Judge Me By My Cover: Digital Book Display

Looking for a new book to read in the new year?

Sometimes, judging a book by its cover is OK. We have gathered up some of our favorite book covers that also happen to be awesome books, and we have something for everyone!

Language of Thorns by Lee Bardugo

Teen Fiction & OverDrive eBook

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

 

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwab

Science/Fantasy Fiction, OverDrive eBook & OverDrive Audiobook 

Red London is rife with magic. Grey London has none at all. White London may soon destroy itself in its attempts to steal the powers of its rivals. Traveling between these very different dimensions is Kell, ambassador for Red London's royal family. However, unbeknownst to his employers, he's also a smuggler, transporting forbidden artifacts from one world to the next. When his illicit activities land him in serious trouble, Kell must depend on street thief Delilah Bard if he wants to survive and save his home world from destruction.

 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Teen Fiction, OverDrive eBook & OverDrive Audiobook

Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer.

 

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Teen Fiction, OverDrive eBook & OverDrive Audiobook

Given a chance to resume a deferred dream years after raising her troubled siblings, Isma worries about the influence of a powerful politician's son who drives the family to choose between love and loyalty, with devastating consequences.

 

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty

Teen Fiction & OverDrive eBook

Sage Fowler, the apprentice to a matchmaker, becomes a spy for the army to uncover a treasonous plot and finds herself entangled in a romance with a soldier.

 

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

Teen Fiction & OverDrive eBook

When Chinese American teenager Jess Wong's best friend Angie falls in love with a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess expects heartbreak. But when everybody's secrets start to be revealed, the stakes quickly elevate from love or loneliness to life or death.

 

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Children's Fiction & OverDrive eBook

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, 12-year-old Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Teen Fiction & OverDrive eBook

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.

 

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

Adult Fiction, Large Print, OverDrive eBook and OverDrive Audiobook

Hanks writes about characters that he would love to play in the movies, had they been written. This collection of stories holds a myriad of emotions, settings, and time periods with two common threads: the typewriter and uncommonly normal men and women. You love the characters because you have something in common with all of them - some win, some lose, some are heroic and some timid, but they are all borne of the human existence and go largely unnoticed. Hank's charm and wit come through.

 

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Adult Fiction, OverDrive eBook and OverDrive Audiobook

Living with his grandparents and toddler sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his tormented mother's addictions and his grandmother's terminal cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.

 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Teen Fiction & OverDrive eBook

Seventeen-year-old Mara cannot remember theaccident that took the lives of three of her friends but, after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, finding love with Noah, and more deaths, she realizes uncovering something buried in her memory might save her family and her future.

 

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano

Children's Picture Book

Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.

 

The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez

Children's Fiction & OverDrive eBook

Twelve-year-old Maraia Luisa O'Neill-Morales reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Don’t Blink by Tom Booth

Children's Picture Book

A girl and her animal friends challenge the reader to a staring contest in this interactive picture book.