Books at Heart: New Acquisitions

Drop by the library and check out our newest titles! Every month we add the latest and greatest new releases for your reading pleasure. New and Noteworthy for May:

  • The Wife Between Us by Anita Shreve: From the author of The Stars are Fire, ‘A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl, this one will keep you guessing.’ A gripping story with a film planned by the creators of The Girl On The Train.
  • Never Greener by Ruth Jones: In her unmissable debut, actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realize the beauty of what we already have.
  • Macbeth by Jo Nesbo: He’s the best cop they’ve got. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. But a man like him won’t get to the top. Unless he kills for it…
  • Southernmost by Silas House: In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author, Silas House, wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.
  • Warlight by Michael Ondaatje: An elegiac, dreamlike novel set in post-WW2 London about memory, family secrets and lies, from the internationally acclaimed author of The English Patient.
  • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar: A cracking historical novel, with a twinge of the surreal, about passion and obsession’ – The Times. Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018.
  • Circe by Madeline Miller: She’s a strange child – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother but with a dark power of her own. Chosen Book of the Year by the Guardian, Telegraph, TLS, Goodreads, Kirkus and Newsweek.
  • The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin: It begins after their father dies and their mother takes a break, ‘the pause,’ as they refer to it. Children who raise themselves, who find their places, spread their wings, injure them, fly away, and try to return to the nest to resume their order. But we know that life isn’t so simple.

Come visit, browse and find your next favorite book. Have a look at our Books At Heart noticeboard for a full list of new acquisitions and recommendations from fellow members. There’s always something new and good to read at the library! Browse the catalog by clicking here.

Books at Heart!

When you come into the library, you may be faced with the question, “What should I read next?” The library has a huge collection (about 30,000 books!)… but which books will promise you hours of good reading?

“Books at Heart” will help you with your question.  It’s a new initiative for book lovers, to promote sharing and feedback about books. Now you can tell everyone about the books you love!

Firstly, you’ll find a new noticeboard in the library, called “Our Books of the Year”. There’s already a small selection of truly excellent recommendations. It’s open to everyone… feel free to add YOUR book of the year. Spread the news!

Secondly, we invite people to “curate” their favorite books. A curator will promote a selection of books. It could be a genre (crime, historical, classics…), it could be linked to a country (Sweden, Canada, China…), or a non-fiction range (politics, history, cooking, etc.).

And, we need volunteers! As a curator, you will put an information card on the shelves every month or so, to promote a book or an author. And you will organize a front-of-library display once a year. If you want to become a curator contact Peter Bolos, library staff member, at collections@ellia.org.

The Library Celebrates 25 Years

Curious about what makes the library so unique? Enjoy this mini-film which commemorates the library’s 25th anniversary and the wonderful community who made it all possible!

A big thank you to our members and volunteers. Happy Anniversary to the library!