January-May 2024 Titles In Review

Can you believe it’s already been nearly six months since we started the new year?  We cannot either!  Wow!  Here’s a look back at the titles we’ve added to our collection since January 2024.

Nonfiction
In honor of this year’s total solar eclipse in April we updated what we have about astronomy.  The Ultimate Guide to the Night Sky by D. Dickinson and National Geographic’s Backyard Guide to the Night Sky by A. Fazekas.

Requested nonfiction titles include The School That Escaped the Nazis by D. Cadbury and the Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts.  Other nonfiction additions include Good Morning Monster by C. Gildiner, Days of Rage by B. Burroughs, Smithsonian History of Space Exploration by R. Launius, Religions Around the World by D. Eaton, and part of the Uncovering Mythology series by L  Russo.

Fiction
So far this year, we were able to purchase some requested authors-Mitch Albom, David Bell, Marie Benedict, Harlan Coben, Jennifer Anne Davis, Kristin Hannah, Fran Littlewood, Freida McFadden, Ann Patchett, and Kelly Rimmer.

We also got our hands on some perennially favorite authors.  Mary Kay Andrews, Carolyn Brown, Sandra Brown, Linda Castillo, Amy Clipston, Patricia Cornwell, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Denise Hunter, JA Jance, Dean Koontz, Mary Kubica, Susan Mallery, Karen McManus, Fern Michaels, Linda Lael Miller, Janette Oke, JD Robb, Nora Roberts, Lauraine Snelling, and Lisa Scottoline.

 

Book Highlights for June 2024

Here’s a sneak peek at what we having coming in for June 2024!

Non-Fiction
Breaking Free, Rachel Jeffs
A requested title, this book is the story of how Rachel Jeffs escaped Warren Jeffs and his infamous polygamist cult.

Age of Revolutions, Fareed Zakaria
A look back at the period of history from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, and the social upheaval that was prevalent.

Fiction
Summers at the Saint, Mary Kay Andrews
A perennially popular author for us, this book is a fun ‘beach read’ about the plucky owner of a ritzy hotel that’s a bit down on its luck, and her efforts to revive it. Romance Fiction

A Calamity of Souls, David Baldacci
Another frequent flier off our shelves, Baldacci takes a turn into history.  He tells the story of  two lawyers and their fight for a black man’s freedom during the racially charged 60s in Southern Virginia. Historical Fiction

The Secret, Lee Child
Consistently requested author Child brings us another Reacher escapade.  Jack Reacher is back looking into a case from the far past that may affect his future. Mystery Fiction

Think Twice, Harlan Coben
Coben is always on our request list with his thriller titles.  His Bolitar does a double take when the FBI comes looking for his long deceased partner in connection with a very new crime. Thriller Fiction

Lone Oaks Crossing, Janet Dailey
Consistently requested, Dailey brings us the newest installment in the New Americana romance series. It may see a determined young woman team up with a helpful neighbor to do more than just rehabilitate the ranch. Romance Fiction

The Last Watch, J.S. Dewes
Taking a chance of a new-to-us author, it’s Dewes.  In her book, it’s up to the soldiers no one wants to buckle down and save the universe in this scifi thriller that’s ‘Expanse meets Game of Thrones’. Classic Science Fiction

James, Percival Everett
Another chance taken on a new-to-us author.  Everett’s brilliant retelling of Huckleberry Finn through the eyes of the slave Jim is sure to be thought provoking. Historical Fiction

Jeckyll & Hyde, Inc., Simon R. Green
New-to-us author Simon Green is a standard in Science Fiction. Stevenson’s Jeckyll & Hyde goes paranormal when a London cop is thrust into a world of monsters and mayhem in this horror fantasy. Urban Fantasy Fiction

Tell-Tale Bones, Carolyn Haines
Regular favorite Carolyn Haines can be relied on for funny, light-hearted, clean reads. The sassy, funny heroine gets involved in a missing persons case. Humorous Mystery Fiction

The Heiress, Rachel Hawkins
Fairly new but popular author writing about the vagaries of family relationships. Once freed from his scandalous family, Camden finds himself drawn back in by a sudden death in the family.  Mystery Fiction

Beach Read, Emily Henry
A new author everyone is asking for, Henry is light-hearted fun.  This funny romantic story is about two writers who might just fall in love while helping each other overcome writer’s block. Humorous Romance Fiction

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson
A new-to-us author previously read by our Book Club.  In it, a girl’s senior project over an infamous local murder may dig up more than she bargains for.  Young Adult Mystery, as adult Mystery Fiction

The Longmire Defense, Craig Johnson
Perennial favorite of our patrons Longmire is at it again.  Walt’s past informs his present investigation into a crime that brings up issues long buried. Mystery Fiction

The Court of Frost & Starlight, Sarah J. Maas
Requests are up for this Fantasy author.  Don’t jump into this series partway through, though!  Rhys and crew put the pieces back together after fallout from the last book, and Feyre starts to realize the true burden of rule. Classic Fantasy Fiction, Spicy.

The Wild Side, Fern Michaels
Consistently requested and prolific author Michaels comes out with a stand alone book.  In it, a covert investigator turned school guidance counselor is called back into duty once again on matters of national intelligence- as an escort.  Mystery Fiction

The Secret of Sunflowers, Marta Molnar
A requested author and title, Molnar give us a fictionalized look inside the story of how Van Gogh became famous-after his death- due mainly to the efforts of his sister-in-law.  Historical Fiction

Daniel X Manga, #1-#3, James Patterson & Various
Prolific favorite Patterson teams up to bring Daniel X to manga.  Daniel X uses his superpowers to protect the earth and hunt down the assassin who murdered his parents.  Young Adult Paranormal Manga Fiction

Tether, Jeremy Robinson
New-to-us author Robinson brings us a science fiction tale on the edge of dystopia.  In it, Saul’s wife is at the center of a mysterious phenomenon with world-shattering implications; he tries to get to the bottom of it with help from the mysterious Rain. Science Fiction

Toxic Prey, John Sandford
Consistently requested author of the favorites Lucas and Vergil brings us another ‘prey’ story. In it, Lucas’ daughter Letty asks him to help search for a missing scientist who may hold the key to events that affect the entire world. Mystery Fiction

Last House, Jessica Shattuck
New author who gives us a look at a family across generations.  In it, a man confronts the history of his family and the impact their vast oil business has had on communities and the environment. Historical Fiction

 

 

November & December 2023 Book Highlights

These last couple of months seem to have crept up on me and passed me right by!  Here is our list of books we’ve ordered for November and December. You might recognize a few requested titles &/or authors in here!

November 2023- Fiction
Archer, Jeffrey: Traitor’s Gate-William Warwick #6 (Historical Mystery)
Byler, Linda: A Tapestry of Love- New Directions #2 (Christian/Amish Romance)
Follett, Ken: The Armor of Light- Kingsbridge/Pillars of the Earth #4 (Historical)
Irvin, Kelly: The Heart’s Bidding- Amish Calling #1 (Christian/Amish Romance)
Koontz, Dean: After Death (Horror)
Mallery, Susan: The Sister Effect (Romance)
Peterson, Tracie: Finding Us- Pictures of the Heart #2 (Christian Historical)
Sandford, John: Judgment Prey- Prey/Lucas Davenport #33 (Mystery)

December 2023- NonFiction
Belim, Victoria: The Rooster House (Ukrainian Biography)
Duggar, Jill: Counting the Cost
Duggar Vuolo, Jinger: Becoming Free Indeed
Lowe, Keanon: Hometown Victory (High School Football)
O’Reilly/Dugard: Killing the Witches (History)

Fiction
Carlson, Melody: A Royal Christmas (Christian Romance)
Grisham, John: The Exchange- Sequel to The Firm (Mystery)
Hawker, Olivia: October in the Earth (Historical)
Macomber, Debbie: Must Love Dogs (Romance)
Mallery, Susan: The Happiness Plan (Romance)
Palmer, Diana: Wyoming True- Wyoming Men #10 (Romance)
Patterson, James: 23 1/2 Lies-Women’s Murder Club #23 (Mystery)
Snelling, Lauraine: A Time to Bloom- Leah’s Garden #2 (Christian Historical Romance)
Verghese, Abraham: The Covenant of Water(Historical)
Wiggs, Susan: Sugar and Salt (Romance)
Wilkerson, Charmaine: Black Cake (Literary)
Woods/Battle: Obsession-Teddy Fay #6 (Mystery)

Our Library is Hoppin’!

The Fairview City Library has several activities planned for the upcoming months.
We hope you can enjoy them!
+Our Children’s Librarian will be hosting story time Tuesday mornings at 10am, open to all ages. It’s lots of fun!
+Also remember that we can help you with most technology questions- just stop by or call us.
+Saturday, Sept. 30th from 8am-2pm at the American Legion Bldg on 6th & Central our Friends will host their semi-annual Book & Bake Sale. If you have questions or want to volunteer or donate, call the library.
+Thursday, Oct. 12th, at 9:30am at the Community Center, we’ll be ‘Creepy Crawling Toward Halloween’! We’ll watch a movie, have a snack, do some crafts, and even check out the Alabaster Caverns’ Bat Grotto! All ages are welcome, and as with all library programs, kids 7 and under should be accompanied by a responsible older caregiver.
+Oct. 31st from 3pm-5pm, stop by the city building at the south entrance and check out our Haunted Bus Hallway, and get treats!
+On Monday, Nov. 6th, counselors from the Enid Area Agency on Aging will be available to help qualifying seniors with MediCare Rx sign ups. They will be helping on a first come, first served basis starting at 9am, with the last appointment starting no later than 3:30pm.
+Tues., Nov. 7th, at 10am at the Major County Historical Society we will be hosting our Annual Storytime Hayride. This is free and open to the public.
+If you have any questions about these or other library programs or services, please call us at the library. Our number is 580-227-2190.
We’re proud to be your library, and proud to serve you!

October 2023 Book Highlights

Books we’re looking forward to getting in October, 2023.
A few of these are patron recommendations!

NON-FICTION
Custer/Englar: The Speed of Air (Flight)
Hamm, Harold: Game Changer (donated by OERB)
Lewis, Dale: Footprints in the Dew (True Crime)

FICTION
Byler, Linda: Weaving of Life- New Directions #1 (Christian)
Child/Preston: Dead Mountain-Nora Kelly #4 (Mystery)
Clancy/Bentley: Weapons Grade-Jack Ryan Jr #11 (Military)
Cussler/Brown: Condor’s Fury-NUMA Files #20 (Action)
Dailey, Janet: Texas Free-Tylers of Texas #5 (Romance)
Krueger, William Kent: The River We Remember (Historical)
Michaels, Fern: Liar!-Lost & Found #3 (Thriller)
Patterson/Born: Shattered-Michael Bennett #14 (Mystery)
Rollins, James: Tides of Fire-Sigma Force #17 (Military)

CHILDREN’S FICTION
Parish, Herman: The New Amelia Bedelia #1-#5 (Humor)
Thaler, Mike: Black Lagoon ‘Magic Show’, ‘Slime’, ‘Spring Break’ (Humor)

September 2023 Book Highlights

Here are the books we’re getting in for September, 2023.
If there are any titles or authors you’d like to see, please let us know!

NON-FICTION
Grann, David: The Wager-A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, & Murder

FICTION
Brown, Carolyn: Texas Homecoming-Ryan Family #2 (Romance)
Coble, Colleen: Secrets at Cedar Cabin-Lavendar Tides #3 (Christian)
Dailey, Janet: Yes I Do-Enemy in Camp/Difficult Decision (Romance)
Deveraux, Jude: Meant to Be (Romance)
Finkbeiner, Susie: All American (Christian Historical)
Fox, Candice: Fire with Fire (Thriller)
George, Liana: Perfectly Matched-Hopeful Hearts #3 (Urban Christian)
Gray, Shelley, Shepard: Her Heart’s Desire-Season in Pinecraft #1 (Christian)
Higgins, Kristan: Little Ray of Sunshine (Women’s)
Holmes, L.P.: Singing Wires (Western)
McDaniel, Rachel S.: Starlet Spy-Heroines of World War II #11 (Historical)
Moore, Meg Mitchell: Summer Stage (Romance)
Palmer, Diana: The Loner-Long, Tall Texans #54 (Romance)
Patterson, James: Private Moscow-Private #15 (Thriller)
Patterson/DiLallo: Ninth Month (Thriller)
Shiloh, Toni: Love Script-Love in the Spotlight #1 (Urban Christian)
Steel, Danielle: Palazzo (Romance)
Vaughan, Robert: The Tenderfoot (Western)

Your Right to Read (What You Want)

Public libraries like ours are very invested in you as a reader.
Yeah, really!
We are all about helping you find what you want to read, regardless of what that is.  Librarians don’t judge you.  We’re just happy that you are reading.  We want you to be able to find what you are interested in, no matter what that is.

Because we believe that adults should be in charge of their own reading.  We don’t mean to be reactionary, honest. We believe that adults can decide for themselves if something is appropriate for them.  That means it is not up to us to limit what others have access to.  The best thing you can do if you find something on our shelf you don’t agree with is to just leave it.  We analyze our shelves regularly, trying to make sure we have what people want to check out. If something on our shelves is not checking out, we weed it.  We work hard to make sure we have the latest reading that our community wants- at least, to our best understanding.

And we are always open to suggestions!  If you’d like to see more of a particular author (I’m thinking Colleen Hoover or Olivia Hawker) just let us know. Did you find an author or series that doesn’t have all that cussing you hate reading?  Let us know- we’ll do our best to add it to the library’s collection. We’re sure you won’t be the only one looking forward to it.

We do our best for you, because we are proud to be your library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Reading Journey

Librarians get really excited about books and reading.  I mean, we really love books. And reading.  And did I mention we really love books and reading?  Well, we do!  Librarians make no judgements about what you read. We believe that only you can decide what is right for you, and your children.   You know yourself best, and you know your child best. It is not our right to limit what you or your child can or cannot read.  If there is material that you don’t want to read, or let your child to have access to, we encourage you to exercise your right to leave it on the shelf. As librarians, our primary concern is always to make sure that you have the materials you want.  Our highest priority is to encourage a love a reading, and to help you on your reading journey.

AUGUST 2023 BOOK HI-LITES

Are we really nearly at school time already? My how time flies!
Here’s our book list for August, 2023.

FICTION
Andrews, V.C.- Little Paula: Eden #2 (Horror)
Cameron, Marc- Breakneck: Arliss Cutter #5 (Mystery/Thriller)
Carr, Jack- Only the Dead: James Reece #6 (Military/Mystery)
Craig, Erin A.- The House of Salt & Sorrow: Sisters of the Salt (Fantasy)
Finkbeiner, Susie- The All-American (Christian Historical)
Gabhart, Ann H.- In the Shadow of the River (Christian)
George, Liana- Perfectly Matched: Hopeful Hearts #3 (Urban Christian)
Hlad, Alan- The Book Spy (Historical)
Jewell, Lisa- The Family Remains (Thriller)
Lu, Marie- Stars & Smoke (Fantasy)
McDaniel, Rachel S.- The Starlet Spy (Christian Historical)
Morton, Kate- Homecoming (Historical)
Nethercott, GennaRose- Thistlefoot (Fantasy)
Parker/Gaylin- Robert B. Parker’s Bad Influence (Mystery)
Score, Lucy- The Things We Hide from the Light (Literary)
Shiloh, Toni- Love Script (Urban Christian)
Ware, Ruth- Zero Days (Horror)
Wells, Lee E.- Danger Valley (Western)
Worth, Lenora- Pinecraft Refuge: Pinecraft Seasons #1 (Christian)

July 2023 Book List

We cannot believe we’re getting ready for July!  Don’t forget about our Summer Reading Program every Thursday in July from 10am-12pm next door at the Fairview Community Center!

NON-FICTION
Child, Brenda: Board School Seasons (Native history)
Colbert, Brandy: Blackbirds in the Sky (Tulsa Race Massacre)
Cottingham, Dale: Midwest Hymns (poetery, Oklahoma author)
Fine, Karen: The Other Family Doctor (veterinarians)
Glass, Kathy: A Life Lost (Child neglect & fostering)
Krawec/Estes: Becoming Kin (Native history)
Lomawaima, K.T.: They Called it Prairie Light (Native history)
Strathern, Paul: Mendeleyev’s Dream (chemistry)

FICTION
Andrews, V.C.: Eden’s Children (Horror)
Baldacci, David: Simply Lies (mystery)
Carlson, Melody: Armando’s Treasure (Christian)
Carr, Robyn: The Country Guesthouse (Romance)
Clancy/Bentley: Flash Point (military mystery)
Cussler/Maden: Fire Strike (maritime mystery)
Dundee, Wayne D.: Rainrock Reckoning (western)
Hillerman, Anne: The Way of the Bear (Native mystery)
Hilliard, M.E.: The Unkindness of Ravens (mystery)
Hunter, Denise: Harvest Moon (Christian)
Hunter, Denise: A Novel Proposal (Christian)
Kepnes, Caroline: For You and Only You (Thriller)
McCauley, Terrence: Dark Sunrise (western)
McCauley, Terrence: Get Out of Town (western)
Patterson/Paetro: 23rd Midnight (mystery)
Score, Lucy: Things We Never Got Over (General)
Snelling, Lauraine: Seeds of Change (Christian)
Steel, Danielle: A Worthy Opponent (Romance)
Thayer, Nancy: All the Days of Summer (Women’s)
Turk, Marilyn: The Escape Game (historical
Webb, Heather: The Next Ship Home (historical)
Woods, Stuart: Near Miss (mystery)