Staff Picks For Adults

DIY: Make it/Take it Paper Dahlia Wreath By: Cindy Christy If you have visited the Adult Services area in Noblesville recently, you might have noticed...

Making the Grade By: Heidi Herald Have you ever used the Testing and Education Reference Center in Inspire?  This useful resource provides test preparation for...

Take a Hike By: Nickole Shipley Now that the weather is warmer you might desire to be outside more often. A great way to be...

May is Mental Health Month By: Jennifer Harmon One in five Americans have a mental illness and it affects many members of our community. The purpose...

Rainy Day Reads By: Kirsten Edwards April is made for reading.  Escape the dreary weather and curl up with a rainy day read guaranteed to...

Criterion: A Mark of Quality By: Joseph Wooley “…a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films…” If you consider yourself a film buff, you probably...

No Yard? No Problem! By: Donna Lefeber Spring is here??  Don't be discouraged by our April weather so far - Spring always comes...

Go Wild!: Nature Books for Spring By: Julia Welzen Now that spring is officially here (barring a stray Midwestern snowfall or two), you probably feel...

Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King By: Justin Davis, Indiana Room Digital Assistant If novels like Salem’s Lot and It established Stephen King as...

New Cookbooks for National Nutrition Month By: Jennifer Harmon Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? You can find nutritious recipes in these cookbooks...

Celebrating Women’s History Month By: Kirsten Edwards March offers more than Daylight Savings and the promise of warmer temperatures, it also brings Women’s History Month....

Age Appropriate Libby and Hoopla Filters By: Nickole Shipley Want to know how to apply limits for age appropriate content on the library offered application...

Black History Month: Our Book Picks By: Donna Lefeber February is Black History Month and it is a good time to acknowledge the achievements and...

Get Your Game On At The Library By: Joseph Wooley If you have spent time around the Hamilton East Public Library in the past few...

So You Want to Start a Book Group By: Jennifer Harmon Book groups can be an excellent way to explore your love of books while making...

Wintry Reads for Snowy Nights By: Julia Welzen Winter is upon us in full force, and the combination of extreme weather and beauty lends itself...

Staff Best Reads of 2017 As 2017 comes to an end, we've decided to share a list of our staff's favorite books they've read this year....

How to be Here By: Rob Bell As an avid listener of Rob Bell's podcast, the Robcast, for the last several months, I've started reading...

What Happened By: Hillary Rodham Clinton I was torn when attempting to select a title to discuss for my October book review. I recently finished...

How to Find Love in a Bookshop By: Veronica Henry Words cannot describe how much I love books about books.  Throw in an English accent...

The Impossible Fortress By: Jason Rekulak I don’t often browse the stacks looking for a new book to read. Many times, I have a specific...

Uncommon Type By: Tom Hanks America’s favorite movie star (according to a People Magazine survey) has become an author.  Turns out, Tom Hanks is not...

Deskbound: Standing up to a Sitting World By: Dr. Kelly Starrett with Juliet Starrett & Glen Cordoza Deskbound is a great book for not just office...

The Little French Bistro By: Nina George The Little French Bistro is reminiscent in theme and plot to George’s first novel, The Little Paris Bookshop. ...

In a Dark, Dark Wood By: Ruth Ware Readers may know Ruth Ware from her 2016 hit, The Woman in Cabin 10.  Her debut novel...

Before We Were Yours By: Lisa Wingate   The cover image on this book grabbed my attention as I scrambled to select a title before heading...

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon By: Jill Thompson Wonder Woman is on top of the world right now. After a consistently excellent comic reboot in...

Mystery Series Starters By: Jennifer Harmon First Book in Series: The Keeper of Lost Causes Author: Jussi Alder-Olsen Character: Department Q   First Book in Series: And Only to Deceive Author:...

Girl in Disguise By: Greer MacAllister Girl in Disguise is an historical novel set in the 1850s and 1860s that tells the story of Kate...

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice By: Jane Austen, Annotated & edited by David M. Shapard This year, July 18 marks the 200 year anniversary of...

Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor Sycamore is the story of Jess Winters, a young girl, who went missing in 1991.  It is also the story of...

Everyone Brave is Forgiven By: Chris Cleave   World War II fiction has been a trend in publishing these last few years.  In this librarian’s opinion,...

[caption id="attachment_20562" align="alignright" width="154"] A portrait of Kin Hubbard.[/caption] Kin Hubbard and Abe Martin of Brown County By: Justin Davis, Indiana Room Digital Assistant Way before...

Read It & Weep: Tearjerker Books By: Jennifer Harmon Need to get in touch with your emotions? These books will give you all the feels. Albom,...

Stamped from the Beginning By: Ibram X. Kendi Stamped from the Beginning is a heavy book. The fact that it is a physically large book...

Gentleman in Moscow By: Amor Towles In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel for writing a poem that...

The Man in the High Castle By: Philip K. Dick   In 1963, Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best...

The Girl in the Red Coat By: Kate Hamer It's a parent’s worst nightmare: a child wanders off in a busy crowd and can’t be...

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson Quiet Neighbors has a variety of quirky characters and takes place in small town Scotland; however, it is definitely not your...

Circling the Sun By: Paula McLain The beauty of novel reading is the opportunity to explore unfettered through time, place and personality; the reader experiences...

The Long and Faraway Gone By: Lou Berney Two tragic events from over two decades ago intertwine in this gripping cold case thriller. The Long and Faraway...

Go Places With These Travel Memoirs By: Jennifer Harmon   Whether spring finds you on the road or staying close to home, your imagination will go places...

Dune By: Frank Herbert Frank Herbert’s Dune is a science fiction classic. Look at any compilation of the most influential works in science fiction and...

Uprooted By: Naomi Novik Drawing from her Polish roots, Novik has created a superb coming-of-age fantasy, what could almost be an origin story for the Baba...

March, Books 1, 2, & 3 By: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell March is probably the best graphic novel series I've ever read. It's...

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney   Lillian Boxfish is the highest paid woman working in advertising during the 1930’s.  She works for R.H....

Sing You Home By: Jodi Picoult   The award-winning author Jodi Picoult has become one of my favorite go-to writers when I need a thought-provoking good read....

Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen By: Kate Williams   There are countless biographies about Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, not to mention...

11/22/63 By: Stephen King According to Stephen King, the idea for writing this novel, which tells the story of a time traveler who goes back in...

The Pursuit By: Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted crime adventure, I’d like to recommend a recent series written...

The Power of When By: Michael Breus, PhD   Written by Michael Breus, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The...

Daytripper By: Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá Believe it or not, some readers have complaints about graphic novels. Tough critics claim that the stories in...

The Beekeeper's Apprentice By: Laurie R. King The Beekeeper's Apprentice is the first in a sequel series to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series.  Unlike...

How to Sauté By: Michael Ruhlman Alton Brown, the great kitchen science guru, said, “I’m not sure if Michael Ruhlman is a great writer who...

Moloka’i By: Alan Brennert In 1891, Hawaii was still a sovereign kingdom, and seven-year-old Rachel Kalama was diagnosed with leprosy. The fear of contagion was...

The Life We Bury By: Allen Eskens This is the time of year to curl up with a great mystery while sipping apple cider.  Allen Eskens’ The...

Blood Meridian By: Cormac McCarthy Not too long ago, a friend asked me why I considered Blood Meridian my favorite novel. Although it’s a simple...

News of the World By: Paulette Jiles News of the World is set in Texas in the 1870s, and the story will bring to mind...

The Martian By: Andy Weir When I was a kid, I remember crowding with my siblings in front of a flickering television image - way...

Beatrice and Benedick By: Marina Fiorato Beatrice and Benedick. Anne and Gilbert. Ron and Hermione. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.  What do these delightful literary couples have...

But What If We're Wrong? By: Chuck Klosterman I have been a fan of Chuck Klosterman for several years now. I devoured all eight of...

The House on Tradd Street By: Karen White A mysterious ghost story + a dash of romance = the perfect end of summer read!  Karen White’s...

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick This charming, debut novel by Phaedra Patrick is perfect if you are looking for a quick...

The Eyre Affair By: Jasper Fforde Wordplay and literary allusions abound in this alternate 1985 Britain where warring factions of Shakespeare authorship skeptics brawl in...

The Bookseller By: Cynthia Swanson What if? Two simple words at the center of The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson. Swanson takes the reader back and...

An Irish Country Doctor By: Patrick Taylor I find myself drawn to medical programs on television; there is something so compelling about the life-and-death nature of...

Snapper By: Brian Kimberling Nathan Lochmueller has a love/hate relationship with his Indiana home: He says:  “Vermont also has moose and mountains and other natural glories…But they...

The Wrecking Crew! (DVD) If you know the recordings of Elvis, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, The Byrds, Ricky Nelson, The Beach...

Jane Steele By: Lyndsay Faye When I first heard the premise of this book, I admit I was skeptical. Jane Eyre rewritten with the heroine cast...

The Big Sleep By: Raymond Chandler When it comes to mystery novels, I am far from the most experienced reader. Usually there are too many...

Coming-of-Age Stories List by: Fishers Library Adults Services "A coming-of-age story is a genre of literature and film that focuses on the growth of a...

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt By: Edmund Morris If you're like me, it's possible you're underwhelmed by the choices of candidates for the upcoming presidential election....

The Little Paris Bookshop By: Nina George If you enjoy books about books, you will love Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop. Monsieur Perdu, the main...

The Ex By: Alafair Burke Olivia Randall is a top defense attorney in New York City working under the tutelage of her respected mentor. She’s...

Come Rain or Come Shine: A Mitford Novel By: Jan Karon Don’t you adore books in series? I love getting to know a set of...

Lafayette In the Somewhat United States By: Sarah Vowell “How did the Marquis de Lafayette win over the stingiest, crankiest tax protesters in the history of...

Carrying Albert Home By: Homer Hickman A few months ago, I went on a pleasure-reading binge. I’d recently finished a course of study and was...

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies By: Alastair Bonnett [blockquote text='“The most fascinating places are often also the most disturbing, entrapping, and...

The Fortune Hunter By: Daisy Goodwin If you enjoy historical fiction with colorful characters, romantic relationships without all the intimate details, and an exciting plot...

The Luckiest Girl Alive By: Jessica Knoll When a book comes out that is supposed to be “the next Gone Girl”, I usually roll my eyes...

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times By: H.W. Brands Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve likely heard the news that our nation’s twenty...

A Man Called Ove By: Fredrik Backman This is the story of a grumpy old Swedish man who is retired from his job, is mourning the...

The Magnificent Ambersons By: Booth Tarkington I hadn't heard of Booth Tarkington until I moved to this area, but now I run across his name on...

Veronika Decides to Die By: Paulo Coelho In my opinion, author Paulo Coelho is one of the most impactful, creative, and thoughtful authors currently writing today....

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl By: Fannie Flagg If you’re like me, when you enjoy a good book by a particular author, you explore their...

The Hurricane Sisters By: Dorothea Benton Frank When you look below the surface, most families have a web of history and relationships that affect the...

The Storyteller By Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult is one of those authors everyone seems to love, but when you mention The Storyteller you get mixed reviews. ...

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