Joelle has almost finished “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. The novel ties characters together across multiple sides of World War II and reminds us of our own humanity. Doerr is keynote at the Search for Meaning Book Festival next weekend in Seattle.
Carmen finished The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, and describes it as “poignant, full of riveting family relationships, and having a strong sense of place.”
The book is also this year’s pick for Seattle Reads, and the author will be coming to Seattle! Join The Friends of the Seattle Public Library Board in reading this compelling novel.
Steve G is reading “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement.” A New York Times review on November 10, 2016, highlighted, “Mr. Lowery is young (he was born in 1990) and talented (he was a member of the team awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper’s coverage of police shootings) and black. His book is electric, because it is so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart.”
Lisa has been reading “The View from the Cheap Seats,” a collection of essays by popular sci-fi author Neil Gaiman. She has a 12 year old son and picked this up as a way to connect with him. Don’t be intimidated by the 500+ pages; she assures that the format of the book makes it an easy read!
At each Board meeting of the Friends, members discuss what they are reading at the moment. We may not be as well-known as Nancy Pearl, but you may just want to add our picks to your list!
Cindy read “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. She stayed up all night and read it in one sitting! She suggests you read this funny and heartwarming book before you see the movie.
Lori added that the book “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” by the same author, is also worth checking out (literally!) Follow the links to find them at SPL or visit your local branch.
Stay tuned for more recommendations from the Friends!