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What We’re Reading March 2024

Here’s what Hayner Library staff have been reading and loving lately!

Four to Score

by: Janet Evanovich

“I’ve been listening to this on Libby and I’m loving it. It has some mystery, some romance, and some parts where you laugh a lot. Now I understand why patrons are loving these books.”

Molly | Circulation

The Belle of Belgrave Square

by: Mimi Matthews

“This is a Victorian era romance, very accurate to the time. She took inspiration from Beauty and the Beast…which is what drew me to it in the first place.”

Morgan | Downtown Library Manager

Death Comes to Marlow

by: Robert Thorogood

“A snarky older protagonist and her good friends set out to solve another murder in their small town – much to the dismay of the local detectives! If you’re a fan of British murder mystery television, these are fantastic.”
Lauren | Acquisitions, Cataloging & Processing

Fourth Wing

by: Rebecca Yarros

“This book has dragons, fighting, and romance. What more can you ask for? I love that this book has kept me on my toes; I don’t expect what will happen from one chapter to the next!”

Megan | TeenSpace

Killers of a Certain Age

by: Deanna Raybourn

“Lots of kick-a** women characters.”

Linda | Administration

The Last Letter from Your Lover

by: Jojo Moyes

“Really liked the story and the use of letters. I also liked that you have a few different viewpoints of the same people but different years between them.”

Katie | Circulation

White Noise

by: Don DeLillo

“A layered and really funny social satire. I’m not very far, but I’m already so into it. I actually saw the movie before I knew it was a book and was instantly drawn to the absurdity and chaos of it.”

Johanna | Reference Services

The Couple in the Photo

by: Helen Cooper

“I read a short review about this in a magazine and it sounded like it had an intriguing plot. It turned out to be a real twister. With only 352 pages, it is a quick weekend read.”

Pam | Genealogy & Local History

A Psalm for the Wild-Built

by: Becky Chambers

“A beautiful story that could be described as cozy science-fiction. I absolutely loved its gentle exploration of life’s meaning…and highly recommend it to anyone looking for respite in an easy-going but interesting book.”
Sam | KidSpace

Two Twisted Crowns

by: Rachel Gillig

“A rich gothic fantasy that has a tarot-like magic system. It’s the perfect sequel: As good as the first book (if not better), ties up all the loose ends and questions, and expands on beloved side characters.”

Elizabeth | Circulation

Vladimir

by: Julia May Jonas (Narrated by Rebecca Lowman)

“I recently listened to the audiobook…it was dark and fun. I chose it because it was recommended on a podcast I listen to. The audiobook narrator is great, too.”

Gillian | KidSpace

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

by: VE Schwab

“A modern retelling of Faust, it is witty, romantic, lurid, with terrific imagery of beauty and darkness. The timing of how Schwab dispenses information is always right on and exciting.”

Andrew | Hayner Library at Alton Square Manager