November New Releases


1. Future Home of the Living God –  Louise Erdrich

2. The Shadow District – Arnaldur Indridason

3. End Game – David Baldacci

4. Hardcore Twenty-Four – Janet Evanovich

5. The Noel Diary – Richard Paul Evans

6. The Whispering Room – Dean Koontz

7. Story of Arthur Truluv – Elizabeth Berg

8. The Midnight Line – Lee Child

9. Artemis – Andy Weir


1. Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean – Brett Archibald

2. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists – Kevin Young

3. The Last Girl – Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney

4. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian – Mark Bittman

5. Prairie Fires – Caroline Fraser

6. Present at the Creation – Upton Bell and Ron Borges

7. Promise Me, Dad – Joe Biden

8. Remodelista: The Organized Home – Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick

9. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World – Timothy Ferriss


1.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – JK Rowling

2. Darkest Night – Erin Hunter

3. My Life is a Joke – James Patterson

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway – Jeff Kinney

5. Catstronauts 3 – Drew Brockington

6. Spy School Secret Service – Stuart Gibbs


1. Renegades – Marissa Meyer

2. A Line in the Dark – Malinda Lo

3. Into the Bright Unknown – Rae Carson


1 Atomic Blonde

2. The Crown: Season One

3. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Season One

4. The Glass Castle

5. Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

6. Poldark: Season Three

7. Rememory

8. Westworld: Season One

9. A Year in Space and Beyond a Year in Space


1. Fake Nudes – Bare Naked Ladies

2. Lambs and Lions – Chase Rice

3. Noel – Josh Groban

4. Reputation – Taylor Swift

5. The Rest of Our Life – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

6. Unapologetically – Kelsea Ballerini



High Performance You!

Our program will be held on Monday October 30th at 7:00pm. Please contact the library if you would like to register for this program.

Today’s world is competitive! To compete effectively you must stay on top of your game both mentally and physically. Your physiology can put you at a disadvantage but with nutrition, hormone therapy, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, you can look and feel your best in any situation.

Dr. Cheryl Perlis is board certified in obstetrician and gynecologist. Join her as she shares her knowledge and passion for helping others appreciate their appearance.

Visit our first floor display featuring books about aging and overall wellness.

Aging Backwards – Miranda Esmonde-White
From the PBS personality and injury prevention and recovery specialist comes a guide to anti-aging, arming readers with tools they need to turn back the hands of time.

French Women Don’t Get Facelifts – Michelle Guilliano
Offers a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to “the knife”.

How to Handle Your Hormones – Dr. Ginni Mansberg
Everything you need to know about how to re balance your hormones, regain your vitality, reverse hormonal weight gain, recharge your libido, look your very best and more.

The Age Fix – Anthony Youn
From your face, to your neck, your hands, your eyes, and your body, this has you covered with an abundance of actionable takeaways and insider advice to help you reclaim your youthful glow-without spending a fortune or going under the knife!

The Hormone Cure – Sara Gottfried
A groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits.

Your Body Beautiful – Jennifer Ashton
Ashton outlines a powerful approach to health care that can help unleash new energy, strength, and sexiness integrating the latest scientific research.


Local Favorites – Oct. 26th

The following titles are current best-sellers this week at the Lake Forest Book Store. You can also find many of these books in the library. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask!

A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, aBuddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace–and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.

Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Make Your Bed – Admiral William H. McRaven
“On May 17, 2014, Admiral McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world,” he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life.

Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan
Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war.

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse – Rich Cohen
Cohen captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days. Billy Sunday and Ernie Banks, Three Finger Brown and Ryne Sandberg, Bill Buckner, the Bartman Ball, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo―the early dominance followed by a 107 year trek across the wilderness. It’s all here―not just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant.

The Wisdom of Sundays – Oprah Winfrey
Organized into ten chapters, the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention.

Uncommon Type – Tom Hanks
Hanks provides a collection of stories that are surprising, intelligent, and heartwarming. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central.


Sears Catalog Homes (Oct. 19th)

On Thursday October 19th at 7:00pm, we will feature a program about Sears Mail Order Catalog Homes. Please contact the Library if you wish to sign up for the program.

General merchandise mail order catalogs were established in the 1880’s, offering a wide variety of goods to the rural market. House plan books appeared at about the same time. In 1906 a combination of these two marketing techniques first came on the scene–mail order houses. Sears Roebuck is the best known of all the companies that sold mail order homes, although Aladdin Company was the first in the business. We will learn the history of mail order homes and view images of homes manufactured by the eight major producers.

Visit our first floor display featuring books on home remodeling and building improvement projects, tips, and advice. If you’re looking for more books like this, please visit our non-fiction section in the 684’s and 690’s.

The Handbuilt Home – Ana White
Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It’s easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensable collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit.

The Good House Book – Clarke Snell
To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice.

Building Additions (Fine Homebuilding Magazine)
Through an eye-catching combination of text, illustration, and photos, the authors of Fine Homebuilding magazine reveal the decisions, design ideas, and construction details involved in completing a wide range of home additions.

Built-In Furniture – Jim Tolpin
Built-in furnishings are generally less expensive to build than stand-alone furniture of the same type and size. They give you great latitude in designing the look and function of your interior spaces. And, because of the manner in which built-in furnishings are constructed, you can maximize the use of the most unusual spaces while creating an effective and aesthetically pleasing design solution.

Deck Designs – Steve Corey
Created for both the do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal deck, this book is divided into two main sections. The first provides basic design instruction on building a deck. The second part of the book takes an in-depth look at the work of five of the country’s most successful deck builders.


2017 Nobel Prize Winner – Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro is a Nobel Prize winning British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. Ishiguro is considered one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, receiving awards (including 4 Man Booker Prize nominations) for titles such as Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day.

This year, he is the 2017 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature.

Feel free to visit our first floor display featuring some of Kazuo Ishiguro’s books.

Never Let Me Go – As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.

Nocturnes – With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor.

The Buried Giant – In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share.

The Remains of the Day – This is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, embarks on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the “great gentleman,” Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness,” and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.


October New Releases


1. The Rooster BarJohn Grisham
2. In the Midst of Winter –Isabel Allende
3. Smile –Roddy Doyle
4. Deep Freeze –John Sanford
5. The Rules of Magic –Alice Hoffman
6. Uncommon Type –Tom Hanks
7. Seven Days of Us –Francesca Hornak
8. Manhattan Beach –Jennifer Egan
9. Origen –Dan Brown


1. Be Fierce –Gretchen Carlson
2. The Chicago Cubs Story of a Curse –Rich Cohen
3. Edison Verses TeslJoel Martin
4. Endurance  Scott Kelly
5. A Secret Sisterhood Emily Midorikawa
6. Sheet Pan Suppers – Rachel Pelzel
7. Walking with PeetyMark Dagostino
8. We Were Eight years in Power Ta-Nehisi Coates
9. Where the Past Begins Amy Tan


1. The Ship of the Dead –Rick Riordan
2. The Perfect Score –Rob Buyea
3. The War I finally Won –Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
4. Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race –Chris Grabenstein
5. Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package –Kate DiCamilo
6. My life is a Joke –James Patterson


1. Far From the Tree  – Robin Benway
2. All the Crooked Saints –Maggie Stiefvater
3. Turtles all the Way Down – John Green


1. American Horror Story: Season 6 
2. Baby Driver
3. A Ghost Story
4. Girls Trip
5. The Good Catholic
6. Operation Christmas
7. Spider-man the Homecoming
8. War for Planet of the Apes
9. The Wizard of Lies 


1. Beautiful Trauma  – Pink
2. Meaning of Life  – Kelly Clarkson
3. Carry Fire  – Robert Plant
4. Portraits in Fiddles  – Mike Barnett
5. Rock Revolution  – David Garrett
6. When was the Last Time  –Darius Rucker

Strong Heart: What, Why, and How

The heart is THE most important muscle in our body. What exercise or physical activity is necessary and why? How do I safely and effectively strengthen my heart and cardiovascular system for optimal function? Then, let’s explore heart healthy foods and how these foods support our health biometrics.

This program part of a Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Good Health series provided by the Training Staff of the Lake Bluff Park District and Talia Wilkinson, the Wellness Consultant at Heinen’s of Lake Bluff.

Our program will be held on Tuesday October 10th at 10:30am.

Visit our first floor display featuring some books on the related topic of heart health. More titles can be found in our non-fiction collection in the 613’s.

You Staying Young – Michael F. Roizen & Mehmet C. Oz
Most of us believe that once we reach 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady decline of our minds and bodies. But according to Drs. Roizen and Oz, aging isn’t a decline of our systems–the very biological processes that age us are actually designed to help us when we’re younger.

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart Plan – Mayo Clinic
Provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to-follow format.

The Living Heart in the 21st Century – George Noon
This authoritative guide on common conditions affecting the heart and circulatory system provides essential knowledge and lifesaving tips to help both healthy persons as well as heart patients improve their cardiovascular health.

The End of Heart Disease – Joel Fuhrman
Dr. Joel Fuhrman offers a nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today.

Eat Less Salt (American Heart Association)
Knock down that sodium–but not the flavor–to decrease your blood pressure and risks for heart attack and stroke. This toolkit, sodium tracker, and cookbook in one gives you solid health information and 60 low-sodium recipes for favorite comfort foods. With the book’s step-by-step approach, eating less salt has never been more achievable.

The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up – Steven Masley
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans today, and while most doctors focus on lowering cholesterol and blood pressure they are overlooking the real culprit: glucose levels. With today’s overweight population adn dramatic increase in Type II Diabetes, studies now show that sugar, not fat, does most of the heart damage.

Beat the Heart Attack Gene – Bradley Bale & Amy Doneen
A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease based on genetic factors. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren’t aware of other major risk factors.

How Not to Die – Michael Greger M.D.
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America — heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more — and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.