Staff Picks: October 2018

The signature of all things

The signature of all things Book Cover

This novel tells the story of Alma Whittaker, the only daughter of Philadelphia's richest man. She is a brilliant botanist, and lucky enough to be born on the cusp of the industrial revolution and great scientific advancement. The book will take you on an adventure from Alma's home in Philadelphia, to Tahiti, and beyond. A great read!

Lullaby & Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby

Lullaby & Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby Book Cover

The poems in this book are so sweet and fun to read. These poems are fun when nursery rhymes get old and you need something new. The illustrations are darling. There are so many topics covered in this book - which one will be your family's favorite? One of the best things that I loved about this book is that they call car seats "car cocoons" - too cute!

The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row

The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row Book Cover

The Sun Does Shine is a mind blowing memoir that reads like a novel. Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongly accused and convicted of murder at age 29 and spent the next 29 years of his life on death row. Not an easy read but a powerful story of hope and resilience.

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Book Cover

Read by the author himself, which always seems to make an already good book better. What I genuinely loved is that this book is not a documentation on his rise to success...the book is exactly what the title suggests: Stories From a South African Childhood. His stories range from being sad to outright ridiculous (tell me when you get to the part about Hitler), but he still manages to make you laugh out loud, a very Trevor Noah thing to do.

Anne of Green Gables : a graphic novel

Anne of Green Gables : a graphic novel Book Cover

This is an absolutely gorgeous adaptation of a classic story. I was upset that I finished it so quickly! A must read!!