Staff Picks for May – and beyond!

We are on the brink of summer yet again (although this week’s weather is trying very hard to make us forget summer). Maybe this could be the year for a summer of booklove!

In this spirit of “let’s read all the books,”  we have assembled an intriguing list of reads that span genres and areas of interest.  You could add these items to your “maybe I could …” summer to-do list! Find them all in our Staff Picks category on the main catalog page!

Shirley O recommends

Sherlene really liked

Molly recommends

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
“I kept forgetting that I was reading nonfiction. Kristin weaves images of planting, cooking, eating, love, community and rediscovering the self so eloquently that it makes me hungry for everything. Just the book to read before planting my own garden.

Her images and sentiment induce the engagement of all of our senses. This memoir of her first year on a farm, far from her former life in NY, far from reporting and the hustle, where she discovers her own strengths, raw appetites and convictions. It is as though life has always planned for her to turn a corner and have everything change, nearly instantly. It’s the miraculous experience of surprise and coming to understand how much we need things we don’t even know the existence of yet. It ties us to the planet and our community and to real work, real sleep and real riches.”
– Molly

Brandon’s picks

Scott says – read these!

Bee liked
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

Angelique recommends
The Master Plan by Chris Wilson

Cailin suggests

Katie found these gems