This year, our theme at the library is What A Wonderful World. We’re focusing on a different color for each month, and February’s is gold dust. To that end, we’re highlighting books at the library with that color (or something close to it ) on the cover!
If you like Westerns:
C.M. Wendelboe’s When The Gold Dust Died in Deadwood (2020)
Tucker Ashley and his friend Jack go to seek their fortune in the Black Hills Gold Rush. However, things quickly take a nasty turn when they realize that their claim has been jumped by the cut-throat Zell McGinty and his even more ruthless son Trait. Tucker’s a legendary gunfighter in his own right, but a stint in prison has left him not so quick on the draw. Complications ensue. This book is actually the third in a series about Tucker. We have the previous 2 books (Backed to the Wall and Seeking Justice) as well.
Recommended for those who enjoy the work of Johnny D. Boggs, Ralph W. Cotton, and William W. Johnstone.
If you enjoy YA:
Jessica Jung’s Shine (2020)
Rachel Kim is a Korean American teen who is excited when she signs on with one of the biggest K-pop music labels in Seoul. Rachel is ambitious and wants nothing more than to be a star, but the nonstop training and strict rules leave her feeling overwhelmed. One of the label’s rules is no dating, which frustrates Rachel as she starts to fall for Jason, who’s also a K-pop star in the making. Written by Jessica Jung, a K-pop star in her own right, Shine isn’t a hard-hitting expose on the industry, but it does provide a behind-the-scenes look at the high pressure of the K-pop music scene while also providing YA drama and romance.
Recommended for those who enjoy YA romances and/or K-pop.
If you want a psychological thriller:
Camilla Läckberg’s The Golden Cage (2020)*
Faye is married to Jack, one of Sweden’s wealthiest businessmen. They met in business school, and while he has pursued his fortune, she has taken a back seat to his ambitions to support his rise to the top. But then Jack starts taking Faye for granted. In her eyes, he’s forgotten all she did to help him, and when she discovers he is having an affair, she’s determined to extract revenge. . . .
Recommended for those who enjoy the works of Stieg Larsson, Karin Fossum, and Ruth Rendell.
*Ebook also available on Libby
If you love children’s graphic novels:
Dan Jolley’s Mega-Dogs of New Kansas (2020)
Cute story about Sienna, who lives on a planet called New Kansas, and her mega-dog Gus. Mega-dogs like Gus protect the settlers on New Kansas, and for Sienna–who struggles with anxiety–it’s easier to bond with Gus than it is other kids. So, when the mega-dog program is threatened, Sienna runs away from home with Gus and stumbles on an opportunity to save New Kansas from a previously unknown threat.
Recommended for those who enjoy the work of Paul Tobin.
If you prefer an audiobook:
Meredith May’s The Honey Bus (2019)
In this unusual memoir that is also an ode to beekeeping, May recounts her childhood experiences in 1970s Big Sur, California. May, her brother, and her mother had just moved to live with her maternal grandparents in the wake of her parents’ separation. As May’s mother emotionally recedes from her children’s lives, May’s gentle beekeeping grandfather steps up to provide the love and affection that the child so badly needs, as well as lessons on beekeeping.
Recommended for those who enjoy reflective, heartwarming memoirs.
What books with gold dust covers are you reading? What are you reading for February? Tell us in the comments! As always, please follow this link to our online library catalog for more information on any of these items or to place them on hold.