My non-fiction pick is all about beer. Beer: What to Drink Next by Michael Larson features 'the beer select-o-pedia. What is the beer select-o-pedia, you ask? It can be found on pages 4 and 5, and is a beer styles themed periodic table. Each beer style from English Golden to Imerial and Hyper beers has a page dedicated to it which covers origin, attributes, food pairings, and three suggested brews to try.
The author of my fiction pick was on the New York Times Bestsellers list with The Imperfectionists. Tom Rachman's The Rise & Fall of Great Powers follows Tooly Zylberberg as she tries to make sense of her past, spent on various continents for reasons unclear to her. From the book jacket:
"Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her?"Click on the cover images to place a hold in the library's online catalog, or skip the hold list and find a copy on our shelves, first come first serve.