Race, Racism, and Black Lives: A Fiction Reading List for Adults

Red at The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2020

Race, Racism, and Black Lives: A Reading List for Adults

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of racial justice, especially centering Black lives, voices, and communities.

Posted by on June 9, 2020

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Hagashino

Even though the answer to “whodunit” comes in the first 20 pages of The Devotion of Suspect X, what keeps you reading is what happens next. When an argument with Read more...

Posted by on April 16, 2020

Hoopla Picks by LaRaie

Hello beloved library patrons! We have missed you while we are all hunkered down inside. Here are some Hoopla titles to help fill the void of not being able to Read more...

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Adult Services: Best of 2019

Enjoy Westmont Public Library’s Adult Services Librarians favorite books we read in 2019! Full Throttle by Joe Hill My favorite story out of the anthology was “Late Returns”. In it, Read more...

Posted by on March 17, 2020

Diary of a Murderer by Young-ha Kim

South Korean author Young-ha Kim makes you feel like you’re walking on eggshells through his stories that seer with uncertainty, delirium, humor and the mundane. Of the four stories that Read more...

Posted by on February 25, 2020

The Witcher Omnibus by Paul Tobin

The various artists involved pencil and ink a dangerous world, but include colors and strokes which concurrently imbue a fairy tale aesthetic.

Posted by on February 4, 2020

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen

Ava Collete is a food writer from Boston, looking to get away for the summer to finish her new book of historical New England recipes. It might be more fitting Read more...

Posted by on January 14, 2020

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where the madness lies?” Tara Westover grew up the youngest of a devout Mormon family, home bound in the rural mountains of Idaho. Read more...

Posted by on December 17, 2019

Titans: The Complete First Season by Greg Berlanti

The first season of Titans is a superhero story is the spiritual successor to that violent, gritty blend of comic book film-making which began with Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Read more...

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Alix Chamberlain is a white, successful Manhattan mom with two kids, a loving husband, and an amazing babysitter her daughter adores. She started as a blogger and has built her business showing other women how to get what they want. Emira is a young black woman, a recent-ish grad feeling aimless in her next step in life, so she babysits 2 year old Briar while she tries to figure things Read more...

Posted by on November 19, 2019

The Institute by Stephen King

Readers familiar with Stephen King’s work will not be disappointed by the delightfully plodding, character driven narrative given to us in his newest book.

Posted by on October 22, 2019

Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr

This is an insightful, gritty, tender story of an orphaned teen, living in rural Indiana with his meth-addicted uncle when his uncle goes missing. Riggle gets suspended from high school, and spends his time searching for his uncle, while trying to avoid the pitfalls of living in a town where racism, hatred, poverty and drug abuse are as common as apple pie. He must find his uncle if he wants Read more...

Posted by on October 17, 2019

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Libby died when she was fourteen.  Her mom fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a river, where they both drowned.  …Didn’t they?

Posted by on October 17, 2019

How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills by Seth Grahame-Smith

Written in a serious but over-the-top tone, readers will visit classic horror film tropes and get more than a few laughs along the way.

Posted by on September 9, 2019

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