Friday, February 3, 2017

Staff Picks



Hello, welcome to our very first blog post!
Our staff read some great books last year, so here's to you reading some great books this year!



Ready Player One 
by Ernest Cline
Dystopian Fiction




Ready Player One

It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.





Passenger
 by Alexandra Bracken
Fantasy



Passenger

When a violin prodigy who has lost everything wakes up on a ship in another time, a man wants to escape a life of servitude is forced to confront his past while keeping his former captors from claiming a stolen object of untold value.





Red Rising 
by Pierce Brown
Science Fiction


Red Rising 

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush winds spread across the planet. Darrow - and Reds like him - are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.




The Husband's Secret
 by Liane Moriarty
Fiction


The Husband's Secret

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cevelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.






Harry Potter and the
 Cursed Child
 by J.K. Rowling
Fantasy


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.





All the Light We Cannot See
 by Anthony Doerr
Historical Fiction




All the Light We Cannot See

A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.





Moonwalking With Einstein
 by Joshua Foer
Nonfiction


Moonwalking With Einstein

Citing memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, the author chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his year in memory training, as well as sharing historical lore and memory techniques.







Ender's Game
 by Orson Scott Card
Science Fiction



Ender's Game

An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth's complete destruction.







Carry On, Warrior
 by Glennon Doyle Melton
Nonfiction


Carry On, Warrior

A New York Times essayist shares her journey from a self-destructive college student to a devoted family woman and teacher while illuminating the importance of trusting in a higher power and being truthful about life's challenges.







Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Nonfiction



Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.










Happy reading!
Lompoc Library Staff



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