Carolyn Reznick chose
Five Days in London: May 1920 by John Lukacs. This readable thriller follows the agonizing debates of the British cabinet after the debacle at Dunkirk. She also loves any of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum detective stories.
Jean Goldsmith chose
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt. Jean says that this is a readable brilliant book and represents years of research.
Lauren Gray chose
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsberg with Mary Hatchett and Wendy Williams. Lauren loved listening to this collection of speeches and essays.
Nancy Welo chose
Birds, Bees and Butterflies, a beautiful National Geographic book with great pictures and information.
Chris Bliss chose
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Who does not love this classic by Betty Smith.
Dr. Pam Halton chose
any book on emotional intelligence by Daniel Coleman. His ideas can enhance health, happiness, relationships and experience at work.
Elizabeth Joyce chose
The Wonder by Emma Donahue. This book, Elizabeth wrote, brings to life a piece of Irish history.
Maggie Uyeki chose
Toward a True Kinship of Faiths by the Dali Lama. This book, Maggie wrote, is a great way to counteract our nation's political climate.
Natalie and Lydia Kugel chose
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Lydia loves the 1920's and it is a great story!
Natalie also thought it was a great plot full of suspense.
Nancy Morgan chose
Unbroken by Hillenbrand. This is a great and true story of fortitude and the will to live from World War II.
Another patron chose
Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams by Branch. It is a beautiful book.
Another patron chose
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. It is, they wrote, a beautiful book and worth every moment spent reading it.
Jama Hansonbrook chose
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard. - an immersive memoir that is easy to relate to.
One patron chose
A Visit from the Goon Squad. This book won the Pulitzer Prize and has a unique style, jumping around in time and narrator.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, an interesting and poignant story of survival in World War II.
Cathleen Sulli chose
The Ibis Trilogy by Amitav Ghosh. Ghose presents an amazing cast of characters in this trilogy about the Opium Wars. I felt, she wrote, as if I were there.
Nancy Welo chose
The Little Book of Hygge:
Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
Good feelings book!
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Barbara Cohen chose
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
This book is cool, current and full of an amazing turn of events. You will not be able to put it down.
Mary Pat Campbell chose
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
old tales engagingly retold.
Luky O'Connor chose Time and again by Jack Finney, "love the story of time travel."
Nancy Welo chose another favorite, Julie and Julia by Julie Powell calling it a fun biography.
Mamike Bisagni chose Miracles by local author, Eric Metaxas.
Rose Howard chose Finn Family Moonmintroll by Tove Jansson. This is the third part of the Swedish series Moomins. Rose found it an exciting story written and illustrated by a woman.
Jama Hansonbrook added Independent People by Haldor Laxness to her list of favorite books noting that it is a timeless Icelandic sage that is immersive.
Nancy Welo added Scent of the Missing by Susannah Charleson to her list. It is a heartfelt book about rescue dogs.
Kevin enjoyed Redshirts by John Scalzi, calling it sci fi with a twist.
Mary Pat calls the Brothers Karamozov a great novel, Russia or otherwise.
Lillian calls this book, a cool read.
Carolyn Reznick found Mark Mazower's book well written. It documents the suffering of the Greek people during the war and the consequences of the allied policies towards the insurgents.