Ellsworth Public Library

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace is the perfect hockey-romance to celebrate love, friendship, and so much more. I gave this book a five out of five star rating! Not only did I love the main couple, . . . read more »

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

If you’re in the mood for international travel, historical artifacts, suspense, survival, and a bit of romance, The Lady Rogue may well be your perfect match. In the year 1937, protagonist Theodora is on a . . . read more »

The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron

This is the first book in the very popular Mike Bowditch, Maine Game Warden series of mysteries by Camden, Maine author Paul Doiron.  The son of divorced parents who had little to do with his . . . read more »

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince is the first book in The Folk of the Air trilogy. We meet twin sisters Jude and Taryn Duarte as they are whisked away into the High Court of Faerie. Ten years . . . read more »

The Daughter of the Pirate King

If you happen to be searching for a swashbuckling YA adventure to sweep you away, then look no further! Alosa, the daughter of the much-feared pirate king, has been ordered by her father to find . . . read more »

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

“Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the book in front of our faces.” . . . read more »

Top 5 of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close we wanted to ask a few of our staff members what their top 5 media (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) choices were for the year. Click on any title . . . read more »

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

If you have not been introduced to the four elderly retirees living at the Cooper’s Chase retirement community, I really think you should pick up The Thursday Murder Club and get to know these sleuths . . . read more »

The Plot and the Pendulum by Jenn McKinlay

Just when you thought McKinlay’s library lover’s mysteries couldn’t get any better, she takes it up a notch with her newest book, The Plot and the Pendulum. When the patriarch of the Dorchester family decides . . . read more »

Shipped by Angie Hockman

If you’re looking for a delightful, light-hearted, romantic comedy, look no further than Angie Hockman’s Shipped! The two main characters, Henley Evans and Graham Crawford-Collins, are very well-written characters with a lot of depth and . . . read more »

A Killer Ending by Karen MacInerney

In this charming cozy series debut, Max Sayers moves to the small town of Snug Harbor to open her brand new book shop and hopefully start her life anew. Though the grand opening of the . . . read more »

Woman With the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff

When the Nazis raid Krakow’s ghetto where the Jewish population has been forced to live, some of the residents escape into the city’s sewer system to avoid the horror of the concentration camps and gas . . . read more »

Beach Read by Emily Henry

I recently read Beach Read by Emily Henry. It’s an amazing lighthearted enemies-to-lovers with characters that are easy to fall in love with. Emily Henry does a great job explaining her own writing process when . . . read more »

Book of Lost Names by Kristen Harmel

Widowed Eva Traube Adams enjoys working in the library even though she is well past retirement age.  When she sees an article about a recently discovered religious text with some sort of code that nobody . . . read more »

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montogomery

The Soul of an Octopus
In the Soul of an Octopus Sy Montogomery describes her experiences as she befriends several octopi with different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. The creatures show their cleverness in many ways: escaping very . . . read more »

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

This book is about a 36-year-old woman trying to figure out her life and where it should go after a fight with her boyfriend of six years who has never proposed. The second main character . . . read more »

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

A DNA test taken on a lark reveals surprising results.  Blonde haired, blue-eyed Dani is not the daughter of her Jewish father, but the product of artificial insemination.  Dani’s tale of finding her biological father . . . read more »