Read 2021

Read 2021

After a challenging year in 2020, staff at the Evanston Public Library once again invite you to join us in a year-long reading challenge: READ 2021. With this second year of our challenge, we hope to move beyond the genres and authors we typically read, explore new territory, get outside of our comfort zones and […]


The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games

One day Avery is spending the night in her car because her half sister’s boyfriend is a jerk and the next day she finds out that some random dead rich guy has named her in his will.  Well, the random rich guy turns out to be famous billionaire, Tobias Hawthorne. For some unknown reason he […]



Brother’s Keeper

Brother’s Keeper

Intense, compelling story of a North Korean girl feeing to South Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Sora and her brother are separated from their parents early in their journey. Can she lead them to Busan while they face bombings, hunger,  cold, theives ,kidnappers, and a river of fellow refugees. Sora is looking for […]


The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars

Best Fiction Book of 2020! An elegiac and immersive story about three life changing days in the life of a nurse in Dublin, working in the unit with pregnant women sick with the 1918 Flu, during WW1. Rather than feeling that I was reading, I felt that I was there, standing within a few feet […]


Quince Volume 1

Quince Volume 1

Quince is a hilarious and heartwarming collection of comics featuring reluctant and short term superhero Lupe.  Lupe is just a few days away from her Quinceañera and she has no idea what’s in store for her once the day arrives.  When she wakes up that morning something is different, she has super powers.  Lupe’s aubela […]


Circe Madeline Miller

Circe Madeline Miller

A tale both dark and inspiring, the novel Circe weaves a fresh take on an old greek legend. We begin with Circe’s goddess birth in the land of the sun god Helios. But Circe quickly becomes an outcast for her lack of beauty and godly powers and ends up banished to an island. The story […]


Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

“Call Down the Hawk” is the first book in a follow-up series to Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle. Stiefvater does not miss a beat with her newest edition to the world of the Raven Boys. If anything, she is only getting better. I often had to stop and just appreciate how beautiful and imaginative her […]


Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

The women in Ellie’s (short for Elatsoe)life  have a special power, the ability to raise the ghosts of dead animals. The animals not only come back as ghosts they can see and talk to, but the ghosts can do their bidding as well.   After Ellie’s cousin is killed unexpectedly, he appears to her in a […]


Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World    Penelope Bagieu

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Penelope Bagieu

The women in Brazen are unconventional, brave, and determined. Readers are introduced to a diverse array of interesting and feisty characters.  The tales in the book span both the globe and history. The women in the stories are from all backgrounds and fields.  A common thread is that the women defy social norms, follow their […]