As you might guess, many library staff are big readers. Here is a selection of what some of us are reading and enjoying these days, and why. Find a longer list of staff favorites in our catalog.
Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick – “Such a strange, lovely, little book. Don’t expect a beginning, middle, and end, but rather a mash-up of life!” — Heather, Wallingford Branch
One Perfect Shot by Steven Havill, Posadas County Mystery series – “Reading on audiobook. Good, fluffy mysteries set in a tiny border county. Characters are well done and, good or bad, are about what you’d figure for a resident of a town a few miles from the Mexican Border.” — Jay, Central Library
Paper by Mark Kurlansky – “One of the best books I’ve read in a while. It’s a fascinating history of writing, language (and yes, paper) from ancient times to the present. I learned something new in practically every paragraph.” — Paige, University Branch
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue – “A lovely portrait of a Cameroonian immigrant family in NYC on the eve of the Great Recession.” –Hayden, Central Library
Dirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha – “In her memoir, she talks about her experiences as a chronically ill, queer woman of color and explores her experience as a survivor. Leah lives locally in Seattle now, too.” — Micah, University Branch
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock – “Appalachian gothic. Great writing and a cast of (nasty) and unforgettable characters.” — Frank, Central Library
The Third Horseman by William Rosen – “An interesting look into the great famine of the 14th century and its relationship to climate change and war.” –Ryan, Queen Anne Branch
~ posted by Andrea G.