MAYbe You'll Like It

Staff recommendations for the 2020 Director's Challenge

Get your next book for the Director’s Reading Challenge here! Our staff have varied tastes and each of these books was recommended by them! We hope you’ll try a new one or three this month and MAYbe you’ll like it.

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

A semi-autobiographical collection of short stories following a young country vet during the triumphs and defeats of the first year of his job. Set at the turn of the century before antibiotics and during the transition from horse-drawn plows to tractors, these stories range from tear-jerkers to laugh-out-loud funny looks at dealing with animals and the quirky people that keep them. A must-read for any animal lover.

Audiobook and ebook available on Kentucky Libraries Unbound

The Confession by Beverly Lewis

Katie Lapp has been shunned from her close knit Amish family, Now in the strange and sometimes dangerous English world this story of love and grace will show you a unique glimpse of the Amish world.

Ebook available on Hoopla

Deep Freeze by Lisa Jackson — Northwest series; bk. 1

Lisa Jackson’s Deep Freeze is first in the Northwest trilogy. Jenna Hughes and her two daughters move to an isolated farm in Oregon. Unbeknownst to Jenna, her biggest fan has decided to tag along. As the fan torments Jenna and her family, she seeks help from Sheriff Shane Carter. How many folks in the small Oregon town will be affected by Jenna’s dangerous stalker. Intrigue and mystery fill the pages of this book.

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Dewey’s Nine Lives by Vicki Myron

The legacy of the small-town library cat who inspired millions. A long-serving director of a small-town library in Iowa shares her journey with a cat named Dewey who impacted lives, inspired the town and became famous around the world.

Ebook available on Kentucky Libraries Unbound

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

When the bus driver takes a break Pigeon takes over. What a wild ride that was.

Audiobook available on Hoopla

Eat Fast Feast by Jay W. Richards

Richards helps us to understand why fasting is important, helpful, and spiritually nourishing.
If you are confused about when to eat and when to abstain from eating don’t delay read today.

Ebook available on Hoopla

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Two Choices: Angel or Exile. Lincoln or Phoenix. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity. It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. A high energy young adult fantasy novel.

Ebook available on Kentucky Libraries Unbound

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Shel Silversteins ‘The Giving Tree’ turns 50! A story for all ages. The lesson told throughout the story explains the gift of giving unconditionally. A lovely story of acceptance and love. You may find a tear in your eye as you reach the end of the story.

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Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

A shining light of Pratchett’s snark and satire, Going Postal is one of many great jumping on points of Discworld. It follows the criminal Moist von Lipwig as he is extorted into reviving the postal service. When your parole officer is a golem and the competition may just kill you, the solution is occasionally accidental magic. A fast paced and fun fantasy tale.

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

This is a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. Joshua, uptight and meticulous, and Lucy, quirky with a Pollyanna attitude, set across from each other every day trying to one-up each other. The tension between them has reached its boiling point, when they both have a chance at the same promotion.

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell

A single mom finds a man on the beach with no memory. She invites him to come home with her, something quite out of character for her. A young newlywed waits for her husband to come home, he doesn’t and the police say he never existed. A story filled with twists and turns that will keep the reader engaged until the very end.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Whisked away to the British countryside for safety Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy have their worlds torn out from under them by Nazi air raids over London. As their lives back home fall apart, they find themselves in the company of an eccentric professor and his obsessive housekeeper, Mrs. Macready. Trying to avoid her at all costs, the kids find themselves hiding in an antique wardrobe. Once inside, their lives change forever.

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Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Llama didn’t want to go shopping with Mama-long lines. longer aisles, and Mama is busy. Then Mama notices and decides to make it fun for both of them.

Ebook available on Kentucky Libraries Unbound

The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

Californians in the mid-1980s faced an unknown terror, a killer who came in the night and committed acts of savage brutality that led to a buying frenzy for door locks, guard dogs, and guns. This grisly tale tells of the origins, crimes, and demise of the man known as The Night Stalker.

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Pete the Cat Pete’s Big Lunch by James Dean

When Pete made a giant sandwich he didn’t want to eat all alone. So he invited all his friends over to share it.

Ebook available on Hoopla

The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis

Katie Lapp once shunned now delights in the modern world. Her life is far from Lancaster County where she grew up but she must come to terms with her Amish heritage and the man she once loved.

Ebook available on Hoopla

Scarlet Fields by John Lewis Barkley

This gripping account of a hardboiled World War I scout/sniper is fast-paced and leaves nothing to the imagination. It’s a realistic account of a horrific time in world history that will transport you to the front lines. Not for the faint of heart.

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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

The first hand account of Jaycee Dugard’s Kidnapping one morning on the way to a bus stop. It’s a great book that teaches us that through strength and perseverance a situation such as this does not have to define ones life.

Ebook available on Kentucky Libraries Unbound

The Shunning by Beverly Lewis

When Katie Lapp finds a satin baby gown she knows it holds a secret she feels she must discover. Nothing could have prepared her for what it was.

Ebook available on Hoopla

Untwine by Edwidge Danticat

Giselle Boyer and her identical twin sister, Isabelle, are navigating the difficulties of high school and parents with a troubled relationship. That is, until a tragic event changes their family forever. This beautifully-told narrative questions what it is to know oneself and others in the wake of something that changes everything you ever knew.

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The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

If you like the Outlander series this might be a good choice for you. Carrie McClelland hopes to turn a bit of local history into her next bestselling novel. In the spring of 1708, a group of soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, she creates a heroine for her novel… but it becomes more real to her than expected…

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