Nov 06, 2021 What’s Circulation Reading?
Our Circulation team isn’t just wonderfully helpful, they’re also great readers! Here are some of the books that circulation has been enjoying lately.
The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston blends historical fiction, adventure, and fantasy, with a dash of magic and romance. It’s a story you won’t want to end, but, not to worry, as this is just the first book in the series of four. A strong mother/daughter relationship, time travel to 17th Century England, and a persistent ghost make for an entertaining and enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book.
I started reading In Five Years by Rebecca Serle yesterday, and I am already halfway through it. The premise is that a successful lawyer with a well-planned life has a flash of a different life five years in the future, opposite all her plans. She tries to dismiss this alternate future, but as the story unfolds, it appears she is playing into the hands of destiny. The story highlights relationships and explores how life gets in the way of your best-laid plans. I am enjoying the book because I am not quite sure what will happen, but the ride is quick and easy.
I recently finished A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. It is a historical murder mystery set during the First World War. The main character is Elizabeth (Bess) Crawford, a British nurse in the European theater. It is refreshing to find a book that is so well-written that you are sucked seamlessly into the main character’s life, and your brain does not stumble over any inconsistencies in the story. The plot is complex, but not difficult to follow, and it will keep you guessing until almost the end of the book. I will be investigating other titles by this author, which interestingly is a mother/son team.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman is about the Jr. Hockey team in Beartown and how they live and breathe the game. The people of Beartown are unique and deal with some pretty complex issues, but they rise to overcome the hardships through it all. The author is so good at dropping little bits and pieces of information that move the reader through a myriad of emotions. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters, and you feel like you might know them personally. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the reader’s voice and her acting skills.
They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman is about sisters Stella and Ellie, who are competitive runners. They are willing to do anything to get ahead of each other. But when one of their friends goes missing, everyone is eager to blame them. This book was fast-paced, and I couldn’t stop reading it. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves murder mystery novels.