Lark Rise To Candleford (DVD)
“A heartwarming trip into the past.”
|Ms. Amy’s Pick:|
Pickle Podcast (Kids’ Podcast)
“This podcast had me laughing and learning at the same time! I like the hosts’ interplay with each other and appreciate how they included kids from other places and experts on their topics into their shows! A great podcast!”
|Ms. Katie’s Pick:|
by Jonathan Auxier (Middle Grade Title) Available in e-book and hardcover.
“An imaginative adventureat its best!”
|Ms. Cheryl’s Pick:|
Manderley Forever by Tatiana De Rosnay (Adult Title)
Available: Spencer in hardcover. Other libraries in regular print, book on CD, and PlayAway.
“Tatiana De Rosnay created a biography that reads like fictionin “Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier”. Du Maurier’s feisty, independent spirit shines through.I loved it almost as much as the classic, “Rebecca”.
|Ms. Linda’s Pick:|
John Sandford Novels (Adult Titles)
Available in e-book and hardcover, Audio book.
“If you enjoy police procedurals you may like books by John Sandford. His prose is crisp and his characters are interesting.He even includes some humor.His books are very popular.”
|Ms. Fiona’s Pick:|
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
By Rick Riordan (Middle Grade Title)
Available in e-book, audio,and hardcover.
“Full of excitement and humor!”
|Ms. Denise’s Pick:|
by Diana Gabaldon (Adult Title)
Available in e-book, Book on CD and DVD.
“This captivating Scottish history, time travel book is addictive. Read the first 3 chapters to get to know all the characters and you’ll be hooked!”
|Ms. Amy’s Pick: |
The Thing About Jellyfish
by Ali Benjamin(Middle Grade Title)
Available in e-book and regular print.
“This is one of the best books I have ever read. I especially liked the science facts and the likable main character. As a matter of fact, I wish I could hop into the book and be her new best friend.”
|Ms. Katie’s Pick: |
The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle
by Leslie Connor (Middle Grade Title)
Available in e-book, e-audio and regular print .
“This book made me feel…everything! What a roller coaster of emotions…one minute I was happy, the next sad, and several times very angry.What a fantastic read!”
|Ms. Cheryl’s Pick: |
by Glennon Doyle(Adult Title)
Available in e-book, audio and regular print formats
“A timely book about bravery, survival and love.”
|Ms. Linda’s Pick: |
To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee(Young Adult Title)
Available in e-book, e-audio, regular print and graphic novel.
“My favorite book ever.”
|Ms. Patricia’s Pick: |
The Institute by Stephen King (Adult Title)
Available in e-book, e-audio, book on CD, large print and regular print.
“A good, spooky read.”
|Ms. Denise’s Pick: |
Becoming by Michelle Obama(Adult Title)
Available in e-book, audio, regular and large print.
“Her story is inspiring and surprising.”
Check out the following book list that was started from the program, “Let’s Talk Books with Denise” on 4/29/20
Books Owned by the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer
A white man dyes his skin brown in the late 1950’s and passes himself off as an African American in the Deep South. This is a story that will remain with me for a long time.
This unforgettable story happening during WWII is about ordinary people determined to resist evil, and sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.
Mom dies and Dad abandons Theo, a 13 year old boy. He moves to an upper class neighborhood. The story is about friendship, understanding and love, and art. Enthralling read.
This inspiring and mesmerizing story about her not-so-privileged childhood, her struggle to balance work and motherhood, and her life as the First Lady. Her writing feels intimate and warm. It is a story of a woman of character and strength.
Ruth has been an ob/gyn nurse at the same hospital for years. She is black and white supremist don’t want her to touch their baby. This page-turning, thought provoking read will have you thinking about racism and our parts in it.
This incredible true story is about a girl with no formal education until 17 years old. She was brought up by a family that planned for the end of the world and abused her. Tara turned her life around and became a scholar in both Cambridge and Oxford.
Easy and surprisingly delicious recipes!
This says it all: “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon
Nice story about people in a small town. Excellent character development.
Quentins By Maeve Binchy (Her other books are gentle reads too.) Print (Large print)
Curley rose from the slums of South Boston in a career extending from the Progressive Era of Teddy Roosevelt to the ascendancy of the Kennedy sons.
The Rascal King: The Life And Times Of James Michael Curley By Jack Beatty Print (egular print)
African American psychological fiction
Two girls are lost. Did somebody take them, if so who? Lots of twists and turns that you never see coming!
Weight of Silence By Heather Gudenkauf Print (Regular print)
Historical fiction about people from MA settling in the Ohio Valley, written by an excellent storyteller.
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west By David G. McCullough Print (Regular print)
Virtual video game contest with lots of suspense, adventure, and twists and turns.
What would happen if you had the information of the internet in your head?
iBoy By Kevin Brooks Print (Regular)
Horror. Is the house alive or is the guy crazy?
Burn, Do Not Read By Kevin Flanders (local author) Print (Regular)
Excellent book about WWII.
Recommended for mature audiences. This series is about stopping terrorist attacks on the United States
Funny, light reading.
“A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won’t let you go.” ―The New York Times Book Review
Teen Graphic novel about a dysfunctional family. Jarrett’s mom is a drug addict and his Grandparents are raising him.
WWII shipwreck, diving treasure hunt
Emily Post’s etiquette : manners for a new world
Mount Everest disaster
Anne of Green Gables
Books Owned by Other Libraries
Scottish historical fiction, filled with adventure and lots more. Read the first 4 chapters and you won’t be able to put this book down!
Outlander (series) By Diana Gabaldon E-book Print (including regular print, Audio CD, Playaway)
Lots of twist and turns, hostage negotiations, deaf people and insight into their world.
A Maiden’s Grave By Jeffery Deaver Print (Regular, Large type, and Paper-bback)
Thriller: A girl falls through the earth. The firemen who come to save her see a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Similar to a Harry Potter adventure, a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world.
Historical fiction adventure story about the courage of the first Americans to conquer space.
Actress, alcoholic father and help through therapy
Keeping Secrets By Suzanne Somers Print (Regular)