Every month, we’re profiling new-ish releases that are getting critical and commercial buzz. For March, we’re looking at a historical romance set during World War II, a classic farming almanac, and a not so-classic spin on a classic book of records.
Julia Kelly’s The Light Over London (2019)
The Light Over London tells a dual romance: there’s the historical one, set in World War II, and then the modern one as a contemporary pair try to unravel the older mystery. I’m sure for most readers, though, the draw is the historical romance. Louise is from a small English village but falls hard for a handsome, dashing RAF pilot. When his unit is suddenly deployed overseas, Louise joins the women’s branch of the British Army and finds herself posted in London in an anti-aircraft (“ack ack”) unit. Complications ensue.
Recommended for those who like historical romances.
The Old Farmer’s 2019 Almanac (2018)
Okay, so technically, this is one of our non-circulating reference books, so you cannot take it home with you. However, I know I’m not alone in enjoying my annual perusal of the farmer’s almanac. And with spring right around the corner, it has all you need to know about the weather, farming, and, well, most everything.
Recommended for . . . well, you know who you are. People who like the farmer’s almanac! 🙂
Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2019 (2018)
With my love for all things trivia, it’s also probably no surprise that I also like reading the Guinness Book of World Records. I was not aware until quite recently that Guinness also puts out an annual video game edition of their famous record compilations. So . . . if you’re a gamer and you like trivia, this book is definitely for you. The Gamer’s Edition profiles both gamers and games, spanning from firm favorites to exciting new releases.
Recommended for folks young and old who love video games.
What’s your favorite new-ish books? What books are you buzzing about these days? Have you read any of these books? Tell us in the comments! As always, please follow this link to our online library catalog for more information about any of these items.