Lexington Staff Picks

Danica:
Speak

Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson
Summary: A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

Susie:
I'm a Frog

I'm a Frog! / Mo Willems
Summary: Piggie introduces his reluctant friend, Gerald the elephant, to the wonderful world of pretend.

Erica:
Ronnie Wilson's Gift

Ronnie Wilson's Gift / Francis Chan
Summary: When Ronnie Wilson learns of Jesus' sacrifice, he wants to give Jesus a gift in return. But how can he get it to heaven? With each attempt, he performs a simple act of service for someone in need and eventually learns that what is done for the least in God's kingdom is done for Jesus himself.

Odelia:
The Testing The Testing / Joelle Charbonneau
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.
Alex:
A Little Life A Little Life / Hanya Yanagihara
Summary: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition ... Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is [their center of gravity] Jude, ... by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome--but that will define his life forever.

Cassandra:
Taltos Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches / Anne Rice
Summary: The continued story of Rowan Mayfair and her family of witches, and creatures created by them, the Taltos.
Christina:  
Sublime Sublime / Christina Lauren
Summary: When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…
Sabine: 
I Was Here The Apple Orchard / Susan Wiggs
Summary:  Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a one hundred-acre apple orchard in a town called Archangel, along with a half-sister she's never heard of, Tess Delaney, who makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners, discovers a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family.
Chelsey: 
I Was Here Call the Midwife / Jennifer Worth
Summary: Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London's East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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