Kate S.



I love chocolate & peanut butter, stretchy waist pants, my husband, my children, and a good story (not necessarily in that order). While I harbor fantasies of leisurely reading amazing books in an overstuffed armchair with a cup of perpetually hot coffee, in reality, I have perfected the art of reading in 5 - 15 minute increments. While I spend most of my time at Dragonfly Books coordinating our author events, my favorite part of the day is geeking-out with customers over, well, a lot of things (used clothing, bag organization, the singularity), but especially about finding new, awesome books. If it's a good story, I'll read it -- science fiction, fantasy, young adult, general fiction, children's picture books, graphic novels, etc. I love heroes and heroines in whatever form (or world) they take.


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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Reissue with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763676186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - July 22nd, 2014

Love!! Love!! Love!! (ok, I'll reign in the exclamation points.) I love all things Patrick Ness, but the Chaos Walking Trilogy is at the top of my favorites list.

You've got aliens, mind reading, corrupt government, danger, and adventure -- and all the while, Patrick Ness is really talking about what it means to be a man, how to trust, how people can end up down bad roads, and how to find a new path.

I cannot recommend this series highly enough. Featuring a strong, young male narrator and resilient female protagonist, this is a book for everyone.

--Kate S.

The Paris Architect Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402294150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 15th, 2014

The New York Times Bestseller

"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060786502
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil.

The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration

One eye was bigger than the other.  That was a mistake.
The weird  frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.

Fangirl: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250030955
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

#1 New York Times bestselling author!

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.