Ellsworth Public Library

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 »

Our House by Louise Candlish

This is a “domestic suspense” novel that I read cover-to-cover last weekend. Right from the beginning this book held my attention when the mom returns home after being away for two days to find someone . . . read more »