May Staff Picks
Look at the books our staff is recommending for May!
Caroline enjoys reading all kinds of books, but is usually pulled to Young Adult fiction containing strong characters and interesting plot lines. She has recently been loving historical fiction and books where authors have used literature to speak about important issues in today’s society.
Dana enjoys reading all sorts of books, though her favorites tend to be ones with a strong focus on character. She also loves books that have distinct and well-executed writing styles. Included below are some of her favorite books. To keep up with her current reads, you can find her on Goodreads.
Daphne is an adventurous reader. She is mostly drawn to strong narratives and has lately developed an attraction to spoken word poetry.
Erica usually goes for fiction and especially enjoys novels that are set in a different part of the world or time period, so that she learns something interesting along with a good story. Likewise she does enjoy non-fiction from time to time, especially historical biographies. She can get her head turned by a good self-help book too.
While Hannah enjoys any book, she almost always find fiction in her hands. Recently, she's gotten into mystery books, specifically Agatha Christie. She also enjoys the occasional biography or autobiography. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham is a current favorite.
Mike's reading interests are heavily skewed toward sci-fi and fantasy, along with a steady stream of biography and history.
Olivia's favorite types of books are realistic fiction about people around her age because she likes being able to relate to the characters. In addition, she loves books that have a lot of adventure and unexpected endings.
Nancie's favorite books have strong characters that are a bit quirky, either take place in a foreign country or involve lots of travel. She also likes a fast-paced story. The best is to be left feeling like I've learned something about human nature in different circumstances.
Paul loves all books, but tends to gravitate toward novels, including graphic novels and YA novels. You can follow Paul's current reading on Goodreads, but below are some of his current and all-time favorites.
Rachel enjoys reading stories with memorable characters. Since she read The Girl on the Train recently, she had been reading mysteries/thrillers and enjoys keeping up with the latest releases.
Rachel also enjoys reading historical fiction, memoirs, poetry. She also enjoys reading children's chapter and picture books. She's pictured here with her cat, Tuuka, whose favorite books are The Cat in the Hat and Shop Cats of New York.