Our favorite reads in Winter 2022

HML’s library staff share their favorite book read recently.

Brittany - Library Director - The Sporty One by Melanie Crisholm

book coverThe international pop star chronicles her trajectory from small-town girl to overnight icon as part of the Spice Girls, revealing that power can be easily taken away by those around you, whether by pressure, exhaustion, shaming, bullying or a constant feeling like you aren't enough.

 

 

 

 

 

Kate - Children's Librarian - Storm Front, by Jim Butcher

book coverA modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey - Adult & Tech Services - The Cloisters by Katy Hays

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Academia has never been so exciting! A close-knit group of researchers try to prove that the art of Tarot is older than previously believed, but their own relationships contain the deepest mysteries of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janel - Library Professional - M is for Monster, by Talia Dutton

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Unique and refreshing retelling of the Frankenstein mythos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve - Circulation Clerk - Amulet Volume 1 by Kazu Kibuishi

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A brother and sister inherit secrets, hidden worlds, and magic from their grandfather in order to save their mother.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebekah - Circulation Clerk - Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

book cover"We rest; a dream has power to poison sleep

We rise, one wand'ring thought pollutes the day."

Quite possibly the best book I've ever read. An inspiring and heartbreaking delve into all that makes us human. Brilliant. There's not much else to say.

 

 

 

 

Lizzy - Library Page - The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

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The entire series is one of my favorites! The apothecary solves a murder in a Victorian historical setting.