Floyd Memorial Library

Staff Picks


Name: Vicky

Title: The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Author: Stephanie Dray

Rating: ★★★★

History comes alive in this multi-layered epic. I love that we get to see women and their impacts on history. Adrienne (Lafayette) and Beatrice (Chanler) did exist in history, as did the castle. Unfortunately, Marthe was not real, but she is inspiring and a representative of the woman who did all they could to stand up to humanity. It was truly well written and a fascinating look into history while keeping the reader engaged with some fascinating fictional plots.

Available at the library: LP F DRAY


Name: Tom Vitale, Library Director

Title: Supernova

Director: Harry McQueen

Rating: ★★★★★

A beautiful, gut-wrenching story of enduring love. A couple embarks on a road trip to visit family and spend time with one another. One half of the couple does not realize this will be their last trip. Dementia is an awful thing, and this story paints a raw and powerful image of what the disease does to the whole family. I loved the story – it made me hate what dementia was doing to the individual, the couple, and the extended family. I would completely recommend, but make sure you have a box of tissues at your side.

Available at the library: DVD SUPERNOVA 


Name: Matt

Title: Shoe Dog

Author: Phil Knight

Rating: ★★★★★

Anyone into sports or fashion should be able to appreciate this tale behind the man that launched the most recognizable sneaker brand in history. Knight’s past and the company’s past are one in the same, and the way he molds his personal stories with those of the origins of the company is amazing. Unlike most biographies it reads more like a Horatio Alger work of fiction than a true     story. Want to know just how far Nike has come since Phil Knight had a vision to take over the sneaker industry? Pick up this book and find out.

Available at the library: B MEMOIR KNIGHT or available to download through Libby!


Name: Daai

Title: Home Body

Author: Rupi Kaur

Rating: ★★★★★

I give this book a 5 out of 5.  There’s really nothing I can think of as far as complaints go. However, I will say that it is a raw, honest book, at some parts it may be a bit hard to read because of the topic.

It’s a book of poetry along with drawings by the author that go along with the poems.  I love, love, love this author!  And I highly recommend her, as well as her other two books.  She’s the new face of poetry, in my opinion.

Available at the library: POETRY 21st CENT. Kaur

 


Name: Tracey

Title: I Will Always Write Back

Author: Caitlin Alifenka

Rating: ★★★★

This book is about a wonderfully touching true story of pen pals from different continents who began writing to each  other through a school assignment.

Even after the assignment ended they continued to write for years and actually met up!

They share contrasting details about their lives, their       struggles and achievements- supporting each other and learning from their different worlds.

I say it’s a must-read for ALL ages and a definite tear jerker, because this true story will pull at your heart strings and make you want a pen pal!

Available at the library: YA 305.2 ALIFIRENKA or available to download through Libby.


Name: Brian O. Mealy

Title: Awakened By Autism

Author: Andrea Libutti, M.D.

Rating: ★★★★★

Awakened by Autism is a gripping family story told by Dr. Andrea Libutti, and her son Jack. As a medical professional and with a strong support network, Dr. Andrea tries to come to terms with her son’s diagnosis, letting go of blame, guilt, and disappointment in her son’s condition. I love that much of the family journey takes place in Bridgehampton, NY, and sheds light on the difficulty that many families face in order to get the proper support for their loved ones living with    Autism.

This moving real life family story helps educate us on the  misconceptions that our society holds and perpetuates       regarding Autism.

Available at the library: HEALTH MENTAL AUTISM Libutti or available to download through Libby.


Name: Lori

Title: A Confederacy of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole

Rating: ★★★★★

Anyone into sports or fashion should be able to appreciate this tale behind the man that launched the most recognizable sneaker brand in history. Knight’s past and the company’s past are one in the same, and the way he molds his personal stories with those of the origins of the company is amazing. Unlike most biographies it reads more like a Horatio Alger work of fiction than a true     story. Want to know just how far Nike has come since Phil Knight had a vision to take over the sneaker industry? Pick up this book and find out.

Available through Inter-Library Loan or available to download through  Libby!