Friday, December 08, 2023

by Emilyn Linden

As we head into the shortest days of the year and the holiday season, it can be even more daunting than usual to pick up a longer book. So if you’re looking for something you can pick up and read in between gatherings or on one of those few quiet days these coming weeks, we have lots of choices for you at the library.

Click on the link above for the whole list, but some of my favorites from the list are:

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers. A wandering tea monk’s life is upended when a robot  (who have fallen into near-mythical status after disappearing into the wilderness centuries ago) appears with the desire to answer the question “what do people need?”

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. When the Queen corgis lead her to the traveling library outside Buckingham Palace, she rediscovers her love of reading, to the detriment of her official duties.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells. In the corporate controlled far-future, a Company provided security unit hacks its own system to gain autonomy. Now all it wants to do is be left in peace so it can watch its stash of soap operas.