Recommendations for You from Your Bookmobile Staff

​SCCLD Bookmobile staff has some awesome recommendations for you!

The Expanse

Expanse Season 1-3, on Blu-ray and DVD

A thriller set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. A hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Islandborn - Díaz, Junot

Islandborn by Junot Díaz, also available in Spanish, as an ebook and as a downloadable audiobook

Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland ... and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage.

On Tyranny - Snyder, Timothy

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder, also available as an ebook and a downloadable audiobook

In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

When - Pink, Daniel H.

When: Scientific secrets of perfect timing by Daniel H. Pink, also available as an ebook, a downloadable audiobook, and in large print

Our lives are a never-ending stream of decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Pink reveals how to use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule, and the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married. He distills cutting-edge research and data on timing into a fascinating, readable narrative that gives readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. Illuminates the scientific factors that shape the hidden patterns of a day and challenge scheduled activities, drawing on research in the disciplines of psychology, biology, and economics to share practical advice and anecdotes for promoting a richer, more engaged life.

Goldie Vance - Larson, Hope

Goldie Vance, volumes 1-4, graphic novel by Hope Larson

Move over Nancy, Harriet, & Veronica. There's a new sleuth on the block! Sixteen-year-old Marigold "Goldie" Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel's in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can't crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery.

Six Seasons - McFadden, Joshua

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Josua McFadden, also available as an ebook

In 225 simple, inventive recipes that celebrate all the ways to use all the parts of a vegetable at its peak, McFadden shares his passion and expertise as both chef and farmer.

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