Readers of adult fiction and stories about families will want to check out Rakesh Satyal's second novel, No One Can Pronounce My Name. The author stopped by to say thanks for sharing the book on Instagram.
Patrons who prefer non-fiction will also find new materials to add to their to-be-read piles this week:
First, in honor of the recent start of baseball season, we're taking Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's off the bench and putting it on library shelves. Take this book out to the ballgame and enjoy a little Cracker Jack as you reminisce on baseball in the 1970s.
Second, City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris, a true crime book by Holly Tucker, takes us back to the late 1600s when Nicolas de La Reynie was appointed the first police chief of Paris and unearthed a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests in the King's court.
Moms, we hope you'll find a quiet moment this weekend to enjoy a good book. Tell us what you're reading in the comments section and your book could be featured on our Instagram feed next week!
Celebrate Mother's Day by snuggling up with a story! Be sure to pick up your books from the library in advance of the big day, as our branches will be closed on Sunday, May 14. See the full list of 25 Books to Read for Mother’s Day on our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten blog at goo.gl/7qWImF. . #ShelfLife #1KB4K #1000books #1000BooksBeforeKindergarten #kidlit #earlyliteracy #mothersday #moms #librariesofinstagram #fridayreads
NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME by @rakeshsatyal, author of BLUE BOY, takes a funny and revealing look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires. It’s a multigenerational novel about immigrants and outsiders – those trying to find their place in American society and within their own families. . Be among the first to check it out as it arrives on library shelves this week! #ShelfLife #NoOneCanPronounceMyName #fiction #family #bookstagram #igreads #librariesofinstagram
From a coauthor of the best-selling THE BASEBALL CODES, Jason Turbow’s DYNASTIC, BOMBASTIC, FANTASTIC is a rollicking narrative of the Oakland A’s during the early 1970s when the team won three straight championships under the leadership of such figures as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Sal Bando and Rollie Fingers. Be among the first to check it out as it hits library shelves just in time for the start of baseball season. . Who was your favorite baseball player when you were a kid? Leave a comment and let us know! . #ShelfLife #tbt #70s #jasonturbow #dynasticbombasticfantastic #baseball #Oakland #OaklandAthletics #bookstagram #book #nonfiction #true #truestory #reggiejackson #rolliefingers #catfishhunter #baseballcodes #takemeouttotheballgame #americanpastime #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram ⚾️🇺🇸
It's Mystery Monday! Last week we shared THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING by Kristin Harmel and took you on a journey through the bakeries of Paris to unravel a mystery dating back to WWII. . Today, we're going even further back in time to the Paris of the late 1600s, when Nicolas de La Reynie was appointed the first police chief of Paris by King Louis XIV. CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON: MURDER, MAGIC, AND THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF OF PARIS by @hollytucker_ is a true-crime story of how La Reynie unearthed a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests in the King's court. . Be among the first to check it out as CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON arrives on library shelves this week. #ShelfLife #mysterymonday #mysterymondays #bookstagram #amreading #paris #truecrime #nonfiction #france #paris #history
Today is also National Sleepover Day! So, we’re signing off for the evening with a few books to help our youngest patrons get accustomed to the idea of sleeping away from home. Sweet dreams, friends! . Pictured here are MAISY GOES ON A SLEEPOVER by Lucy Cousins, SLEEPOVER LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater, and CLIFFORD’S FIRST SLEEPOVER by Norman Bridwell. #ShelfLife #NationalSleepoverDay #1000booksbeforekindergarten #1000BooksB4K #earlyliteracy #preschool #kidlit #childrensbooks #toddlertuesday #amreading #librariesofinstagram📚💪✨👏
Today is National Shrimp Day! We're celebrating with these shrimp-themed books...and did you notice the ocean-themed display in the background? . EVERYDAY THAI COOKING by Katie Chin offers several recipes for shrimp, including one for Sizzling Rice Seafood Soup that puts a Thai twist on a familiar Cantonese favorite. . TIGER SHRIMP TANGO by Tim Dorsey (available in print and CD Audiobook in our collection) follows self-appointed Sunshine Sheriff Serge Storms and his perpetually self-bent sidekick as they chase down the shady characters behind a scam in sunny Florida. . SMART AND SPINELESS: EXPLORING INVERTEBRATE INTELLIGENCE by Ann Downer (open to the chapter on mantis shrimps) explores what it means to be smart as she observes invertebrates like the octopus, a bee, and a jellyfish exhibit surprising feats of problem-solving using brains the size of a sesame seed - or no brain at all! . #NationalShrimpDay #ShelfLife #seafood #bookstagram #shrimp #prawn #cooking #cookbook #fiction #nonfiction #oceans #science #food #thaicooking
Today is National Have a Coke Day! While you’re enjoying a cold glass of Coca-Cola, check out these books and DVDs about this iconic part of Atlanta’s history - YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR: THE STORY OF GEORGIA’S COCA-COLA BOTTLING FAMILIES by Mike Cheatham, COCA-COLA: THIS HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN ICON written and produced by Jeff Martin, and COCA-COLA GIRLS: AN ADVERTISING ART HISTORY by Chris H. Beyer. #ShelfLife #NationalHaveACokeDay #cocacola #atlantahistory #atl #atlanta #georgia #localhistory #nonfiction #popculture #red
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! We’re celebrating by reading A LETTER TO MY TEACHER by Deborah Hopkinson and reflecting on the ways our early experiences with teachers can inspire us to become educators, too. Thank you, teachers, for all the work you do and the love for learning you inspire in our children! #teacherappreciationday #ShelfLife #thankyou #amreading #librariesofinstagram📚💪✨👏