What You May Have Missed in November

What You May Have Missed in November

If you’re as busy as we are, you may be having trouble keeping up with all of the great new books that have been released recently. Here’s a list of some of the titles that may have escaped your notice this November.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March, Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer Chow, and Murder by Milk Bottle by Lynne Truss are some colorful mysteries that were recently added to our collection.

For a darker mystery, check out The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb, Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent, and Little Threats by Emily Shultz.

A variety of biographies and memoirs were published last month. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, The Best of Me by David Sedaris, and One Life by Megan Rapinoe are just a few.

Have you been waiting for the next installment in a favorite series? The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter, Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson, and The Burning God by R.F. Kuang are all continuations of series.

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur, The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman, and Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce are all romantic new releases.

You can keep up with these new releases like these by checking our website regularly and placing reserves on the items you want to pickup.

 Happy Reading!

#RogersReads2020: Read a Book From The Young Adult Section

If you haven’t signed up for the #RogersReads reading challenge for 2020, now is the time! Click the #RogersReads image on the library website or use this link to begin logging your completed challenges and enter for monthly prizes! Each month, prizes will be awarded to two readers who enter a new book into their online log by the end of the month. If you complete all twelve prompts before February 2021, you will be entered for the grand prize that will be awarded at the end of the challenge.

Each month we will be highlighting one of the twelve reading prompts along with some ideas of titles that could fulfill that prompt. Share your own ideas and show off your progress by tagging us on social media with #RogersReads. Please remember that you can complete the #RogersReads prompts in any order using eBooks, audiobooks, or print copies of a title. We are excited to see what you select to fulfill this prompt!

Read a Book From The Young Adult Section

There are so many books you could read to fulfill this prompt, so we are just going to start with some of our personal favorites. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Diviners by Libba Bray, and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo are some of the YA titles that we frequently recommend.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed, and More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn are just a few of the sweet romance titles available in our young adult section.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann, and The Crossover by Kwame Alexander are all collections of poetry or novels in verse that are popular.

For Science Fiction titles that are (sometimes literally) out of this world, check out The Weight of the Stars by Kayla Ancrum, Rebelwing by Andrea Tang, and Warcross by Marie Lu.

There’s plenty of fantastic fantasy books like Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow, and Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko.

If you are looking for something horrifically scary, you can’t go wrong with Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig, and This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling.

If you aren’t sure what genre you are interested in, there are plenty of general fiction titles that could be perfect for you. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, and The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson are all great!

We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!

Happy reading!


The rest of this year’s challenges are listed below with links, when possible, to suggestions that can fulfill them.

Read a book with “Bronze,” “Silver,” or “Gold” in the title.

Read a book set in the “Jazz Age” (1920s).

Read a book first published in the year you were born.

Read a book that includes a map.

Read a book with a title that is only one word.

Read a book that is the first in a series.

Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about a historical figure.

Read a book someone you know dislikes.

Read a book from the Young Adult section.

Read a book that is not written in traditional prose.

Read a book that has a season in the title.

Read a book about what you wanted to “grow up to be” when you were a kid.