Weekend reads are hand-picked by staff members and are chosen directly from our new fiction and new non-fiction shelves. That means that at the time weekend reads are posted each Friday, these books are on our shelves… But hurry and grab the title you want before someone else does!
Below you will find each week’s weekend read selections along with a brief description. Interested in a particular title? Click on the title or the cover of the book for more information.
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Weekend Reads | Friday, May 27, 2016
Finger Painting Weekend Workshop by Iris Scott
- Leave your brushes behind! Iris Scott’s revolutionary finger-painting courses are designed for everyone, especially beginners. Watch your paintings flourish with life when you follow Iris’s simple techniques that let the paint do the work.
- Everyone knows they should eat more vegetables and grains, but that prospect can be intimidating with recipes that are often too complicated for everyday meals or lacking in fresh appeal or flavor. For the first time ever, the test kitchen has devoted its considerable resources to creating a vegetarian cookbook for the way we want to eat today. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is a wide-ranging collection of boldly flavorful vegetarian recipes covering hearty vegetable mains, rice and grains, beans and soy as well as soups, appetizers, snacks, and salads.More than 300 recipes are fast (start to finish in 45 minutes or less), 500 are gluten-free, and 250 are vegan.
Hystopia by David Means
- At the bitter end of the 1960s, after surviving multiple assassination attempts, President John F. Kennedy is entering his third term in office. The Vietnam War rages on, and the president has created a vast federal agency, the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation’s mental hygiene by any means necessary. Soldiers returning from the war have their battlefield traumas “enfolded”―wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy―while veterans too damaged to be enfolded roam at will in Michigan, evading the government and reenacting atrocities on civilians.
Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly
- The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tightknit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 90s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal.
Weekend Reads | Friday, March 4, 2016
The Natural History of Wine by Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle
- An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. This book presents a fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question“What can science tell us about wine?” And vice versa.
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
- Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She’s investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast.
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
- A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story andgods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.
Weekend Reads | Friday, February 5, 2016
100 Days of Happiness: A Novel by Fausto Brizzi
- What would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live? For Lucio Battistini, it’s a chance to spend the rest of his life the way he always should have—by making every moment count.
Rozelle: A Biography by Jerry Izenberg
- Rozelle chronicles the life and times of the architect of the modern National Football League, Pete Rozelle, who transformed football into arguably the most successful sports league in the world.
Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler
- Carter Sloan is a trained assassin—the best there is, pulled out of cryogenic sleep whenever an assignment demands his skills. So when he’s kept in the deep freeze for 258 years, he’s seriously pissed off.