This month I’ll be enjoying some vacation, including some stay-cationing at home, as well as doing some out-of-state traveling for the first time in a long time. I have a relatively short flight ahead, but we have some long layovers, so I was sure to load up my Kindle with ebooks and my phone with audiobooks from OverDrive to keep me occupied. Nothing is worse than being book-less at the airport! Take a look below to see what I’m currently reading this month.
With another school year just around the corner, and many of us returning to spending more time in the office, you might be in need of some help in the kitchen! Fear not- all the titles below are cookbooks perfect for crafting delicious meals that work for those short on time.
Each month a staff member will share a glimpse into their reading shelf in hopes that you will discover that next great read.
One of the best things about working in a public library is being exposed to so many different books! I know I can be guilty of sticking to my reading comfort zone, but thanks to the eclectic readership we have on staff, I’m always hearing personal recommendations and reviews from my amazing colleagues, including a wide variety of genres.
This month Adult Services staff shared some current favorites, including a discussion worthy nonfiction title, an updated classic with a fantasy twist, and a stand-out autobiography. Take a look below for our five staff picks!
Hop on over to our digital library to snag one of these titles now! Ilhan Omar narrates the audiobook version of This is What America Looks Like, which was highly recommended by our staff, so if you are an audiobook fan don’t miss out on this great title.
Each week a staff member will share a glimpse into their reading shelf in hopes that you will discover that next great read.
My summer reading list is off to a great start!
Currently I’m reading The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade. This is a debut novel about a New Mexican family. The story begins with Angel, a 33-year-old man, living in Las Penas, New Mexico with his mother. It is Holy Week and Angel has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday Procession. At the same time, Angel’s 15-year-old daughter shows up pregnant on his doorstep, and so begins the family’s year long journey of love and sacrifice.
I also hope to read –
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
This novel is a Read With Jenna Book Club Pick as featured on The Today Show. Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer, but over the course of twenty four hours, their lives will change forever.
The The Sunset Route: Freight Trains, Forgiveness and Freedom on the Rails in the American West by Carrot Quinn.
The unforgettable story of one woman who leaves behind her hardscrabble childhood in Alaska to travel the country via freight train—a beautiful memoir about forgiveness, self-discovery, and the redemptive power of nature.
Each week a staff member will share a glimpse into their reading shelf in hopes that you will find that next great read.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so it’s a perfect time to read some new fiction by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors! We’ve curated a small selection of new and new-ish (published in 2020) books, with everything from romance to science fiction, to literary fiction and young adult fiction.
Click the image above to be taken to our Overdrive ebook catalog, where you can search for each book by title or author. Find the Hoopla ebook catalog here. Individual links to the library’s catalog for each physical book are below.
Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu
Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo