Staff at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are always testing out and sharing their favorite ‘good reads’ with patrons! Check out some of the books on this month’s staff picks list.
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Gray, Anissa
“If you enjoyed An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, read The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls…an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”
-The Washington Post
**recommended by Meredith Dickens, Collection Manager
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Callahan, Patti
The love story of C.S. Lewis and his wife, Helen Joy Davidman Gresham, was improbable–and seemingly impossible. Their Eros-story led to some of Lewis’ greatest works, yet Joy is most commonly known for how she died. “Becoming Mrs. Lewis” allows readers to see how this brilliant and passionate woman lived, and why she stole Jack’s heart.
**recommended by Gail Ott, Branch Manager – Gordon Avenue Library
The Fifth Season by Jemisin, N. K.
Awards: Nebula Awards (2015)
“At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this “intricate and extraordinary” Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution.” -The New York Times
**recommended by Willow Gale, Branch Manager – Bookmobile
The Last Place You Look by Lepionka, Kristen
“Roxane is a wonderfully complex character…This is a remarkably accomplished debut mystery, with sensitive character development and a heart-stopping denouement. Let’s hope there are more Roxane Weary novels on the way.”–Booklist (starred review)
**recommended by Megan England, Young Adult Librarian – Crozet Library
The full list of staff picks, as well as information about upcoming events, can be found on www.jmrl.org.