Suggested One Read: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe you should talk to someone book coverThe One Read reading panel will be sorting through the many titles that were suggested by our community for the 2020 One Read in a few short weeks. Meanwhile, we are continuing to highlight suggested titles so that you can see what others are reading.

Next up is a nonfiction suggestion, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” by Lori Gottlieb. With startling wisdom and humor, Lori Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and morality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. The nominator had this to say: “I think that it would give the community a lot of ways to address not just depression, but change in general.”

Suggested One Read: Circe

Circe book coverWe have just a few more nominated titles to share with you before the year ends. In the meantime, we are highlighting just some of the suggested titles so you can see what others are enjoying.

Today’s suggested title is “Circe” by Madeline Miller which is the story of the daughter of Helios. She is adept at witchcraft. She is banished to an island by Zeus and turns to the mortal Odysseus for companionship. The nominator of this book said, “It relates to classic myths that underpin a lot of our culture and is also a look at a woman’s life, how power is wielded privately & publicly, and how people find their true selves. Plus the writing is amazing.” We agree, Madeline Miller’s writing is amazing.

Suggested One Read: Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing book coverWe have just a few more nominated titles to share with you before the year ends. In the meantime, we are highlighting just some of the suggested titles so you can see what others are enjoying.

Released in 2018, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens has been a hugely popular title at the library this year. The nominator had this to say, “it’s a beautifully told story of survival of the body and spirit and the importance of education in the face of ignorance and neglect. Delia Owens is a treasure.”

Stay tuned for more One Read nominees throughout the month of December!

Suggested One Read: Americanah

Americanah book coverThe One Read reading panel will be sorting through the many titles that were suggested by our community for the 2020 One Read in a few short weeks. Meanwhile, we are continuing to highlight suggested titles so that you can see what others are reading.

Today’s suggested title is “Americanah” by┬áChimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This love story begins in military-controlled Nigeria from where one of the protagonists is able to flee to the U.S. but, because of the restrictions put in place after 9/11, her lover is trapped and eventually finds himself an illegal immigrant in London. According to the nominator, “This contemporary novel is a bold, modern love story at heart but it encompasses manifold topics of interest including, migration, dislocation, individual and group identities, politics, stereotypes, race and racism both nationally (U.S.) and internationally.” The nominator goes on to say that this book “offers multiple opportunities for discussion of gender expectations and relations, generational differences, immigration, legacies of racism and how people of color experience racism in the U.S.”

Tune in next Tuesday for our next suggested One Read title!

Suggested One Read: The Uninhabitable Earth

Uninhabitable Earth book coverAlthough polls are now closed for nominating a book for One Read 2020, we will continue sharing nominations throughout the month of December.

Our next nomination is “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” by David Wallace-Wells. The nominator had this to say, “this book explores what the world will look like as climate change ramps up in the not-so-distant future. It’s kind of a scary read, but also offers a lot of ideas on how we might work to reduce the effects of climate change. In these increasingly divided times, it also offers us a chance to figure out how to band together to make these changes. Despite the fear it brings, the book does end on a note of hope for what humanity can accomplish when we work together.”

Check back here on Thursday for the next nomination!