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Read What We're Reading

You're in that weird place between your last great read and your future great read. Check out what some of your favorite Willard staff have been reading, listening, and watching to help you out of "that place."

During the past month, we've listened to:

  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
    Follows Harlem teenager Xiomara Batista, a Dominican girl from a strict Catholic family, as she navigates life who she's meant to be. Oh, and she's a spoken word poet! You can listen to Acevedo's The Poet X on Hoopla and Libby! Though we recommend listening to this title, we do have a print copy available for checkout.
  • Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me! NPR
    If you love NPR and haven't heard about "Wait, Wait…" it's time to get listening! "Wait, Wait…" takes current events topics and turns them into a humorous, interactive game show. You can tune in every Saturday or listen to past episodes here.

We've read:

  • Maid by Stephanie Land
    Stephanie Land give an autobiographical account of her early adulthood; becoming pregnant in her late 20s, troubles with her child's abusive father, and motherhood, to going on government assistance while working as a housekeeper. This New York Times Bestseller is available for checkout or download!
  • Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende
    You will fall in love with Allende's writing as she tells the story of an indigenous Chilean girl adopted into a wealthy family during the very beginnings of the California Gold Rush. You can check this book out in regular, large print or CD discs as well as Allende's other beautifully written books here at Willard!
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper
    This "who done it" suspense takes place in an Australian homestead. Our staffer describes this suspenseful read as a "slow burn;" you never see the twist until the end! Look for this title in the New Book Alcove!
  • Elbow Grease by John Cena (Children's)
    Written by none other than entertainer John Cena, this picture book tells the story of a little monster truck looking to be the next greatest thing at the Demolition Derby. Check it out in the Children's Room!

We've watched:

  • You (Netflix)
  • Autopsy of Jane Doe (Netflix)
  • The Favorite (Theaters)
  • Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix)
  • Mary Queen of Scots (Theaters)
  • 8th Grade (Theaters. DVD available for checkout from Willard.)

Jade Woodridge, information services librarian, is reading Writers and their Cats by Alison Nastasi.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021