Reading Radar: Digital Edition 2

Here’s another round of digital recommendations from the staff from our Reading Radar pages. All are available for downloading from our website, with your library card. Just click on the book you’re interested in to find it in our catalog.

Tracy
Tracy
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
In this story by the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, robotics programmer Lois gets jolted out of the monotonous work-eat-sleep cycle of her life when she's given a crock of sourdough starter. A little sci-fi, a little magical realism, and a healthy dash of quirkiness made this a delicious read for me.
Niki
Niki
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas is a fry cook and card-carrying soulmate who just happens to see dead people. This is a slow-build supernatural mystery introducing one of the most likable protagonists Koontz has ever created. I laughed, I cried, I ran to get the rest of the series!
Marita
Marita
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
In Prohibition-era New York Jo is the oldest of 12 sisters who have been kept locked up in the attic all of their lives by their domineering father. Every night Jo sneaks her sisters out to a speakeasy where they dance and drink the nights away before slinking back home before dawn. One night the club is raided by the police, Jo is arrested, and everything changes. If you like stories about strong women and the 1920s, you'll love this one.
Kris
Kris
A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens
A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens
This animated Tumblebook lets you take a trip around the world, without leaving home. Our main character visits 13 countries, introducing us to people in each. They talk and show each country’s language, culture, customs, and geography. I love this story because it gives a quick introduction to these cultures and almost the sense of traveling to them, if you use your imagination.
Jen M.
Jen M.
The Collector's Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro
The Collector's Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro
The daughter of a world-famous art collector comes to America in 1922 to begin her own career as a collector after a scandal that ruined her family’s fortunes. She is ambitious and brilliant and retains a fierce loyalty to her father despite being estranged.
Ashlee L.
Ashlee L.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Descendants of the famed mystery-solving duo, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson team up to solve murders at a Connecticut boarding school in this modern-day rendition of a classic.