This Week’s Reads is a special column brought to you by Adam, our friendly librarian from the East End Library.
Hello, Church Hill book lovers!
As we end the month of March, I wanted to share some new titles that may have slipped through the cracks over the month. Plus, since we just started this column last week, there were a few that missed being in the spotlight earlier!
In addition to the new books below, I wanted to let everyone know that as the warm weather finally decides to stay, we’ve got some new programs for your little spring lambs. On Thursday mornings at 10:30, we have a brand new program called Book Babies that is specifically designed for babies from birth through 17 months.
We are also lucky enough to have Sequoia Ross from Tricycle Urban Ag with us most Friday mornings at 10:30am for our Cook Books program. With Cook Books, you and your kids get to enjoy an engaging story time and then a food-based craft that helps teach kids how to eat healthier! You can find listings of those events here at CHPN, as well as on our calendar at the Richmond Public Library’s website at rvalibrary.org.
I hope everyone’s having a lovely weekend, and even though we were closed on Friday, we’ll be open as usual on Monday, where you can check out some of these wonderful new titles:
Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala (Adult Fiction)
The latest novel from the award-winning author of Beasts of No Nation. An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man’s sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.
Other Adult Fiction
The Betting Vow by K.M. Jackson
Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Dallas by Treasure Hernandez
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore
You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames
Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa (Adult Non-Fiction)
The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom.
Other Adult Non-Fiction
Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
Set the World on Fire by Keisha N. Blain
The People vs. Democracy by Bernard Yascha Mounk
Young Adult Fiction
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman (Young Adult Fiction)
A talented singer who is losing her voice, a gay teen on the brink of running away to find the boy he loves and a city newcomer reeling from a tragedy collide in Central Park and gradually reveal to each other the losses that have made them feel out of control.
Other Young Adult Fiction
Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
The Parker Inheritances by Varian Johnson (Juvenile Fiction)
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother. When she discovers a letter that sent her late grandmother on a treasure hunt, Candice finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against a family in Lambert.
Other Juvenile Books
The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey
Rusty Rivets: Far Out Friends by Delphine Finnegan and Dave Aikens
Sunny Day: Rock Stars! by Courtney Carbone and Susan Hall
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