Staff reading redux
The great thing about working in a library is that I'm surrounded not only by books, but by people who read them! And they read such a wide range of things that I once again polled them to see what they're reading. Hey I just realized, this post ties right into the election because here are the polling results.
Jeff K. just finished Ian Tregillis' Bitter Seeds and The Coldest War which are the first two books in a period piece trilogy. Bitter Seeds is "set during WWII with superhuman/mutant Nazi soldiers (think X-men) versus the Brits and warlocks. The Coldest War continues the story twenty years or so later during the Cold War with the USSR.
Mary K. loved The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace by Michael Perry. She also gives honorable mention to the Big Reads pick, Radioactive by Lauren Redniss and she's been listening to Lisa See's Shanghai Girls.
Kathy K. just finished Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories which gets an "A" from her.
Lesley, Pinney's fabulous childrens' librarian, has a couple of kids' fiction books to recommend. She adored Wonder by R. J. Palacio. (As an aside, I'm so glad she's mentioning it because I read this one a few months ago as a galley and forgot to tell you about it.) It's a contender for the Newbery Award this year. Lesley also really enjoyed The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
Katie H. is loving Claire Tomalin's biography of Samuel Pepys (I'm told a full MADreads review will be forthcoming).
Barbara L. and her family are loving Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of the President by Candice Millard. They're also reading Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre (this is one that's been on my tbr list for a while).
Liz C. is reading Patti Smith's Just Kids and says it's a "wonderful book".
So there you have it. The totally unscientific, not-including everyone, poll of MPL and what we're reading. I'm going to hunt around and see if I can find one of these available. I have a feeling I'll need some distraction tonight as we wait for those other results to come in.