We are on the brink of summer yet again (although this week’s weather is trying very hard to make us forget summer). Maybe this could be the year for a summer of booklove!
In this spirit of “let’s read all the books,” we have assembled an intriguing list of reads that span genres and areas of interest. You could add these items to your “maybe I could …” summer to-do list! Find them all in our Staff Picks category on the main catalog page!
Shirley O recommends
- Juliet, Naked DVD
- Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
- The Man who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Bartlett
- Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Sherlene really liked
- Sheets by Brenna Thummler
- A Long Way Home by Saroo Bierley
- Lion DVD based on A Long Way Home
- All You Need is Love by Marie Force
- How to Talk with Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman
- Seekers of the Weird by Brandon Seiffert
- The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
“I kept forgetting that I was reading nonfiction. Kristin weaves images of planting, cooking, eating, love, community and rediscovering the self so eloquently that it makes me hungry for everything. Just the book to read before planting my own garden.
Her images and sentiment induce the engagement of all of our senses. This memoir of her first year on a farm, far from her former life in NY, far from reporting and the hustle, where she discovers her own strengths, raw appetites and convictions. It is as though life has always planned for her to turn a corner and have everything change, nearly instantly. It’s the miraculous experience of surprise and coming to understand how much we need things we don’t even know the existence of yet. It ties us to the planet and our community and to real work, real sleep and real riches.”
Scott says – read these!
- Horizon by Barry Lopez
- The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock
- The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
The Master Plan by Chris Wilson
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
- A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
Katie found these gems
- Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
- All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
- Off the Rails : a train trip through life Beppe Severgnini