Library at SLCC: New Books and Best Sellers

Sue Tappe (photo by Jan Bobbett)

Jan Bobbett

Arizona Authors and New Books

As I looked through the Pioneer section of our library this month, I spotted a Tony Hillerman book and was reminded how important he was to many of us. Hillerman died in 2008, but here is some good news: His daughter Anne Hillerman continues his tradition with the Leaphorn and Chee novels of New Mexico. Since she is a contemporary writer, we usually have some of hers in the Mystery sections, and because Anne lives part-time in Arizona, also look for her on the Arizona Authors end cap.

Other Arizona authors? Popular Arizona writers include Allison Brennan, Diana Gabaldon, Clive Cussler, Zane Grey, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Shelton, and Stephenie Meyer. J.A. Jance should be added to the list, because she was raised in Bisbee, and locals might recall the many presentations she made at the Robson Library.

Look for Arizona authors’ hard-cover books on that end cap. And if you have any to share, keep us in mind.

New Books for the Best Sellers Cabinet

Note: We use the honor system with our customers, but books in the Best Sellers cabinet must be checked out. You will usually find a librarian on duty Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help you.

We just purchased several new books, so I’ll give you a sampling. This month, five purchases are large-print books. Look for them (and many others) in the Best Sellers cabinet.

Let’s start with a psychological thriller by Jonathan Kellerman who has written over 40 crime novels. You might recognize his characters—Lt. Sturgis and Physiologist Delaware. Many of us consider Kellerman’s thrillers among our favorites.

Encore in Death, a thriller by J.D. Robb, is an Eve Dallas novel. In this work of detective fiction, there is a plot twist, but that’s all you’ll hear from me.

C.J. Box is also popular. You might remember Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett who is the main character in five other bestselling books and is based on a real person. Besides danger, you can count on finding wildlife in his books.

Another book purchased recently is Don’t Open the Door, by Allison Brennan. Don’t Open the Door is number 2 in the Regan Merit Series by Allison Brennan. One review: “A thought-provoking suspense thriller that moves quickly.”

We also purchased a book with regular print: Someone Else’s Shoes, by Jojo Moyes.

Spotlight on Librarian Sue Tappe

You might have seen Sue walking around the lakes and along the streets of Sun Lakes 1. When she’s not pounding the pavement, she’s reading or using her hands (and creativity) quilting.

Originally from Potosi, Wisc., Sue has been in Sun Lakes for six years and has contributed to our reading pleasure in our library for four years. When asked about her favorite book, she says she likes books that are inspiring and have a good ending. She’s not into sad books. One thing is for sure: When you enter our library, Sue will welcome you.