May Staff Picks

Don’t know what to read next? Let us be your guide! Here are some of our favorites this month.

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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544811904
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Mariner Books - October 18th, 2016

Larson's detailed biography of Rosemary Kennedy's life provides a fresh perspective on the well-worn path of a Kennedy biography. It was a fascinating read on both the terrible treatment and stigma the mentally disabled faced in the 20th century, and how Rosemary influenced her more prominent family members. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to learn about the forgotten side of history

— Ani

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592407323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - November 6th, 2012

This is the perfect read for Mental Health Awareness Month! It can be appreciated on so many levels, whether as an insightful graphic novel, a hopeful story, or a manual for better understanding the mental illness experience. The panels are easy to read, the art is humorous and touching, and the message is powerful. Don’t miss Marbles! It will make you a better human being!

— Abbie

The Kite Runner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594631931
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

There were at least 8 plot twists in this book and I cried at each one of them.

— Yumna

Sweetbitter: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101875940
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf - May 24th, 2016

Read it quick before the movie comes out... It’s a great read. You’ll never look at your waiter or waitress the same way again.

— Molly

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (An Auntie Poldi Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Mario Giordano, John Brownjohn (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781328863577
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 6th, 2018

Auntie Poldi moves to Sicily to drink herself to death with a sea view. Death gets in her way. Fun, funny and perfect for summer.

— Rachel

Horns and Wrinkles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618981786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2008

Magic, mystery, and trolls exist on a stretch of the Mississippi between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and you can easily get spun into it.

— Dora

Startup: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316360364
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 3rd, 2018

Startup is a delightfully modern novel that peaks into how today's businesses are run and the people behind them.

— Chloe

The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250048097
Availability: Available to Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 2013

A wonderfully twisted thriller that any true crime fan will enjoy! Especially if you love the movie!

— Sonia