june Titles for Adults
The Power of Myth
by Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell was a leading expert in world mythologies. This title will help you understand ancient myths, how they convey understand of the ancient world, how they shaped beliefs in the ancient world, and their continued effect on our lives, popular culture, and understanding today.
Circe (audiobook on CD)
by Madeline Miller
People may best know the character of Circe from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Madeline Miller’s novel is a retelling of the character’s life from a fascinating first person perspective.
Hans Christian Andersen’s Complete Fairy Tales
by H.C. Andersen
I have enjoyed Andersen’s classic tales all my life, and like to find the hidden themes in the characters and story elements.
Simon the Fiddler
by Paulette Jiles
Simon, a young fiddler and Confederate soldier at the time of surrender, beholds a young Irish governess serving a Union colonel, and instantly imagines the story of his whole life with her along the Red River in Texas. If you enjoyed News of the World, this book has the same feel.
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel
by Judith & Neil Morgan
This is a biography of the bestselling children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Known for his playful rhyming and mythical creatures, his books are ones we all know and love.
The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson
Story of a 100 year-old man who leaves his nursing home and goes on an adventure. You can imagine yourself having an adventure like he had at that age.