This year, our theme at the library is What A Wonderful World. We’re focusing on a different color for each month, and June’s is promising pink. To that end, we’re highlighting books at the library with that color (or something close to it) on the cover!
If you love romantic suspense:
Linda Lael Miller’s Don’t Look Now (2003)
First in the Claire Westbrook series, this one introduces us to our heroine, an attorney whose life is . . . eventful, to put it mildly. She’s investigating her boss’s murder with the help of an ex-boyfriend when she learns that her sister’s killer is going to be released from hail. A cat-and-mouse game ensues.
Recommended for those who enjoy the works of Robyn Carr, Janet Dailey, and Elizabeth Lowell.
If you want Christian romance:
Megan DiMaria’s Searching for Spice (2008)
Linda’s been married to her husband Jerry for twenty-four years, and she desperately wishes that her incredibly practical and ever dependable husband would inject some more romance into their everyday life that is rife with all the struggles with come from being a working parent. But all her efforts to do so on her own backfire and are met with utter bewilderment on his end. Complications ensue.
Recommended for those who enjoy the work of Karen Kingsbury.
If you enjoy art:
Soon Y. Warren’s Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor (2006)
Do you love art but feel daunted at the idea of picking up a paintbrush yourself? Maybe try this handy how-to guide, which offers a crash course in watercolor painting techniques while focused specifically on painting flowers. The author is a noted watercolor artist and longtime art teacher.
Recommended for those who want to try their hand at watercolor in general or painting flowers more specifically.
If you love horror:
Dean Koontz’s Darkfall (1984)*
When a blizzard descends on New York City, NYPD detective Jack thinks he has enough to contend with, but little does he know that the bad weather is more than just bad weather. It’s ushered in a terrifying evil that is leaving disfigured corpses in its wake. Initially, Jack and other law enforcement think they might just have a terrifying psychopath or a brutal gang war on their hands, but only if the explanation could be that simple. . . .
*Ebook also available on Libby.
Recommended for those who enjoy the works of F. Paul Wilson, Stephan Graham Jones, John Saul, Dan Simmons, Jonathan Maberry, and Stephen King.
If you need books for kids or are a child at heart:
Janeen Sarlin’s Princess Tea: Parties and Treats for Little Girls (2009)
Have some princesses who need to be kept occupied this summer? Or perhaps you’d like to occupy yourself with a refreshing princess party? (Hey, who doesn’t?!). Nine themed tea parties are profiled, ranging from those inspired by various countries’ tea traditions (like China, India, and France) to more general fantasy concepts (fairy princess) to more out-of-the-box ideas (cowgirl tea). Each profile includes menu ideas, as well as suggested activities/crafts, costumes, and decorations.
Recommended for those who are or know princesses at heart who are bored to death with Disney.
If you enjoy audiobooks:
Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off The Boat (2013)**
You might be familiar with ABC’s sitcom Fresh Off The Boat, about a Taiwanese-American family, but did you know that it was loosely based on a book? In it, food personality Eddie Huang writes about his experiences as the son of Taiwanese immigrants and charts the winding path he took (which included stints as an attorney, standup comedian, and drug dealer) on his way to becoming a successful restaurateur. Huang can be a bit of a divisive figure, with people either really liking him or really not, but the book is a brash, unique spin on more traditional memoirs about first-generation Americans.
**Audiobook also available on Libby
Recommended for those who enjoy the works of Anthony Bourdain and Gabrielle Hamilton.
What books with pink covers are you reading? What are you reading in June? 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.