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There is always something new for you at your Ramona Library!
Stop by on a regular basis to browse the collection.

Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart.

- Oprah Winfrey

New Library books

Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

“Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir. . . .

Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent's school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.

Henry Yi grew up in his dad's restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent's school.

Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs…

Perfect for lovers of (cooking and baking) championships, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France. Love à la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.”—Hyperion.

Author’s web site:

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

This is the perfect book for those who enjoy a good mystery!

“The Rules of Blackheath:

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.

There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.

Understood? Then let's begin...


Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
Understood? Then let's begin...

Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...”—Sourcebooks.

“Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day... quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant." ― A. J. Finn, New York Times-bestselling author of The Woman in the Window.

Author’s humorous biography:

Raising Girls into Extraordinary Young Women: A Mother’s Perspective by Monica Hawkins, Ph.D., M.P.H.

“This book is my blueprint that can be used to raise your daughters to be articulate, self-confident, intelligent, and extraordinary young women and leaders. I want to inspire other parents to teach their daughters to be extraordinary from the moment they are born.”—Dr. Hawkins, AuthorHouse Publishing.

Video of author discussing parenting techniques for raising successful sons and daughters:

MBA Before College: Why Every College Student Needs to Start a Business and Learn MBA Principles Now by Aileen Yi Fan

“I encourage every child to start his or her own business in college or high school, a time when no mortgage or family commitments are involved.It has never been easier to start a business in today’s digitally connected world.

Research shows that the fastest way to achieve financial freedom and fulfill one’s growth and contribution is to start a business.

The book covers the basic principles of business success: authentic leadership; effective communication; managing money, people and resources; acquiring skills and tools in operations, finance, and marketing; and understanding the business environment, economics, and the entrepreneurial process.”—Aileen Yi Fan, Balboa Press.

Walt Disney’s Disneyland by Chris Nichols

“This bountiful visual history draws on Disney’s vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, launch, and enjoyment of this sun-drenched oasis of fun and fantasy.

Disneyland documents Walt’s earliest inspirations and ideas; the park’s extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive “lands” from Main Street, U.S.A., to Tomorrowland; and the park’s evolution through the six decades since it opened. It is a treasure trove of original Disney documentation and expertise, with award-winning writer Chris Nichols drawing on his extensive knowledge of both Disneyland and Southern California history to reveal the fascinating tale of “the happiest place on Earth.”—Taschen Books.

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

“The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals. Blanca is as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.

But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them.

Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.”—Feiwel and Friends.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

“Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel… tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival.

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach.But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told.Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.”—Katherine Tegen Books.

Warrior of the Light: A Manual by Paulo Coelho

Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world.

Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light within each of us. He also shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.”—HarperOne.