Staff Selections: October 2018


Carin Recommends:



What Carin Says : 

How to Be Great at Your Job : “Actually a helpful book, so much in fact, that it is already on its 3rd printing even though it just came out at the end of August 2018.”

Rich People Problem : “I did not want this trilogy to be over! The movie that was made of the first book was really good; however it was missing a lot of the nuance that made the books even better!”




Garrett Recommends:


What Garrett Says : 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck : “I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this book up, but it was funny and insightful, filled with lots of antidotal examples to prove that happiness is a choice, not a pursuit.”




Kayla Recommends:


What Kayla Says:

The Dream Daughter : “Different type of book from Diane Chamberlain’s other works, as the main character time travels, but still loved the journey the characters go on in this enjoyable read.”

The Winters : “Retelling of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca. The story is full of twists and turns, with a narrator you feel you cannot quite trust. If you haven’t read the original yet I recommend this one.”




KelleyAnn Recommends:


What KelleyAnn Says:

Muse of Nightmares : I was very excited for this YA Fantasy sequel to Strange the Dreamer! Author, Laini Taylor is exceptional at world building in this story about a devoted librarian who might be the key to saving a lost city and its people.” 

Aquicorn Cove : From the author of one of our staff’s favorite books, THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY comes another magically illustrated and charming story about a young girl and the unique ocean creature she discovers and sets out to protect.”

Bird Box : “Something is out there, something terrible that if you see it will make you crazy…creepy read...couldn’t put it down, read it in less than 24 hours… Just in time for Halloween!” 




Sage Recommends:


What Sage Says: 

Carceral Capitalism : “I picked up this non-fiction book by Jackie Wang at the UC San Diego New Writing Series Fall 2018 program on Oct.10th. Wang delves into how much capitalism influences so many aspects of our society. She especially focuses on our prison system. I found her writing very poetical and easily digestible as she uses many personal experiences to illustrate her point of view. Well worth the read!”



Sara Recommends:


What Sara Says: 

From a Low and Quiet Sea : “No other author, in my experience captures humanity more precisely. Donal Ryan is an exquisite writer.”



Sean Recommends:


What Sean Says:

We Sold Our Souls : “This book centers around Kris, a women stuck in a dead end life. Then a shocking event leads her to seek out her glory days when she was a guitarist in an almost famous metal band…uncovering past truths that will lead her to unexpected places.” 



Teri Recommends:


What Teri Says: 

The Haunting of Hill House : “For Halloween I try to find a scary story to read, so I picked up this classic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the character Eleanor, she is strange and interesting…great read!”



Friends of Book Chat: October 2018

Selina Recommends:



What Selina Says:

This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us : “Meet A. Kimrean and Z. Kimrean…a detective of two minds literally, twin siblings who  share one body….a total trip…Deadpool meets Sherlock Holmes.”



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