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…

Ana’s Story

Dallas’ Pick: Ana’s Story by Jenna Bush By the age of sixteen Ana has had a child, lived with four different relatives, found out she has HIV AIDS, outlived her mother and father, been sexually assaulted, abused, and lived in two different group homes. This book is a nonfiction book but the names were changed…

To SIRI With Love

Sara’s Pick: To SIRI With Love by Judith Newman The true story of a mother and her twin sons, Gus, who is autistic and Henry, who is not. Gus flaps when he is happy, knows all the timetables for the subway in New York, and doesn’t like vacations because he is homesick for all that…

Stingray Afternoons

Jane’s Pick: Stingray Afternoons by Steve Rushin Nice easy summer read – especially if you grew up in the 70s. Although technically a coming of age story, this book reads more like a stream of conscious nostalgia ride through various pop culture artifacts of 1970s Americana. Rushin hops from one item to the next, leap…

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Kathryn’s Pick: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot I would like to personally mention that I rarely pick up non-fiction books for casual reading, but the story that is told in this book is one I thoroughly enjoyed. I also believe the topics touched on in this book are important to bring…