September “What’s New?”

September “What’s New?”

Nothing Ventured is the first in Jeffery Archer’s newest series following William Warwick, a familiar feature as a fictional character in Archer’s existing series.
Nothing Ventured tracks Warwick’s progress as he chooses, much to his father’s chagrin, to pursue a career as a detective. Warwick’s early career successes culminate in a search for a stolen Rembrandt painting that forces Warwick to square off against art collectors and their savvy lawyers in order to get the artwork back. Catch the beginning of this exciting series as soon as it’s published on September 3.

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-anticipated sequel to her groundbreaking The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), releases on September 10. In this new installment in the dystopian tale of Gilead, Atwood sets out to answer the questions left by the abrupt ending of the first. The Testaments picks up 15 years after that harrowing end and is presented as the testaments of three different women.

January Scaller lives as the ward of Mr. Locke, a collector of mysterious artifacts. January feels like she is also just collecting dust on the shelves of Mr. Locke’s eccentric home until she finds a mysterious book that carries stories of other worlds and the adventures that happen there. Alix Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a tale about books made for the people who love them. Learn more about a book’s ability to transport its readers when The Ten Thousand Doors of January releases on September 10.

After he is kidnapped and his parents murdered in the dead of night, Luke Ellis awakes in a room made to look just like his own. This horrifying situation would be the plot climax of most stories, but it is just the beginning of Stephen King’s The Institute. At the institute, Luke finds himself trapped alongside children who were taken just like him because of their apparently supernatural abilities. The children suffer under the tutelage of Mrs. Sigsby and her staff who work to extract the secrets of their paranormal powers. See if Luke and his companions can manage an escape when King’s latest novel arrives on September 10.

Land of Wolves, Craig Johnson’s 15th installment in the Walt Logmire series, is set to arrive on September 17. Land of Wolves begins with Longmire struggling with the trauma of his last adventure in Depth of Winter. Unable take the time needed to recover, Longmire returns to Wyoming to investigate the death of a shepherd. The shepherd was hired to help protect a flock from a rash of wolf attacks in the area, but his death by hanging can hardly be attributed to the known lupine threat. The shepherd’s potential connections to a powerful local family with a known history of crime complicates his already confusing death.

These are just a few of the great new releases scheduled for this month. You can always come browse our New Arrivals collection for more books like these. If you are interested in joining the Bestsellers Club or placing holds on any of these items, please let us know.


Reading Challenge 2019 continues…

If you enjoyed reading during the adult summer reading program, you can still join the yearlong #RogersReads Reading Challenge for 2019!

You will have 12 months to complete 12 reading prompts that include challenges such as reading a work that’s less than 200 pages, reading a work that’s been made into a movie, and reading a historical fiction novel. For every challenge you complete, you will be entered in our monthly drawings where you can earn things like gift cards to The Friendly Bookstore, free books, and other bookish goodies. If you manage to complete all 12 challenges by January 31, 2020, you’ll be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing!

There’s only a few rules to this challenge. You must have a Rogers Public Library card. You cannot use the same book for multiple challenges, and you must be 18 years or older by January 31, 2020.

Other than that, go wild with your reading choices! You can use an audiobook, ebook, or physical book. You can choose to read all Middle Grade or YA books. You can even try to find 12 graphic novels to fit the reading prompts. You do not have to complete these challenges in order; choose the one that sounds the most fun and go from there!

We will be creating reading lists on social media and on our book displays in the library throughout the year to help you find books. You can also ask the librarians to help! We love finding people new books to read.

Registration is now open on the website, which can be found here. You can also come by any of the service desks to pick up a list of the challenges if you would like a paper copy. We will be happy to help you register and log your books.