The Fresno County Library’s Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music, and other items, and provides information about library programs.
Top 5 Most Requested Books
▪ “The Fix,” by David Baldacci.
▪ “One Perfect Lie,” by Lisa Scottoline.
▪ “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher.
▪ “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg.
▪ “All by Myself, Alone: A Novel,” by Mary Higgins Clark.
▪ “A Little More Human: A Novel,” by Fiona Maazel. Phil Snyder plays a superhero for laughs, but he can also read minds. When he’s accused of committing a crime he doesn’t remember, the mind he becomes most intent on reading is his own.
▪ “What the Dead Leave Behind: A Gilded Age Mystery,” by Rosemary Simpson. A murder mystery set in 1880s New York, when two men die in fast succession and it starts looking more like conspiracy than coincidence.
▪ “The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History,” by Stephan Talty. The exciting career of Joseph Petrosino, a New York policeman who spent his career breaking organized crime’s back and became known as “the Italian Sherlock Holmes.” Also available on Overdrive.
▪ “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. The first in-depth look at what when wrong with a candidate seemingly poised for victory, told by a variety of political veterans and anonymous sources. Also available on Overdrive.
▪ “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher. Teenager Clay Jenson is heartbroken when his friend Hannah Baker commits suicide, and goes on a quest to find out just what went wrong. The inspiration for the new hit series from Netflix. Also available on Overdrive and iCloud.
▪ “The Fix,” by David Baldacci. When Amos Decker witnesses a murder-suicide outside of the FBI’s headquarters, he’s baffled by why it would happen – and grows suspicious when high government authorities warn him off the case. Also available on Overdrive and iCloud.
▪ Finding My Grandfather in World War II: Ever wondered how to research a veteran’s personal history? Nathan Boyer of the library’s staff will show you how to do it. 6:45-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-600-3135.
▪ Story Jam – An Evening of Community Storytelling: Everybody has a story. Come tell yours! Please join us for an evening of true and mildly-embellished stories shared live (approximately five minutes a story, no particular theme). 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Politi Branch Library. Details: 559-600-6174.
▪ Author Talk – Richard Tillman: Come visit the world of the Luna-Tikes, including Harry Hockey, Sally Soccer and Phil the Phisherman. The characters teach children humorous lessons about sharing, giving, honesty and understanding others. 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library. Details: 559-600-7323 (READ).
This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit fresnolibrary.org, or call 559-600- 6227 for details.