Avalon Library Staff Picks – March

Probably one of the biggest questions we get asked at the circulation desk is “What do you recommend?” Well, we decided we’d compile a list of everything the staff is reading/watching/listening to so you can enjoy the staff’s recommendations when you’re not in Avalon!

If you’re interested in placing a hold on one of the staffs picks,visit our online catalog. Remember, if you are an AVALON PROPERTY OWNER you are eligible for our Library by Mail program. For more information about our Library by Mail program, visit our website.


Olivia’s Pick: Deadpool Vol. 8, All Good Things


“Not your typical Deadpool graphic novel but it definitely sets up some very interesting plot lines for future Deadpool releases!”

It’s the end of the road for the Merc With a Mouth! And what better way to celebrate the series’ end than to kill Deadpool? Yup, you heard us! First, Deadpool takes a relaxing vacation to the Middle East, where a simple merc job leads to a violent battle with Omega Red and a journey into the Tomb of Scariness with Shiklah! Then, ULTIMATUM comes at Deadpool for revenge, and he has no choice but to take them on — all of them. Every single guy. And in one final flashback feast, we revisit the INFINITY GAUNTLET crossover! What would Deadpool do if he got the gauntlet from Thanos? Plus: a slew of bonus stories by special guest writers showcasing Deadpool’s closest friends and allies!

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Place a hold on Olivia’s Pick:

Deadpool: All Good Things (Graphic Novel)

Shannon’s Pick: The Peanuts Movie (2015)


“It was cute! True to the comic!”

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

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Place Shannon’s pick on hold:

The Peanuts Movie (DVD)

The Peanuts Movie (Blu-Ray)

Michelle’s Pick: The Stage Dive Series by Kylie Scott


“It’s a fun romance series! Lots of laughs but still deals with serious subject matter.”

From Book 1: Lick
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

From Book 2: Play
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast – at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.

Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls – especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

From Book 3: Lead
Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

From Book 4: Deep
Don’t miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible… but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

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Place holds on Michelle’s Picks:

The Stage Dive Series: Lick (Book One)

Print Book

OverDrive eBook

The Stage Dive Series: Play (Book Two)

Print Book

OverDrive eBook

The Stage Dive Series: Lead (Book Three)

Print Book

OverDrive eBook

The Stage Dive Series: Deep (Book Four)

Print Book

OverDrive eBook

Ryan’s Pick: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)


“Solid spy movie. Very cheeky – one I definitely want to watch again!”

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

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Place a hold on Ryan’s Pick:

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Blu-Ray)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (DVD)

Sean’s Pick: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly


“It’s like Jurassic Park by with dragons – and its every bit as crazy as that sounds!”

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years.

They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.

Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed.

A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time.

Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane ‘CJ’ Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles.

The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong.

Of course it can’t…


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Place a hold on Sean’s Pick:

The Great Zoo of China (Print Book)

The Great Zoo of China (OverDrive eBook)

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