Catawba County News

January Reads 2024

January Reads 2024

Published: January 18, 2024

Click on any of the titles below to put a copy on hold for yourself! 

Patron Picks - Books

A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins

Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich

Talulah's Back in Town by Brenda Novak

Librarian Picks - Books

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill

Teen Picks - Books

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

My Fault by Mercedes Ron

Hunted by Megan Spooner

Patron Picks - DVDs

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Equalizer 3

The Bad Guys

Librarian Picks - DVDs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Luther: Season 4

Staff Recommendation

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

"My January pick is The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. Similar to Kinsella's other works, this novel introduces a charming female protagonist reminiscent of Lucille Ball. In The Undomestic Goddess, a dedicated attorney striving for a partnership makes a colossal mistake that threatens to derail all her carefully laid plans. In the midst of a complete meltdown, she impulsively leaves her London office, boards a train, and finds herself in an unfamiliar rural setting. Seeking directions at a grand, picturesque house, she is mistaken for a job applicant and unexpectedly offered a position as a housekeeper. Unbeknownst to her employers, she is a lawyer, and equally, Samantha is clueless about basic household tasks, from sewing a button to using the oven or figuring out the ironing board. As she takes a deep breath and learns to navigate her new responsibilities, a delightful story unfolds—one as satisfying as the bread she eventually masters baking—and love blossoms in unexpected ways."

-Siobhan Loendorf, Library Director