Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

Cori’s Pick: Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor In a recent internet rabbit hole moment, I ended up on the MIT Idea Lab site in their Director’s Fellows listing. (I truly don’t remember where this internet endeavor started, where it was going, OR how many clicks I must have made to end up there, hundreds?)…

Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

Cori’s Pick: Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig Perception is an interesting thing.  A coworker once told me, ‘…their perception is their reality.’  It’s amazing how long this simple insight has stuck with me.  Although we are all here on Earth living our lives together, we simultaneously live in our own realities, which differ greatly; and…

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jane’s Pick: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny OdellI started reading this book right as the pandemic shut down our lives. To reduce my anxiety, I found myself reading this book outside in the fresh air. This book made me look around and realize that the mindset of productivity above all…

The Adventurer’s Son

Cori’s Pick: The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial  The Adventurer’s Son is a memoir, written by Roman Dial.  Roman is a professor, biologist, legendary Alaskan explorer, and National Geographic Explorer.  And until the publication of this book (February 2020), the only other book he had written was a how-to guide on packrafting. Roman and his…

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Sara’s Pick: Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman This is a hysterical look at parenting from the author of A Man Called Ove. Writing with the same bemused look at life as Dave Barry, Backman discusses the first few years of his son’s life adventures with his bumbling efforts…

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Sara’s Pick: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb This is a really interesting and well-written look at therapy from both sides of the couch. Dr. Lori Gottlieb opens up about treating her patients and being treated by her own therapist. After a heartbreaking split with her Boyfriend of two years, Dr. Gottlieb…

Dear Girls

Cori’s Pick: Dear Girls by Ali Wong Comedian Ali Wong has gifted us this book of unfiltered letters to her young daughters and I think we all need to thank her.  Full disclosure: it’s vulgar in places and at times it made me blush, but it’s totally real and I loved it!  She talks about…

438 Days

Cori’s Pick: 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin. 438 Days.  No, this is not my projection of how long I believe our daily lives will be altered by our current ‘situation’.  HOWEVER,  I do think it’s ironic that the day the Library ended up having to close to…

The Sun Does Shine

Cori’s Pick: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton In 1985, at the age of 29, Anthony Ray Hinton is arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama and sentenced to death by electrocution. At first glance of this statement, you may think that the punishment fits the crime.  That he…

God Came Near

Dallas’ Pick: God came Near by Max Lucado Max Lucado has made a life from writing Christian inspirational books. I have read a few of them and I am attempting to read even more of his work. Lucado has a way of explaining God and His wonderful creations into everyday terms that are easier for…