FCLS Library Staff shares what they've been reading lately!
The Gone World, by Tom Sweterlitsch
By Ginny Collier, Collection Manager
I finished The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch a few weeks ago and am still thinking about. It's a fun and tense thriller/murder mystery/sci-fi/time-travel book.
Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire, by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
By Adrienne Duris, Youth Services Librarian
I also just finished Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire. It was really good and well researched. Baier chronicled Reagan's and Gorbachev's lives and careers and then discussed the events leading up to the fall of the Soviet Empire. Also included in the book was the actual speech that President Reagan gave in Russia to the students at Moscow State University. This is the 3rd book in a three-part series by Baier entitled the Three Days Series. The other titles are Three Days in January (about Eisenhower just before Kennedy is inaugurated) and Three Days at the Brink ( on FDR and how he wanted to win WWII). It's a really good series and each book has a younger student series, which I think is great and good for kids that may be interested in history or will spark that interest.
This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
By Leslie Yarborough, Youth Services Librarian
I recently read This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, and it was incredible. Time-traveling agents from two warring agencies in the far future fall in love, told largely through exchanges of letters. I couldn't put it down once I started reading, and when I got to the end I nearly read it again immediately, even though it was 2am by the time I finished.