What We’re Reading (May-June)

Just in time for the long weekend—get recommendations from our staff about the books they’ve been reading! Happy Independence Day!

Aimee (Bristol St. Assistant Site Director): I recently started reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This non-fiction piece is based around a woman that started a cold case blog. She came up with a theory about some cold cases that happened in California. This theory linked many cases that occurred in different areas, and she named the perpetrator the Golden State Killer. It is definitely an interesting read and I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds.

Allison (Pre-K and Kindergarten Director): One of the books that I read recently was The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt. Since I’m a teacher, I only get the chance to read the books that I am reading with my class. This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a while. This book had me crying because I was laughing so hard. I would recommend reading this book if you are in need of a good laugh.

Jo-Ann (Office Manager): I’m currently reading The Mark by Kiki Swinson. This book is an interesting read based around karma. The protagonist is on a quest to get her baby back. In order to get her baby back, she has to complete some treacherous tasks, like rob a bank. At the moment, the story has turned quite sad, but I am hopeful that things will work out. I can’t wait to see how it ends!

Keri (Outreach Director): I just finished Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This book is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. If you like mysteries or love nature, then this is the books for you. I highly recommend reading it. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for two weeks!

Victoria Smith (Book Bank Director): I am about halfway through Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I wanted to read this book because there is a fantastically animated movie based on the book and I wanted to see how the storylines differed. The story centers around a young girl named Sophie that has a horrible curse put on her that turns her into an old woman. She ends up becoming the cleaning lady for a notorious wizard named Howl. Many antics ensue because of Howl’s reputation in many of the local towns. Though not as entertaining as the movie, I am very much enjoying reading this book.