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Amanda's Pick

by Daisy Goodwin
FIC GOO

I am a huge fan of the PBS show by the same name. While the show was on hiatus, I read the book. I love how you can really see what Victoria is thinking and feeling. Reading the book made her more relatable.

Holly's Pick


by Erik Larson
364.1 LAR

Most nonfiction can be a slow read, heavily laden with facts and dates. Larson weaves a tale with true crime that leaves you gripping the book in suspense.

Kortney's Pick

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple
FIC SEM

"People like you must create. If you don't create, Bernadette, you will become a menace to society.” This novel, told from a multitude of perspectives, is a story of finding what makes you whole again. From Seattle to Antarctica, the story leaps off the page and has you rooting for Bernadette along the way.

Laura's Pick

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
by C. S. Forester
FIC FOR

I’ve always been fascinated by the nautical scene and the French Revolution period. C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower series brings the seas, ships, and political drama of this period to life with great writing, endearing characters, and swashbuckling adventures. (FYI, the BBC mini film series is excellent, if you are interested in its film adaptation.)

Nancy's Pick

The Bird King
by G. Willow Wilson
FIC WIL

This is a can’t-put-down novel with the jeweled feel of The Arabian Nights. Set in Spain, the last caliph’s favorite concubine and a mapmaker with a secret ability struggle to escape the Inquisition with the help of a shape-shifting jinn. In this magical realm the issues of love, friendship, freedom, bravery, and faith are absolutely real.

Sarah's Pick

Decorating with Plants
by Baylor Chapman
635.9 CHA

This is a great reference if you are starting to bring plants into your home. It goes over what species is best for low light and bright light areas, along with care and water maintenance. It also goes over how plants may benefit each room in your home and how to display, whether it be in a wicker basket or in a vintage vase upon a shelf.

Sharon's Pick

Radical Kindness: The Life Changing Power of Giving and Receiving
by Angela C. Santomero
Large Print 177.7 SAN
  
The author is the creator, producer, and head writer for many popular children's shows. She believes in the radical power of kindness. She was inspired by Fred Rogers, her mentor, and has dedicated her life to teaching people to treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, respect, and kindness.
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