July Staff Picks

All month the librarians at Bellingham Public Library share with each other what they are reading, watching, and enjoying.  Here’s our staff pick round-up for July.

Dark Places

Blonde Bombshell book cover


She Left Me the Gun book cover

Rainbow Troops book cover





She Left me the Gun by Emma Brockes
After her mother’s death, a daughter researches the secrets from her mom’s childhood.
– Beth

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Horror/fantasy, a very personal story of a character remembering a long forgotten adventure from childhood. (For the full review, click here.) – Katie

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
A dark story that follows a young woman after her mother and siblings are murdered.
– Madeline

Winger by A Smith
A teen rugby player at a boarding school in Oregon must grapple with some frightening dorm-mates. – Jennifer

Blonde Bombshell by Tom Holt
A funny and clever science fiction novel. – Deborah

Misfortune by Wesley Stace
A wealthy young man finds an abandoned baby in a rubbish heap.  He believes his long dead sister has been replaced only to discover years later that the child is actually a boy. – Judy

Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata
Biographical novel about a class of misfits in the poorest village school on Belitong, an island in Indonesia. – Diane


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