Reading Outside


What should you read next? These are some of the items we've been enjoying. Perhaps you'd like to give one a try! We add new picks every week.

August Reads


Niagara Falls All Over Again

by Elizabeth McCracken

"I spent a weekend reading this book and I was unable to stop until I finished. It's the story of a legendary comedy duo, the old-timey combo of a skinny straight man plus a fat funny man, and follows the course of their professional partnership. I was captivated by the relationship between the two, which was so close that at times it seemed they could survive only together. It's also a lesson in the history of vaudeville and the golden age of Hollywood, where not even stars are so secure as to last forever.

Groundbreaking? Experimental? Life-changing? Not really. Instead, this is a moving, tragedy-filled, character-driven story that kept me interested me to the very end."

July Reads


Hour of the Witch

by Chris Bohjalian

Darcie says, "Wow! It's not often I say the words 'Puritan historical fiction thriller' together in a sentence...but Hour of the Witch is all of those things. Mary Deerfield is young, beautiful, smart, and from a good family in 1663 Boston, but she happens to be married to a brutish older widower. What could go wrong?

I listened to this through the Libby app and am glad I did - the dialogue would have been hard to read (lots of thee, thou, dost, etc.) but listening to the story unfold was gripping!

June Reads


The Unkindness of Ravens

by M.E. Hilliard

Nancy, our Queen of Mysteries says, "A good mystery, set in a library, in a small quaint town, all my favorite elements to make a great story!  This is the first in the Greer Hogan Mystery series and I'm already looking forward to the next.  I did not figure out who had done it till the end, another important element!"