First Posted: 2/18/2014

Nonfiction

Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football by: John Bacon

Focusing mainly on Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Northwestern, Bacon throws himself into football. From all aspects he learns how money is changing the game, and how talented, young athletes are fighting to keep the college football tradition alive.

This is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want by: Andrea Kay

This book may be the key to finding your next job. Kay will help you determine what behaviors might be disagreeable to a potential employer and how you can nail your next interview.

The Geek’s Guide to Dating by: Eric Smith

Your inner geek may be just the thing to win a girl’s heart, but leave Frodo and Mario behind for a little while to read this guide on how to meet and entrance her. Smith’s unusual dating manual will speak to geeks worldwide and assist in the quest for romance.

The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard by: Stephen Jimenez

In 1998 Matthew Shepard was killed in Wyoming, presumably for being gay. Jimenez’s 13-year investigation shows that this case is not nearly as open and shut as believed. Was Matthew Shepard’s death the result of a hate crime, or were other factors at work?

Fiction

The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley

Eve’s youngest child Tyler has XP which means exposure to sunlight can kill him. The lengths the family must go through to protect Tyler means that relationships within the family and with friends and neighbors are strained. A turn of events puts Eve into a moral and ethical dilemma. She makes her choice not knowing that Tyler is secretly out at night finding and recording neighbors’ secrets. Multi-layered and engaging, Buckley’s latest will appeal to fans of Jodi Picoult.

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Young sisters Easter and Ruby are sent to a foster home in Gastonia, NC, after the death of their mother. Their long absent father, Wade, who signed away parental rights, kidnaps them, and they head westward, destination unknown. Chasing them is the girls’ guardian ad litem and a hitman out for revenge for something that happened in Wade’s past. If you like well written Southern fiction, be sure to put this on your must read list.

First Love by James Patterson

A love story from one of our most popular hard-nosed thriller writers may seem like a stretch, but once you realize the story comes from Patterson’s own past, you should give it a try. This heart-rending tale of a young couple’s impulsive cross-country trip is clever, funny, painful and heartbreaking. You might want to keep some tissues nearby.

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Bartholomew Neil has lived his entire 38 years of life with his mother, and when she dies, he really doesn’t know how to live on his own. He finds a clue when he finds a form letter from Richard Gere in one of his mother’s drawers and embarks on writing a series of intimate letters to the performer. The author of “Silver Linings Playbook” has written another compassionate story blended with wit and sensitivity the will delight readers.

Children’s

Flo and Wendell By: William Wegman

This is a story about a brother and a sister named Flo and Wendell. Flo loves to read and dress up, sometimes Wendell does too. And sometimes Wendell doesn’t play with Flo very well. Children that have a brother or sister will love this story and crack up at the fun these two cute puppies have while trying to play together. Read it today!

Ages: 3-5 years

I Will Not Read This Book By: Cece Meng

This is a story about a little boy who does NOT like to read! Not even if you hang him upside down, by his toe, in a rainstorm with lightning flashing above his head. Do you have any reluctnant readers in your house? If so, then this is the perfect book for you! Check it out to see the hilarious illustrations and to find out if this little boy who hates to read becomes a book lover.

Ages: 3-5 years