New Books and Reading

Information to help you find a book to read.

Spend some time browsing the links on the left to find suggestions for a good book to read.  We enjoy reading just as much as you do and we'd love to talk to you about books. Stop into the library to see our displays of featured books, or talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or to get ideas on what to read next.

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LeCompte Memorial Library Books


 Fiction- Heartbreak Motel by Jonathan Kellerman, The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

 Mystery-The Freedom Broker by K. J. Howe, After the Storm by Linda Castillo, She Stopped for Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

 Western- Dry Bones by Craig Johnson, Showdown at Gun Hill by Ralph W. Cotton (LP)

 Biography- A Long Way Home by Saroo Bierley

 Nonfiction- How I Beat Macular Degeneration in the Early Stages and How You Can, Too! by Alan N. McClain, Profiles of Valor Iowa's Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil War by Dennis H. Black

Children- Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss, Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson

 Teen- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

 Memorial- Ties that Bind by Cindy Woodsmall, Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall in memory of Mildred Rhodes; The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, A Full Life Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter in memory of Kenneth Ireland

 Junior Library Guild-

Children-Egg by Kevin Henkes, Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton, Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, Look Up! by Jung Jin-Ho, You Don’t Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman

Teens- Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, Bone Jack by Sara Crowe, Secrets and Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

Non-fiction-Search for Olinguito by Sandra Markle, One Minute till Bedtime by Kenn Nesbitt



Fiction-Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, The Little Old Lady who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, The Black Book by James Patterson, The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer, Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak, If Not For You by Debbie Macomber, Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles, Two from the Heart by James Patterson

Mystery-Thirty-One and a Half Regrets by Denise Grover Swank, Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter, Vicious Circle by C. J. Box

Inspirational Fiction- Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson


NonFiction-Old School by Bill O’Reilly

Children-Ribbit by Jorey Hurley, Ready, Set…Baby! by Elizabeth Rusch, Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar ; Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Iggy Peck, Architect by David Roberts, Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Teen- Finding Zasha by Court of Fives by Kate Elliott



Memorials-for Esta Lee Wolf

Fiction- If Not for You by Debbie Macomber (LP), Golden Prey by John Sandford (LP), 15th Affair by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, 16th Seduction by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

NonFiction- The American Spirit by David McCullough

Children- I Survived Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis, Paw Patrol Pirate Pups by Ursula Ziegler Sullivan, Nancy Clancy Late-Breaking News! by Jane O’Connor, Creekfinding by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Teen- Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh, The Lego Architect by Tom Alphin

The Way it Was, The Way it is, The Way it Will Be! by Charles Kirtley in memory of Charles Kirtley (2 copies)

In Memory of Kenneth Ireland- Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)