Ever wonder what the library staff is reading? Then you are in luck! Every month I compile a list of the adult books employees throughout the library have read, and post it on the Books/Movies/Music Page. I break it down by Fiction, Mysteries/Suspense, Nonfiction and Biography/History. As you can imagine, we read a lot of books, and August’s list is especially long. For Fiction, don't forget to scroll to the next page.
Our August Fiction List contains two authors who are popular with the staff: Liane Moriarty and Rainbow Rowell. Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret was a big hit a year ago. Her new book, Big Little Lies, already is generating buzz among us. Rowell burst on the fiction scene a year ago with her two terrific young adult books, Eleanor & Park and Fangirl. This year she tried her hand at a fun adult novel, Landline.
Elin Hilderbrand has four books on the staff fiction list, no doubt because she was here in June for our Authors Out Loud program to promote her latest Nantucket beach read, The Matchmaker. I know some staff went back and read some of her earlier works, including The Blue Bistro, The Castaways and Summerland. Other authors who have visited our libraries for Authors Loud also made August’s list, including Chris Bohjalian, whose new book is Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. He visited us a year ago to discuss his novel Sandcastle Girls, the breathtaking historical fiction about the Armenian Genocide.