Readers Advisor

Readers Advisor

I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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Jacket covers from three of the titles on this list

Lots of debut novels have been released this summer, but sometimes it is hard to find the ones that float to the top and stay there … use this First Novels 2013 list to find titles that are being talked about and have earned attention and rave reviews.  In The Curiosity, a man who fell overboard in a 1906 storm and was flash-frozen in Arctic ice is reanimated; his introduction to the 21st century is ethical controversy, as well as humorous moments, and even love.  Queen’s Gambit will appeal to lovers of historical fiction as it follows Henry VIII’s sixth queen who, haunted by the fates of the previous wives, must learn to navigate the treachery of the royal court.  Feudal Japan is the setting for Child of Vengeance; based on the life of samurai legend Musashi Miyamoto, this one will appeal to those who loved James Clavell’s Shogun.  Check out the First Novels 2013 list to discover more like these!