Every month Lafayette Library staff offer an assortment of recommendations to enrich your life in some way, making you laugh, or cry, or come to some realization. These staff picks always delight and amaze me with their diversity; who knew there were so many gems to choose among? But choose we must, or at least prioritize. Have fun choosing, reading, watching, or listening to this month’s picks.
- Keep Going: 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad by Austin Kleon
How to keep that creative journey moving along.
- Dance of Thieves by Mary Pearson
YA fantasy by author of Remnant Chronicles
- How to be a Latin Lover DVD, comedy
- The Huntress by Kate Quinn, historical fiction
- Everybody Loves Somebody DVD, romantic comedy
- The Lovers DVD, comedy
- The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson
“Inspired by the true ‘blue-skinned people’ of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s.” – Library catalog
- American Princess : A novel of first daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Thornton. Historical fiction
- Dean – DVD
- A job you mostly won’t know how to do by Pete Fromm
- Once more we saw stars by Jayson Greene, memoir
- Spying on the South : An odyssey across the American divide by Tony Horowitz, nonfiction
Fox and O’Hare series by Janet Evanovich
Master thief Nicholas Fox and Special Agent Kate O’Hare are the main characters in a romp through a series of con games and adventures that get more outlandish as the series go on. For a real treat listen to the audio version read by Scott Brick.
- Our Story: A Memoir of love and life in China by Rao Pingru
“Begun by the author when he was eighty-seven years old and mourning the loss of his wife, Our Story is a graphic memoir like no other: a celebration of a marriage that spanned the twentieth century in China, told in vibrant, original paintings and prose.”
– Library catalog
- Women Warriors: An Unexpected History by Pamela Toler
Nonfiction. “Who says women don’t go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.” – Library catalog
- Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Boy Erased DVD
Based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, the movie centers on “Jared, the son of a Baptist preacher, forcibly outed by his parents and forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. ” – Library catalog. The movie is particularly resonant given the imminent enactment of a law banning conversion therapy for minors.