Staff Picks

Your favorite staff picks for:  Reading, Watching and Listening

Alison

Reading:

Little Comfort by Edwin Hill (local author, set in Somerville)

The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

Annamarie

Reading:

Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

Ellen 

Reading:

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.

Heidi

Reading:

Unnecessary Roughness by Jose Baez

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Toil and Trouble: 15 stories of Women and Witchcraft Edited by Tess Sharpe

Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter

Watching:

Shameless Season 1

Revenge

Jim

Reading: 

Small Blows Against Encroaching Totalitarianism [various authors]

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business [Neil Postman]

Watching:

Will & Grace: The Revival. Season 1

Marjorie Prime

Forever Knight. Season 3

Listening to:

Romance/Romance [Original Broadway Cast]

Liv On [Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Amy Sky]

Cheryl Wheeler Live [Cheryl Wheeler]

Kevin

Reading:

The Mars Room by Rachel Cusk, Ghost Lights by Lydia Millet

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns

Lilly

Reading:

Little Comfort by Edwin Hill 

Listening to:

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn on Overdrive

Karen 

Reading:

Warcross 

Wildcard by Marie Lu (YA sci-fi)

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya (middle grade realistic fiction)

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales (picture book)

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness (adult historic fantasy)

Watching:

Dr Who (The Thirteenth Doctor) 

The Good Place

Mary

Reading:

Harbor Me  by Jacqueline Woodson

Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain  

Tim

Reading:

Ojibwa warrior : Dennis Banks and the rise of the American Indian Movement / Dennis Banks with Richard Erdoes" 

No bosses here : a manual on working collectively  

Listening to:

Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond (podcast)