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Staff-recommended reading for juLY 2019. 

Check back each month for a new list.  Also check out our Goodreads Group for reviews, online bookclubs, and more!


When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

 This is a biography of the life--and disappearance--of Amelia Earhart, born this month in 1897, the pioneering aviator who was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic in 1928.

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy, born July 31st and  with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin reveals  that World War I might have been avoided entirely had it not been for a small group of statesmen who, in the month after the assassination, plotted to use Ferdinand's murder as the trigger for a long-awaited showdown in Europe..

Follows the lives of four very different men--Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry--as their fates converge on the most terrible and destructive day of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Her luck with men is running out, and a killer might be moving in. With something of her own to hide, Mira hopes she can avoid the police long enough to track down the object of her mega-crush-but is Mira trailing a statue-thief, a kidnapper, or a murderer?

The award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.

Follow astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin throughout one of the most exciting and impressive days in history! This graphic nonfiction book tells the story of this glorious day.

In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another.


  • June 2019
    • The stranger diaries
    • This must be the place
    • Check, please!. Book 1, #Hockey!
    • If I was your girl
    • The boy crisis : why our boys are struggling and what we can do about it
    • The rough guide to men's health
    • Aquarium
    • Zoo story : life in the garden of captives
    • Raising America's zoo
  • May 2019
    • Darius the Great
    • The best we could do : an illustrated memoir
    • A different pond
    • Water in May
    • Memorial Day
  • April 2019
    • Family Tree
    • Happy Family
    • Logical Family
    • Game Book
    • Mean to Be
    • Dim Sum
    • Ordinary Light
    • Life on Mars
    • Jabberwalking
  • March 2019
    • March. Book one
    • March 1917
    • March 1939
    • Spring
    • Norse mythology
    • Paris reborn
    • Organic gardening techniques
    • The Martha manual
    • Grow something different to eat
  • February 2019
    • First 15 Lives
    • Life After Life
    • The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
    • The President's kitchen cabinet
    • Ultimate insiders
    • Jefferson's daughters
    • The runaway wok
    • Young China
    • The 12 Chinese animals
  • January 2019
    • 100 yr man
    • 121 First Dates
    • Thousand Beginnings
    • First in Line
    • First Things First
    • Never Too Late
    • January Window
    • Two Faces
    • Three Days
  • December 2018
    • Nos4A2
    • True Love
    • One Day
    • Pete
    • Hanukkah
    • Christmastown
    • Sweet
    • Harlem
    • Kiss Me
    • Mr. Miracle
  • November 2018
    • Ghost
    • Bury
    • Chester
    • LaRose
    • Chukfi
    • Power
    • Ghost Hawk
    • Earth Weeping
    • If I ever
  • October 2018
    • Prayers
    • Frida
    • Crux
    • Marcus
    • Aristotle
    • Unknown
    • Undocumented
    • Tia
    • Bodega
    • Wild
  • September 2018
    • Cage
    • Cat
    • James
    • Wallflower
    • Jane
    • Indian
    • Mountain
    • Hate
    • Tango
    • Separate
  • July-August 2018
    • Borne
    • Fog
    • Potlikker
    • War
    • Second
    • Less
    • wrong
    • good thing
    • Trevor
    • Summer