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Zoey’s Favorite Songs of 2017

I decided to put together a small Spotify playlist inspired by NPR’s article, “The 100 Best Songs of 2017.” I tried not to include more than one song from each artist and/or album, but I simply could not help myself with Paramore and Imagine Dragons.

Albums and artists included in this playlist are:
After Laughter by Paramore
Harry Styles by Harry Styles
Evolve by Imagine Dragons
Divide by Ed Sheeran
Synthesis by Evanescence
One More Light by Linkin Park
Melodrama by Lorde
Younger Now by Miley Cyrus
Rainbow by Kesha
Echosmith
Selena Gomez
Zayn Malik
Sia

Honorable mentions:
On the playlist, I could not include:
“HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar
“Hard Feelings/Loveless” by Lorde
“Red Bone” by Childish Gambino
and “1-800-273-8355” by Logic
On the playlist, I also included a YouTuber by the name of dodie. Unfortunately, we do not have her CDs in the library, but you can check out her songs on Spotify and on YouTube.

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New Releases 12/12

Movies
Detroit
The Trip to Spain
All Saints
Viceroy’s House
Home Again
Wolf Warrior II
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Medeas
England is Mine
Bad Lucky Goat
The Unknown Girl
Ma’ Rosa
Secrets of the Shining Knight
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait
Unsupersize Us

T.V. Series
Game of Thrones, Season 7
George Gently, Series 8
Fuller House, Season 2
Zoo, Season 3
Death in Paradise, Season 6
Father Brown, Season 5
A Chef’s Life, Season 5
The Strain, Season 4

Music
What Makes You Country by Luke Bryan
The Greatest Showman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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New Releases 12/5

Movies
American Assassin
On Wings of Eagles
The Sound
Happy Hour
Death Dive to Saturn
Knights Templar: Rise and Fall
Nature- H is for Hawk: A New Chapter
Trophy
Born Strong

T.V. Series
Doc Martin, Series 8
Midsomer Murders: John Barnaby’s First Class
One Day at a Time, The Complete Series
Dickensian
Fargo, Season 3

Music
From a Room: Volume 2 by Chris Stapleton
The Good Parts by Andy Grammer
War & Leisure by Miguel
Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me by Gregory Porter
Songs of Experience by U2
Versatile by Van Morrison

Audiobooks
Count to Ten by James Patterson & Ashwin Sanghi
The Demon Crown by James Rollins

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New Releases 11/21

Movies
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Good Time
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Birth of the Dragon
Leap!
Mully
From the Land of the Moon
The Nile Hilton Incident
Lemon
Beach Rats
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
High School Lover
Crown Heights
One Last Heist
After Love
Jungle
A Year in Space and Beyond a Year in Space
California Typewriter
Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
Vermeer, Beyond Time
My Journey Through French Cinema
Black is the Color

T.V. Series
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIX
The Fall, Series 3
The Librarians, Season 3
Red Dwarf XII

Music
Luv is Rage 2 by Lil Uzi Vert
The Rest of Our Life by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
I Knew You When by Bob Segar
Lambs & Lions by Chase Rice
Fake Nudes by Barenaked Ladies
If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples
Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg
I Fall in Love Too Easily by Katharine McPhee

Audiobooks
Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford
End Game by David Baldacci
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
NPR American Chronicles: The Americans

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New Releases 11/14

Movies
Kedi
Atomic Blonde
Wind River
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Christmas in the Heartland
Unlocked
Indiscretion
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain
Brigsby Bear
The Secret Scripture
Birthright: A War Story
Train Driver’s Diary
The Student
Whose Streets?
Eclipse Over America
Fallen
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Hamilton: Building America
Atheist America

T.V. Series
Rake, Series 4
Preacher, Season 2
24: Legacy, Season 1

Music
What If Nothing by Walk the Moon
A Brand New Me by Aretha Franklin & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Audiobooks
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Strange Weather by Joe Hill

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New Releases 11/7

Movies
Cars 3
The Glass Castle
Slamma Jamma
Ingrid Goes West
The Journey
The Limehouse Golem
Killing Ground
Literally, Right Before Aaron
The Show
A Date for Mad Mary
Te Ata
Served Like a Girl
The Weight of Honor
Freeway: Crack in the System
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
In Pursuit of Silence
The Settlers

T.V. Series
Westworld, Season 1
Poldark, Season 3
The Crown, Season 1
19-2, Season 4
The Good Karma Hospital, Series 1
Family Guy, Season 15

Music
Unapologetically by Kelsea Ballerini
Lee Brice by Lee Brice
Texoma Shore by Blake Shelton
Red Pill Blues by Maroon 5
Heartbreak on a Full Moon by Chris Brown
Sweet Southern Sugar by Kid Rock
Honestly by Lalah Hathaway
Wild and Reckless by Blitzen Trapper
Just the Beginning by Grace Vanderwaal
All Your Fault Pt. 2 by Bebe Rexha
Glasshouse by Jessie Ware

Audiobooks
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury
Every Breath You Take by Marry Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Sisters First by Barbara Pierce Bush & Jenna Bush Hager
Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely
What Unites Us by Dan Rather

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New Releases 10/31

Movies
The Dark Tower
Person to Person
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Josef Mengele: Hunting a Nazi Criminal
The Gene Doctors 

T.V. Series
Humans, Series 2

Music
Wake Up Call by Theory of a Deadman
Christmas/Live in Phoenix by For King & Country
Meaning of Life by Kelly Clarkson
Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me by Gregory Porter

Audiobooks
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

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Jamie’s Staff Picks for October

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Summary: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

One of my favorite movies for Halloween! This movie isn’t really scary (which is probably one of the reasons why I like it), but it plays on horror movie tropes in the best way. Dan Stevens is decidedly not the Dan Stevens you know from Downton Abbey in this movie, and I think I love him more this way. His character has a Midwestern drawl, never seems to blink, is unfailingly charming in a creepy way, and is a Bond-worthy action villain. I also love Maika Monroe in this movie, and the way that it employs the “kids solve the mystery” trope from sci-fi and adventure movies, even if this movie is really not for kids and Monroe’s character isn’t really a kid (but she’s not the parent! And that’s all that matters). The way the soundtrack is woven into the film is fantastic, but if you don’t think you’d like lots of pulsing ’80s-esque electronica, then you may not enjoy it. I highly recommend this as background viewing while you answer the door for trick-or-treaters.

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Old 97’s

This newer release from the Old 97’s has their signature rockabilly sound but the lyrics are generally much darker than their usual fare. Still a highly enjoyable, solid record from this group that has been at it for so long! Rhett Miller is one of the best frontmen in the business.

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New Releases 10/24

Movies
Personal Shopper
War for the Planet of the Apes
The Emoji Movie
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Annabelle: Creation
The Good Catholic
The Meat Lobby: Big Business Against Health
Everybody Knows: Elizabeth Murray

T.V. Series
Midsomer Murders, Series 19 Part 2
The Durrells in Corfu, Season 2
Vera, Set 7

Music
When was the Last Time by Darius Rucker
Warmer in the Winter by Lindsey Stirling
It’s Finally Christmas by Casting Crows
Losing Sleep by Chris Young
Fatherland by Kele Okereke
Let It Snow by 98 Degrees
Echo in the Valley by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Under the Streetlight by Boyz II Men
Placido Domingo & Friends Celebrate Christmas in Vienna by Placido Domingo
Flicker by Niall Horan

Audiobooks
Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer
Mind Game by Iris Johansen

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New Releases 10/17

Moviesspiderman
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Girls Trip
Lady Macbeth
Landline
Shot Caller
The Real Story: Saving Private Ryan
America: Promised Land
The Skyjacker’s Tale
Farewell Ferris Wheelthe collection

TV Series
The Collection
Marcella, Season 1
American Gods, Season 1

Music
Beautiful Trama by P!nk
Colors by Beck
Add Violence by Nine Inch Nailspink
Queens of the Breakers by The Barr Brothers
WOW Christmas Volume 1
Carry Fire by Robert Plant
Mr. Davis by Gucci Mane
Christmas Together by The Tenors
Our Christmas Wish by The Ten Tenors

Audiobooks
Deep Freeze by John Sandfordit devours
It Devours! by Joseph Fink
Killing Season by Faye Kellerman
Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods
Endurance by Scott Kelly
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

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