Come Check Out New Books and Turn a New Page!

Come Check Out New Books and Turn a New Page!

Jacey Scott, Writer

When was the last time you went to the school library? Well, maybe some of these new books convince you to go the library more often. The library has a steady flow of new books for your enjoyment. Take advantage of it!

Mrs. Huskey, the media specialist, explained how she chooses books to order for the library. “I will either read the book… or I do look at places like Goodreads… [and] this group [referring to the general student body], they’re all about mysteries and horror and realistic fiction” She also explained, “I try to find a little of everything between graphic novels, manga and horror and the cutesy love stories so there are a variety of options.” Students can also suggest books or genres for her to buy in person or on Atrium.

Atrium is a great resource for students. “One thing that I try to disseminate to students, especially during library orientation, is that when you log into your Atrium account, then you can put a book on hold… I’ll get an email, I’ll put it on hold or take that book off the shelf, check it out to you and deliver it to your classroom so you don’t necessarily have to have the time to come up before school, during lunch, after school, during class to get a book.” Atrium also shows students all the books in the library so you find which one you would like.

Of course, Mrs. Huskey recommends all of the new books coming to the library, but for the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on a few. Some students may be interested in checking out Wayward Son, the second in Rainbow Rowells Simion Snow series, and The Tyrant’s Tomb from Rick Riordan’s Trials Of Apollo series. Some new one-shot or beginning of a new series she recommended are Babysitters Coven, Frankly In Love, and Pretty in Punxsutawney.

You can access the Atrium website by clicking HERE or by going to the Bob Jones High School website and click the library icon on the homepage. You have to log in with your regular username and password to reserve books.

And some wise words from Ms. Huskey: “Reading makes you smarter… it does! It truly does, even as an English teacher I always knew who my readers were because they were my best writers and they had the highest PSAT, ACT, and SAT scores. There’s a lot to be said about sitting down and picking up a book to read that you actually enjoy, not a book that you have to read. Even I don’t like to read stuff that I have to read because then it’s a chore, so read something you actually want to read.”


Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery by Kelley Armstrong
This is a book of collected short stories written by some popular YA female authors such as Kelley Armstong, Rachel Caine, and Sherrilyn Kenyon about witches and witchcraft for all your Halloween needs.
(Fantasy) (Paranormal)

Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski
This book is a suspenseful YA novel that tells the story of Nell Martain, a girl moving into the Winslow Grand Hotel. As she settles in, she starts to notice strange things around her and soon learns about a past murder that has happened in the hotel.
(Horror) (Fantasy) (Paranormal)

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
A suspenseful story about a girl named Ryn whose family owns a graveyard with an old curse that causes the dead to not always stay that way. She meets an apprentice mapmaker named Ellis and goes on a journey deep in the mountains to understand their pasts and how it will affect their futures.
(Fantasy) (Horror) (Historical)

The Tyrant’s Tomb: Trials of Apollo #4 by Rick Riordan
The 4th book in Rick Riordan’s Trial Of Apollo series, The Tyrants Tomb is about Apollos adventure at Camp Jupiter on his quest to restore 5 oracles and restore his godly powers.
(Fantasy) (Mythology)

Wayward Son: Simon Snow #2 by Rainbow Rowell
Sequel to very popular book Carry On, Wayward Son is about the character Simion Snow, his boyfriend Baz, and his best friend Penelope go on a trip to America.
(RomCom) (LGBTQ+)

The Deceivers: Vale Hall #1 by Kristen Simmons
Brynn Hilder is accepted from her dull and deadbeat life into an elite school for con-artists called Vale Hall. She is ecstatic but meeting a senator’s son makes her face the dilemma of right and wrong.

The Babysitter’s Coven #1 by Kate Williams
Esme Pearl likes babysitting kids and even started a club for it. Suddenly a super popular girl named Cassandra Heaven will do anything to get into Esme’s club. Get launched into a world of superpowers, witchcraft, and dirty diapers.
(Fantasy) (Mystery)

Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Frank Li is Korean and his family has moved to America to find new opportunities. They want him to date a Korean girl, but he wants to date Brit, a nerdy and nice white girl. So he fake dates his friend Joy Song whos also in a similar situation. What could go wrong?

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
Zora Novak is being framed for burning down her school janitor’s house. She looks to prove herself innocent and with her historian cousin Artemis. But with a popular ghost hunting show in town and rumors running around she doesn’t have much time to spare!

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Senior at a new school, Andie is a movie addicted teen looking for love. She relieves her first day of high school over and over again until she finds true love and discovers things she never thought she would know about everyone else at her school.