The Library Corner at SLCC: New Best Sellers Coming Our Way

This month’s volunteer, Butch Hall

Jan Bobbett

Our library team (primarily Pat Weitzel) has purchased several new hardbacks for our Best Sellers cabinet. Read on …

Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry. I haven’t read this book yet, but I intend to head to the Best Sellers cabinet to be one of the first to borrow it. How can I ignore a book with six months on the bestseller lists in over 20 countries and that also appeals to my favorite genre (historical fiction)?

James Patterson and Mike Lucia: The House of Wolves. Moving from high school teacher to being in charge of a billion-dollar empire, as well as controlling a professional football team, Jenny Wolf is the central character of this thriller. Family drama at its best.

Ana Reyes: The House in the Pines. This psychological thriller that is getting good reviews is on order. It’s described as “captivating,” “creepy,” “suspenseful,” and “addictive.” With flashbacks and memory gaps, the main character deals with a mysterious death.

Danielle Steel: Without a Trace. Another book that is on its way to the SLCC library. You can wait for the movie (it’s coming) or start with her book, which is about second chances and the risks to take to achieve happiness.

Barbara Kingsolver: Demon Copperhead. I feel connected with Demon Copperhead. I didn’t experience his poverty, but I felt his triumphs and heartbreaks. As one reviewer said, the book is “haunting and beautiful in the most brutal way possible.” Maybe Demon felt unwanted, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say that this reader did love him. Definitely worthy of bestseller status.

What else can you find in our library’s Best Sellers cabinet?

Tom Clancy’s Red Winter. If you’re a Clancy fan, you already know that his fiction focuses largely on espionage and military-science. And you probably know he recently died. But the Clancy name continues with this novel, written by Mark Cameron. It presents a young Jack Ryan behind the Iron Curtain.

You might also want to check out this thriller by Robert Crais about private investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike: Racing the Light. Fun fact: Crais had an earlier career as a scriptwriter on television shows such as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and Cagney & Lacey.

This month’s volunteer: Butch Hall

Each month, we like to highlight a key player at our library. This month, it’s Butch. We count on Butch to come to the library once or twice every week to pick up those hardbacks and paperbacks that we no longer have space for. We like to keep our space tidy and our books topical. Butch helps us by finding new homes for excess books. He does a great job of “recycling.” Without storage space, our library needed someone to take on the challenge of book overflow, and Butch makes that his responsibility. As the head librarian said, “Butch saved the day by taking over this necessary job.”