The following titles are current best-sellers this week at the Lake Forest Book Store and can be found on our library shelves. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please see a staff member. We’re happy to add your name to a hold list!
Bad Blood – John Carreyrou
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos–the Enron of Silicon Valley–by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers.
Becoming – Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark Sullivan
The triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music, food, and girls but his days of innocence are numbered when his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs.
Educated – Tara Westover
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
Gmorning, Gnight! – Lin-Manuel Miranda
Before he inspired the world with Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others.
I’ve Been Thinking… – Maria Shriver
A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life.
Red Notice – Bill Browder
A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption.
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes – Dan Egan
In an age when dire problems like the Flint water crisis or the California drought bring ever more attention to the indispensability of safe, clean water, is a powerful story to what is arguably our most precious resource, an urgent examination of what threatens our water supply and a convincing call to arms about the relatively simple things we need to do to protect it.
The Library Book – Susan Orlean
Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution–our libraries.
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild and unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark.