Top 10 Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

-posted by Amanda H.

In 2015 I made it a priority to read more science fiction and more books by female authors. As you may have guessed, the overlap between the two is woefully small (but growing!). For my Top 10 list, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite science fiction books by female authors, many of which I read for the first time this year. They are in no particular order, as I am bad at picking favorites. Continue reading “Top 10 Science Fiction Books by Female Authors”

Top 10 Books that began on the Internet

~posted by Shannon W.

Skip the memes and viral videos – Shannon from Douglass-Truth Library has rounded up 10 standout web phenomena now in print at your library.

Black Lives MatterBlack Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards

The social media hashtag that became a rallying cry for protesters seeking social justice and an end to police brutality.


Notorious RBGNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

What started as a Tumblr mashup of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and The Notorious B.I.G. became a legitimate biography of one of America’s most influential women. Continue reading “Top 10 Books that began on the Internet”

Top 10 Books to Distract Yourself From Your Quarter-Life Crisis

-posted by Micah K.

These books have diverted me from my ever looming future. Maybe you’ll find some solace in them, too?

1. Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand
Need a pick me up? I can’t imagine a better way to shake off ennui than looking through this beautiful coffee table book full of dogs fresh out of the tub. Continue reading “Top 10 Books to Distract Yourself From Your Quarter-Life Crisis”

Top 10 TV Series to Binge Watch While Home With The Flu

~posted by Carrie F.

Being stuck at home with the flu is the best excuse to spend some quality time vegging out.  Here are a few TV series that I’d binge watch right now if I were under the weather:

X-Files movie


With all the buzz about the new series, bone up on The Smoking Man and The Lone Gunmen.  For a list of must see episodes that don’t require knowledge of the big story arcs, check out this Vanity Fair article by Kumail Nanjiani. Continue reading “Top 10 TV Series to Binge Watch While Home With The Flu”

Ten Foreign Series To Binge Watch Instead of the Usual Holiday Schmaltz

~posted by Grace V.

Bletchley Circlebletchley circle: Did you know there were secret female code breakers during WWII?  Well, there were! This is a fascinating period drama featuring feisty British women in nontraditional roles.

The HourThe Hour: Another engrossing piece of historical fiction set in London. This time it’s the BBC during the Cold War. Reportage is under fire by politicians and unseen communist forces with journalists in the crosshairs.  Soaked in sexy fifties atmosphere, this series is full of intrigue. Continue reading “Ten Foreign Series To Binge Watch Instead of the Usual Holiday Schmaltz”