Ahh…the papers have been written (or graded) and the tests have been taken (or graded) and sure, you have lots of holiday preparation yet to do, but just picture yourself sipping cocoa by the fire reading a really good book just for the fun of it? So to help you out here are some new and entertaining titles brought to you by the Dangerous Library Book Pushers:

Caleb’s Crossing (Geraldine Brooks 320p.) Historic Fiction The story of Caleb, a Wampanoag and first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and Bethia, the daughter of his first tutor. The novel illuminates both cultural differences and the status of women in 17th century New England.

Feynman (Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick 262p.) Graphic Richard P. Feynman the Nobel-winning physicist was not a boring scientist. He was a popular and entertaining lecturer and author. This graphic biography depicts his life including his work on the Manhattan project and investigation into the cause of the Challenger disaster.

House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz 294p.) Mystery Horowitz, authorized by the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle to write a sequel to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, fills House of Silk with plenty of underworld conspiracy and international intrigue.

The Ideal Man (Julie Garwood 336p.) Romantic Suspense A doctor witnesses a crime and is assigned a handsome FBI agent for protection. Sparks fly.

Micro (Michael Crichton 448p.) Science Fiction Miniaturized graduate students do battle with insects in Hawaii.

The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern 387p.) Fantasy With a fabulous opening line—“The circus arrives without warning.”–Morgenstern’s debut novel has already appeared on many bestseller and best of lists.

One Day It’ll All Make Sense (Common 304p.) Memoir The hip-hop artist/film actor/philanthropist reflects on his life in a series of letters to friends and notables.

Plugged (Eoin Colfer 288p.) Suspense Colfer, best known for his Artemis Fowl series for young adults, creates an adult crime fiction populated with an Irish ex-pat, professional criminals, and a villainous hair-implanting doctor.

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