What We're Reading

The librarians at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library read A LOT of books! I’m sure that comes as no surprise to you. Today, we decided to share some of what we are reading. This might even help you know who to ask for the next time you need a book recommendation.

Chrysanthe is reading Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. This is the story of a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. She describes this book as “good”, which is not overly descriptive, but followed that up with “It’s scary to learn how people live, but it’s really good”.

Ellie is reading Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor by Suzanne McMinn. This is another memoir, which tells how the author moved back to rural West Virginia to pursue a natural lifestyle. She loves the book and says that it makes her nostalgic for home.

Greg just finished Dinosaurs and a Dirigible by David Drake. This is a collection of Science Fiction short stories, centered on a safari hunting of dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period. He describes this book as “Interesting, if you like detailed descriptions of guns, ammo, and how to kill a dinosaur”. However, he did enjoy the time-travelling elements and the excellent characterization.

Nancy is reading If Not For You by Debbie Macomber. This book tells the story of Beth, who has controlling parents who are horrified when she meets Sam Carney, a tattooed mechanic with skeletons in his closet, which risks their relationship. This is not her usual genre. She loves historical fiction and would be happy to recommend a title in that genre.

That is only a few of us, but hopefully this gives you some ideas. Come on in anytime and ask us what we are reading! Remember, we are always happy to help.