If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Once a month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog! We'd love to see what you're reading! If you want to share your own #JPLPicks with us feel free to send us a photo of you with your book and tell us why you want to recommend it!
Today we're talking reads that stick with Julie from the Beaches Branch. Her #JPLPicks is the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ""The Lord of the Rings" changed my life as a reader. I will never forget the magic of this series." What book will you never forget? Find a Tolkien read here: http://bit.ly/jpltolkein
"Ready Player One" is out, staff is abuzz, and so is our #JPLPick for this week! For Eve at West Library “The combination of gaming, questing and eighties pop culture in "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline is amazing, it thrills my little geek heart!” She's apprehensive about the movie since she loved the book so much, what did you think!? Devour a copy (or reread it) before the movie: http://bit.ly/
Theresa from Beaches wants to recommend everything by Anita Shreve for her #JPLPicks "but, "The Last Time They Met" is one of her best. It’s about unfulfilled love with a tightly woven plot and complex characters. The ending is so surprising that you may want to reread it." Dig into a copy here: http://bit.ly/thelasttimetheymet
Our #JPLPicks this week is a "fantastically unbelievable, but true, tale that’s significant to our knowledge of the early Americas" a story that Allison says is a "thoroughly unforgettable. "Brutal Journey" moves from a disastrous 1527 expedition to Florida--led by Pánfilo de Narváez--to a desperate struggle for survival, and ends with a meandering 5,000-mile trek across land and sea as the meager remnants of the expedition sought to reach Mexico City. You won’t be bored!" Pick a copy and start your own adventure: http://bit.ly/jplbrutaljourney