I still have a ton of adult fiction/nonfiction books from 2014 to read, but my 2015 list is happily overflowing with fantastic titles:
1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music is right up my alley. Simon and Garfunkel and The Rolling Stones had their first number one hits and Bob Dylan went electric. Soul/funk, jazz, and country also made critical gains (glad the focus isn't just on pop music!). Available now.
Ashley's War hasn't been released yet, but Reese Witherspoon's production company has already bought the movie rights, so better read it now before there's a long wait list (like Wild). Ashley White and her fellow soldiers were the first American women to serve with Special Ops forces; military stories are always hugely popular (American Sniper, etc), so get on the waiting list while you can (if this interests you).
Water for Elephants): At the Water's Edge isn't available yet, but the waiting list is already impressive. This World War II story set in rural Scotland has received mixed reviews, but that's not going to dampen interest in this story.
Beale Street Dynasty. The life story of Robert Church, a slave who became the first African-American millionaire, is key to the narrative.
autobiography comes out in May (just after his 82nd birthday), and I am SO excited. This man has lived a long, fascinating, controversial, and complicated life. Can't wait to read his stories.
The Shore is set in the Chesapeake Bay (Virginia section), which makes a difference.
The Wright Brothers is growing, which is not a huge surprise for a forthcoming David McCullough book. I have never read a biography of Orville and Wilbur Wright (other than a children's book), so I'm eager to read this. I'm happy that sister Katharine Wright's important contributions to their work is given due (Jane Yolen wrote a beautiful picture book about her).
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Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library