Although we’re surrounded by books all day, the library staff doesn’t have as much time to read as we’d like. Summer break is the perfect time to catch up on all the books that made it to our “to read” list throughout the school year.
Here’s a peak at which books the LFHS Library staff read over the break and would recommend for your next reading break.
“I’m currently reading Crazy Rich Asians. So far, I’m enjoying the wide variety of characters, and a peek into a “crazy rich” slice of the world I wouldn’t normally see. I can’t wait to see the film!” (read more about this book on goodreads)
“One of the books I read over the summer was the graphic novel Paper Girls vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn. Paper Girls was billed as the movies Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds. I would liken it more to Stranger Things with a group girls meets War of the Worlds, as they both take place in the ‘80s and reference the times quite a bit. I really enjoyed the feminist aspect of a group of girls who stuck together delivering newspapers in a predominately boys job. The only drawback to this book is that it is a trade paperback and it comes in multiple volumes.” (read more about this book on goodreads)
“Though I read Warlight by Michael Ondaatje at the start of the summer, it still haunts me with its beautiful prose and portraits of two children that are somewhat abandoned by their mother and father during the second World War. The strange individuals that come into their lives are so well drawn that I feel as if they were part of my own past. I couldn’t put it down. Apparently Obama just read it and liked it too.” (read more about this book on goodreads)
“I read Trevor Noah’s book, “Born a Crime” this summer and loved it! It was fascinating to get his perspective on growing up in South Africa during apartheid and as it ended. He told such a serious story with such grace, love, and humor. It has become one of my favorite books.” (read more about this book on goodreads)
At the beginning of the summer I read Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy). Being a big sci-fi fan, I was pleased to find this book felt so fresh and original. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and I can’t wait to dig into Book #2- hopefully before next summer! (read more about this book on goodreads)