Boise Public Library
“You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost)” by Felicia Day.
Memoir. Felecia Day’s rags to riches story, from type-casted actress to Internet star. This “queen of the geeks” will take you on a hilarious and heartfelt journey of her life. Her candid approach to her personal issues, the pressures of fame and the joys of doing something you love will make readers believe anything is possible.
Eagle Public Library
“The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness” by Kyung-Sook Shin.
Adult fiction. Originally published in South Korea in 1995, “The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness” tells the story of a 1970s teenage girl who dreams of finishing her education and becoming a writer. She leaves her impoverished family in the countryside and heads to Seoul to work in a factory. After long sunless days working on an assembly line she struggles through night school to try to achieve her dream.
“Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy” by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis.
Young adult graphic novel. At the Lumberjanes’ Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, a group of energetic young campers are having fun forging new friendships, exploring the woods late at night and driving their cabin counselor nuts. But when one forbidden late-night foray gets them attacked by a pack of three-eyed foxes, the girls realize that there’s far more to the camp and the woods than meets the eye.
Garden City Library
“Getting to Yes with Yourself: and Other Worthy Opponents” by William Ury.
Adult nonfiction. Whether we realize it or not, we live in a world of constant negotiation and we are our biggest obstacle. If we can convince (or get to yes with) ourselves, we can convince others. There is a common win-lose misconception with negotiation: Either we can win, or the other party can win. It doesn’t have to be that way; win-win should be the goal. William Ury’s six steps to get to yes are applicable daily and a guide to help improve your life.
Ada Community Library
“Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas.
Young adult fiction. A compelling tale of a strong young woman who at the age of 17 has become adept at scavenging or hunting food for her desperately poor family. While in the woods during a bitter winter, she makes a choice of what to kill in order to bring food home to her sisters and father. After killing a wolf, she becomes a captive to a strange forest culture.
Meridian Public Library
“Fox Tossing: And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes and Games” by Edward Brooke-Hitching.
Nonfiction. From ice tennis to firework boxing to octopus-wrestling, Edward Brooke-Hitching has scoured dusty tomes to vividly bring back to life some of the most curious, dangerous and downright barbaric sports and pastimes ever devised before we erased them from our collective memory.
Nampa Public Library
“The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah.
Adult fiction. “In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are,” Kristin Hannah’s narrator, Viann Mauriac, proclaims as she looks back on her life in France. The bestselling author hits her stride in this page-turning tale about two sisters, one in the French countryside, the other in Paris, who show remarkable courage in the German occupation during WWII.