Twice a year a group of librarians gets together to talk about our favorite books of the last six months – and you're invited! Our Chapter One program takes place in the spring and in the fall, and the fall program was held earlier this month. Here are just some of our picks:
Erin Recommends: A Cloud of Outrageous Blue by Vesper Stamper
A Cloud of Outrageous Blue is set in 1348 England, when Edyth becomes a conversa at a convent and tries to hide her synesthesia, but only by embracing her gift will she be able to find a solution to the plague that is ravaging all throughout Europe.
Kate Recommends: Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
Section two of this wonderful book contains poems created from Civil War era documents, including letters between separated family members and pleas to President Abraham Lincoln. At a time when so much is fast and forgettable, enjoy the magic of reading something that will stay in your heart forever.
Meghan Recommends: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age explores the relationship between Mira, 25 and about to be kicked off her parents' insurance, and Alix, the white woman whose toddler she babysits.
Nicole Recommends: The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
The Black Kids is a love letter to LA, a brilliant coming-of-age story for a black girl becoming a black woman, and a tale of the timeless struggle for belonging set against the backdrop the LA riots in 1992.
Sarah Recommends: One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
One to Watch is a sweet and funny rom-com about a plus-size fashion blogger who, after going viral with a takedown of her favorite reality dating show, gets the chance to star on that show and prove that you can find love at any size.