In this month’s episode, Nancy’s first book is a satisfying historical fiction read about an orphan girl who is taken into the home of an eccentric and brilliant doctor and becomes his (illegal) assistant. Her second book is a non-fiction book about the natural world and why it matters to each of us. Amy talks about a charming love story between two Muslim teens and a graphic novel about being the “New Kid” in a not-so-diverse school. Dennise shares a bestselling novel that tells the story of Shakespeare’s wife and a novel that explores the lives of two sisters, their life paths, and how addiction alters their lives. Peggy shares book three of a classic children’s series and a memoir from a popular cookbook author. This is the last episode for Kelly who is leaving the library to continue her adventures with books in other places. She compares her first read to Kevin Wilson’s books and also talks about a memoir from author Ann Patchett. You can find all the books we talked on this list and at the library.
The Hartland READS podcast is taking a summer hiatus as we start to open the library building to the public. We’ll be back in September with more staff picks and a little more conversation about our favorites. Thanks for listening and if you like what you hear, please consider giving the podcast a favorable rating in iTunes or your favorite podcast app.