Suggested Reading

Do you have a book that you loved and can’t wait to tell someone about it?  What book did you read that you couldn’t put down?  Share with your colleagues.  This can be from pre-school to adult reading – fiction and nonfiction!

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9 thoughts on “Suggested Reading”

  1. Really enjoying a new-ish mystery series by Colin Cotterill. “The Coroner’s Lunch” is the first book about a 72 year old doctor who is somewhat reluctantly serving as state coroner in Laos after the communist takeover in 1975. Corpses abound and mystery and mysticsm mix merrily. A good yarn, with an interesting locale and characters.

  2. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer’s look at fundamental Mormonism, was a real eye opener for me. Nonfiction adult.

  3. Denise Moore said:

    The best book I read this summer was Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. It is the true story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the woman he ran off with in 1907, both abanadoning their spouses and children. The ending is unbelievable! I can’t stop thinking about it.

  4. Argh! You ladies make me feel so juvenile…I almost never read books for grown-ups! Anyway, I just finished Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and was blown away. Written in a sensual, poetic language that seems so different for the author, she tells the story of two teenage girls, one bulemic and the other anorexic. Following a break from the friendship, the bulemic girl is found dead and her former friend has over 30 messages on her phone that she had never returned. Now she has to live with the fact that if she had returned one of the calls, she might have been able to save her dear friend’s life. It’s about time that some high-quality YA lit came about about eating disorders!

  5. Denise Moore said:

    A good read is The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsson, the story of the construction of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, Ill. Interspersed in alternating chapters is the story of Dr. H. Holmes, a serial killer preying on young unsuspecting women who come to the fair for work and ecxitement. Classified as non-fiction, though debatable in my mind, the story none the less is an intriguing read.

  6. Denise Moore said:

    I would like to recommend a book called This Book is Overdue!, How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson. The author does a terric job of explaining why we need the human touch of qualified librarians in the digital age. The book gives many examples of the vast number of dedicated librarians who quietly do their work throughout the towns of cities of the US, ensuring free speech and access to information for the masses.
    I love this book!

  7. Denise Moore said:

    I would like to recommend a book called Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell. This is a fictious account of the life of Dr. John Henry Holliday in 1878 in Dodge City, Kansas. It is, however, based on many of the actual events of Doc Holliday’s unlikely friendship with Earp brothers and their exploits at the O.K. Corral. If you enjoy historical fiction and the wild, wild west, you will enjoy this novel.

  8. Denise Moore said:

    I just finished Walter Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin. What a terrific read! Walter Isaacson is a master of making brilliant subjects come alive for the reader. Like his biography of Albert Einstein, which I also recommend, Isaacson brings out the humanity of a gifted and unique mind.
    Next on my list is Isaacson’s latest work, Steve Jobs.

  9. Denise Moore said:

    Just finished Steve Sheinkin’s Bomb, The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Danger our Weapon. What a book! What history! I could not put it down,. Steve will be the guest speaker at Fall Into Books on Oct. 17. I can’t wait to meet him. I am starting his other book, Benedict Arnold tonight.

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