This is the beginning of a monthly feature. We'll pick a branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library and the staff of that branch will offer some books they've truly enjoyed. Any genre, any subject, any author. Maybe you'll find your new favorite book!
By Daphne Du Maurier
Why you should read it: Rebecca is a classic Gothic romance imbued with mystery and psychological intrigue. An unnamed protagonist marries a widower and moves to Manderley Estate where she begins to feel unwanted and unloved thanks to the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and her fierce loyalty to the first Mrs. DeWinters.
By Taylor Stevens
Why you should read it: You'd like this book if you liked The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's a fast paced thriller with a memorable heroine.
Catering to Nobody
By Diane Mott Davidson
Why you should read it: If you like cozy mysteries, you will love the first title in the Goldy Bear culinary mysteries series. And be sure you eat before reading. Not only is it a fun read, it contains delightful descriptions of the food Goldy caters. Recipes included!
By Veronica Roth
Why you should read it: If you liked The Hunger Games series, you will love this first book of the Divergent Trilogy. It is set in a futuristic society where people are separated into five factions, each dedicated to their own beliefs. Upon their sixteenth year the characters must make choice and be initiated into their new faction.
By Mark Del Franco
Why you should read it: It's a smart and engrossing paranormal mystery with characters you will love. For fans of Jim Butcher and Simon R. Green.
We'll be back next month with another library branch and another list of favorites. Until then, let us know in the comments if you have any books you recommend!