Happy Wednesday, DC3! We have a handful of new titles to perk up your week with! Don’t forget – last weeks new books and movies are still on display as well, so if you haven’t made it over, there’s no time like the present. 🙂
A Shoe Addict’s Christmas by Beth Harbison Noelle is not a fan of the holidays, and to make matters worse, she is at a crossroads in her life, when it seems that love and adventure are no longer possible. When she stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve, she accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn’t too concerned about the prospect of spending the night in the store . . . until a woman appears out of nowhere and tells Noelle that she’s her guardian angel.
Soon, Noelle finds herself camped out in the shoe department facing several “ghosts” of Christmases past, present, and future . . . Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle see the true spirit of Christmas? And will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?
Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Experience classic tales in Manga format!
Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father’s sudden death. Elinor’s attachment to the reserved Edward Forrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne’s brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness?
Jane Austen’s beloved first novel, filled with romance, redemption, and social critique, is brought to life for a modern audience in this gorgeous manga-style adaptation!
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small-town troubles – including a broken heart – behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.
Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior-relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns – until his family hires her to save his parents.
Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another – or the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they – and the entire town of Bloomville – might never be the same, all because The Boy is Back.
Taylor Swift: This is Our Song by Tyler Conroy A book about Taylor. Made with love. By fans. For fans.
Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her fans in a way that only she can.
Amazingly, after all these years, there is no great, comprehensive book about Swift for her fans. Until now. This book, a fan-generated celebration of Swift’s first decade as an artist, collects the best writing and images from the past ten years in one gorgeous volume. From prefame interviews with Swift in local Pennsylvania newspapers to major profiles in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone; from album reviews by top critics such as Robert Cristgau, Sasha Frere-Jones, and Ann Powers to essays by beloved novelists like Maggie Shipstead; from Tavi Gavinson’s classic ode to Swift in The Believer to Q & As with Chuck Klosterman and humorous analysis from McSweeney’s and The Hairpin; from album-themed crossword puzzles and adult coloring pages to profiles of Taylor’s biggest fans; from an excerpt of the soon-to-be published novel Taylor Swift: Girl Detective to a “book within a book” of Swift’s most inspiring quotations titled (naturally) The Dao of Tay, this book is the vital collection of all things Taylor.
Here, finally, is the must-have book for every Swiftie and every music lover. For, as Klosterman wrote in GQ, “If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously.”
That’s all for now. We’ll see you soon! 🙂