Mad Honey

Posted on: December 18, 2022 at 11:04 am, in

by Jodi Picoult While I am always open to reading something I might not normally pick up, there is comfort in having an author that you can rely on; you know what to expect and look forward to the familiar. In this librarian’s opinion, Jodi Picoult is one of these masters of reliability, offering full […]

Daisy Darker

Posted on: December 4, 2022 at 2:50 pm, in

by Alice Feeney Alice Feeney has written some edge of your seat thrillers, and her newest novel, Daisy Darker does not disappoint. The Darker family is heading to Beatrice (aka Nana) Darker’s secluded cottage for her 80th birthday. Not the most loving and connected family, the dysfunctional Darkers don’t generally go out of their way […]

How the Mountains Grew: A New Geological History of North America

Posted on: November 6, 2022 at 1:01 pm, in

by John Dvorak I enjoy reading local history.  City of Richmond has a relatively short history of about 150.  European presence in the area is only about 300 years.  Indigenous people have been here since time immemorial.  But I’ve also been curious about the whole history of BC and North America.  Going back all the […]

This Time Tomorrow

Posted on: November 6, 2022 at 12:50 pm, in

by Emma Straub I’m a November baby, and when birthday season rolls around I often find myself in reflection, something like post-birthday party Jenna Rink in 13 Going On 30, looking back on how things have gone so far and wondering what might come. What if I had done something differently, even something small? How […]

Book Lovers

Posted on: October 16, 2022 at 1:17 pm, in

by Emily Henry When the outside world gets busy and requires a little extra brain power, it’s nice to have a straightforward read to pick up at the end of the day. Emily Henry is known for her reads-like-a-rom-com narratives, easy to become immersed in without demanding any excess energy. Book Lovers is no exception. […]

The Golden Couple

Posted on: August 25, 2022 at 4:04 pm, in

by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are back with The Golden Couple, a new edge of your seat thriller that is reminiscent of their earlier works. Matthew and Marissa Bishop have it all – a nice house, plenty of money, a child, a happy marriage; but that’s not all, they […]

The Summer Place

Posted on: August 11, 2022 at 3:10 pm, in

by Jennifer Weiner Summertime often brings an influx of beach time – and with it, beach reads (at least, it does if you’re a librarian). Jennifer Weiner can easily be counted on for an unputdownable blend of family secrets, love, loss and humour, and her latest hit, The Summer Place, is no exception. The story […]

A River Enchanted

Posted on: July 20, 2022 at 4:47 pm, in

by Rebecca Ross After ten years away from his ancestral home, the magical island of Cadence, Jack Tamerlaine has been summoned back by his laird. He returns, unsure of what he’ll find, or what he’ll feel, being back on the island that he was forced to leave at age twelve. Turns out, it was his […]

The Lyrics, 1956 to the Present

Posted on: July 20, 2022 at 4:40 pm, in

by Paul McCartney I was born 10 years after the Beatles broke up. My prime music listening years were the ‘90s, but my tastes were firmly stuck a generation behind, with the Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, the Guess Who, and of course, the Beatles being among my favourite bands.  While I’ve read plenty […]