Staff Summer Picks!

Explore some of our staff’s favorite recent reads below!

Fazli Hida

Nancy: A Comic Collection by Olivia Jaimes

“I chose this book because Nancy has been around since the 1930s yet remains as relatable as ever. Her precociousness will make you laugh and warm your heart.”

Gina Gerard

The Quiet Tenant  by Clémence Michallon

“An intense psychological thriller about a young woman who is kidnapped by a serial killer who happens to be a family man and an upstanding citizen. What do you do? Escape or give in and die.”

Adam Markle

Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber

“To save our future, humanity must relearn everything.  Especially how to think and dream.  Speculative Fiction meets Alternative History with a unique analysis of scientific progression.”

Susanna Beck

The Guncle by Steven Rowling

“Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP for short) is the Guncle and is tasked with caring for his young niece and nephew. Patrick’s brother, the children’s father, is in rehab and their mother has passed away from cancer. The story follows these three on fun summer adventures and Patrick grows as a human being. It was funny and heartwarming how much the three bonded as a family by the end of the book. It’s a great read if you’re looking for a nice and neat ending.”

Alessandra Hammrich

Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of the Gravemother by Ron Chupeco

“It is an awesome read. Even as an adult, I was scared.”

Ellie Connuck

Picture Day by Sarah Sax

“It’s a very cute coming of age story about finding a balance between being yourself and being a good friend and family member.”

Marcia Eisner

You Are Here by Karin Lin-Greenberg

“A realistic fiction pick about neighbors in a small town where the local shopping mall is set to close. What will come next for the hair stylist from Sunshine Clips?  How will a stalker and a murder at the mall change the lives of those in the community?”

Elaine Lincoln

The Temple of No God by H.M. Long

“An old-school style fantasy with Norse and Roman elements woven into its worldbuilding. It centers around a warrior priestess attempting to keep her people’s land safe from both a death goddess’s cult and the Empire that hammers at her borders.”


Stephanie Hauer

Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest

“I don’t often see YA books with protagonists who use a wheelchair, so I was excited to read Effie’s perspective on high school and the college search.  The unique and supportive love from her family, friends, and crush was so sweet that it made me tear up.”

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