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Digital Staff Picks

The Library is closed, but you can still check out e-books, audiobooks, and more from the Library's digital collections. Visit thelibrary.org/digital to see what is available to stream and download. If you have any trouble, Library staff can help; send us a message or call the Infoline at (417) 882-0714. 

Looking for ideas? Here are some books Library staff members have enjoyed in digital format. We'll add more titles as staff recommend them. If you'd like more suggestions tailored to your reading tastes, fill out a short survey at thelibrary.org/yournextread, and in three to five days you'll receive a personalized reading list sent to your email.

 

E-Books Added on May 5, 2020

      

 

 

 

 

The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects by Mike Mignola (Adult Fiction, Comic/Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Horror, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Adult Fiction, Classic, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (Adult Nonfiction, Sociology, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey (Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Code of the Hills by Nancy Allen (Adult Fiction, Mystery, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (Adult Fiction, Horror, Available from Hoopla Digital)

I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand (Young Adult Fiction, Humor, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Adult Nonfiction, Biography/Memoir, History, Science, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Monster by Walter Dean Myers (Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan (Adult Fiction, Comic/Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Scat by Carl Hiaasen (Children’s Fiction, Mystery, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray (Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby) 

 

Audiobooks Added on May 5, 2020

 

 

 

 

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (Young Adult Fiction, Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Adult Nonfiction, Science, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Call of the Wild by Jack London (Adult Fiction, Classic, Available from RBdigital)

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence (Adult Nonfiction, Biography/Memoir, Books/Literature, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (Young Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper (Adult Nonfiction, Politics, Sociology, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Emma by Jane Austen (Adult Fiction, Classic, Available from RBdigital)

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King (Adult Nonfiction, Biography/Memoir, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Nevermore series by Jessica Townsend (Children’s Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

Adult Fiction E-Books

 

 

 

 

Alastair-Audley series by Georgette Heyer (Romance, Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Contemporary, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Contemporary, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea by Ellen Datlow (Fantasy, Horror, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (Short Stories, Available from Hoopla Digital)

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Contemporary, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Historical Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (Horror, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Kindred by Octavia Butler (Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

News of the World by Paulette Jiles (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Paper Girls series by Brian K. Vaughan (Comic/Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman (Comic/Graphic Novel, Horror, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

Adult Fiction Audiobooks

 

 

 

 

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Mystery, Thriller, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Contemporary, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

And I Do Not Forgive You by Amber Sparks (Short Stories, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery, Available from RBdigital)

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Historical Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Thriller, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells (Science Fiction, Available from RBdigital)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Fantasy, Romance, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Available from RBdigital)

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (Humor, Mystery, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

Adult Nonfiction E-Books

 

 

 

 

Black Boy by Richard Wright (Biography/Memoir, Classic, Sociology, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Book Love by Debbie Tung (Books/Literature, Comic/Graphic Novel, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary (Biography/Memoir, Humor, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (History, Science, Sociology, Available from Hoopla Digital)

How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley (Essays, Humor, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Hunger by Roxane Gay (Biography/Memoir, Available from Hoopla Digital)

March series by John Lewis (Biography/Memoir, Comic/Graphic Novel, History, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (Biography/Memoir, Humor, Religion/Spirituality, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore (History, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals by Caitlin Doughty (Humor, Science, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

 

Adult Nonfiction Audiobooks

 

 

 

 

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina (Animals, Science, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Black Boy by Richard Wright (Biography/Memoir, Classic, Sociology, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (True Crime, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold (History, True Crime, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Religion/Spirituality, Self Help, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary (Biography/Memoir, Humor, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (History, Science, Sociology, Available from Hoopla Digital)

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (True Crime, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (Biography/Memoir, Food/Cooking, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (History, Sociology, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown (Self Help, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore (History, Available from Hoopla Digital)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson (Travel, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals by Caitlin Doughty (Humor, Science, Available from RBdigital)

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (Biography/Memoir, Humor, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

Young Adult E-books

 

 

 

 

Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Critical Role Vox Machina Origins Volume 1 by Matthew Mercer and Matthew Colville (Comic/Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede (Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Romance, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee (Romance, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Giant Days series by John Allison (Comic/Graphic Novel, Available from Hoopla Digital)

His Fair Assassins trilogy by Robin LaFevers (Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

I Am Not Okay With This by Charles Forsman (Comic/Graphic Novel, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Jenny Finn series by Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey (Comic/Graphic Novel, Horror, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Science Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck (Romance, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Something Is Killing the Children series by James Tynion IV (Comic/Graphic Novel, Horror, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Virals by Kathy Reichs (Mystery, Science Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

Young Adult Audiobooks

 

 

 

 

 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede (Fantasy, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Science Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gatz (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Romance, Available from Hoopla Digital)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado (Contemporary Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

Children's E-books

 

 

 

 

 

Boo ABC: A to Z with the World’s Cutest Dog by J.H. Lee (Picture Book, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Fiona the Hippo by Richard Cowdrey (Animals, Science, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Henry Huggins collection by Beverly Clearly (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Historical Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Over The Garden Wall series by Celia Lowenthal, illustrated by Jorge Monlongo (Comic/Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko (Picture Book, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Saving Marty by Paul Griffin (Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

 

Children’s Audiobooks

 

 

 

 

Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Henry Huggins collection by Beverly Clearly (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Historical Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Ramona series by Beverly Cleary (Classic, Available from Hoopla Digital)

Saving Marty by Paul Griffin (Fiction, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Stuart Little by E.B. White (Classic, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann (Fantasy, Available from Overdrive/Libby)

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Fiction, Available from Hoopla Digital)

 

 

 

 

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