Staff Recommendations

What We’re Reading

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

"This is a wonderful 'What if' story. I loved how each decision changed Nora's life in the most unexpected ways." - Staff member Holly Howard 

"'Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived, to see how things would be if you had made other choices. Would you have done anything differently, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Up until now, Nora Seed's life has been full of misery. When she finds herself in the Midnight Library, she can now undo every decision she regrets. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be..."

 Becoming 

By Michelle Obama

"An excellent read." - Staff member Christi Crump

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America--the first African American to serve in that role--she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it--in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Skuldyggery Pleasant

By Derek Landy

"I think Derek Landy is an amazing writer. The series is hilarious, heart wrenching, and packed with action. Even as an adult this is one of my favorites!" - Staff member Sydni Fecher

 

She's twelve and he's dead.  But together they're going to save the world....Hopefully. Read along as one formidable teenage girl, one well-dressed skeleton detective and a cast of magical characters both good and evil come together in Derek
Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series.

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