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

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

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

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

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

Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey

Bailey captures Mary’s unique spirit as she answers the question, “How does a story begin?” The gothic-style illustrations that Sardà creates sets a wonderful tone for the story, without appearing Read more...

Posted by on September 5, 2019

The Devil’s Equinox by John Everson

Austin is relatable and his initial relationship with Regina seems genuine and warm. That fuzzy feeling will not last long, though, as Everson draws the unsuspecting reader in and turns Read more...

Posted by on August 25, 2019

The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara

In her debut written work, film producer Mallory O’Meara dives into the lost legend of the woman behind the infamous Creature From the Black Lagoon: Millicent Patrick. The biography begins with Patrick’s early and complicated family life, illustrating her first encounters with chauvinism. With a penchant for art, Patrick moved away from her unstable home life and gravitated towards Hollywood where she is credited to be one of the first Read more...

Posted by on August 20, 2019

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend by Donato Giancola

Any fan of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, or art in general should flip through this book. The substantial size of the novel allows the reader Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old by Peter Jackson

The viewer watches as the British army march through the muck and stare at the camera as if it were some alien object, the likes of which they truly had Read more...

Posted by on June 18, 2019

Fergus and Zeke by Heather Ross and Kate Messner

Fergus the mouse (and class pet in Miss Maxwell’s classroom) loves to learn and follow along with the students. When it is time for the students to go on a Read more...

Posted by on June 15, 2019

I am So Brave! by Stephen Krensky

Highly saturated colors come together with bold geometric shapes and a measured use of grain scatter textures to create extremely engaging illustrations in this empowering board book about facing your Read more...

Posted by on June 5, 2019

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Anyone who picks up this book, however, will find a tale full of heart, laughter, bloodsoaked mayhem, and music references sprinkled throughout...Kings of the Wyld is a white-knuckled ride. Each Read more...

Posted by on April 25, 2019

White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat is the first novel in a suspenseful, action-packed trilogy about Cassel Sharpe’s plots and exploits as he dodges both curse workers and the feds.

Posted by on April 10, 2019

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