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Current Staff Picks

Holly McLain

Adult Services  |  February 2020

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
There are several books by Jane Austen that I enjoy, but this is my favorite.  I first discovered this book in the school library (LEMS) when I was in Junior High.


2. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
This book was also discovered in the LEMS library.  Although, I have not returned to this book as often as other books it remains a favorite.  This was the book that made me realize I love a book that interweaves a good story with history, legends and facts.


3. The Sword of Truth by Gilbert Morris
This is the first book in the Wakefield Dynasty, a generational saga with Elizabeth I, William Tyndale, the nobility, the lower-classes, romance, and christian beliefs.


4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
This is the 4th in the Harry Potter series, but my favorite.  


5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Over the years I have read this book many times to all six of my nieces and nephews.

Below are some of my all time favorite books.  These are books that I have read multiple times over the years.  Sometimes I will return to one of the books, and only read part of the book, and other times I will listen to an audio version to experience the book in a different way.  These books always take me to the world created in the book and remind me of that time in my life when I first picked up the book.

Kathy Baker

Interlibrary Loan  |  March 2020

This is a list of some of my favorite books:

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1. Defending Jacob (2012) by William Landay
This is one of those books that you don't forget. It's a Legal Thriller that tells the story of a father dealing with the accusation that his 14 year old son is a murderer. I am really looking forward to the movie that is coming out April 24, 2020!


2. One Day in December by Josie Silver
Do you believe in love at first sight? I ordered this book for a ladies book club at work. There was one left over and I thought it sounded good. This book is about female friendship being as important as romantic love


3. A Man Called Ove (2012) by Fredrik Backman
This was recommended to me by my 85 year old Aunt in California. It's funny, sad and just might make you relate differently to the cranky/difficult people in your life


4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This was recommended by two sister in laws and my niece. It's about a young girl that basically grows up alone in the wild marshlands after being abandoned by her family. And I do love a surprise ending!  


5. Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott
This is a great classic and after you read the book, I highly recommend watching the new "Little Women" movie that is out now. It's a great way to bring them all to life again.