Hello Readers! Cayla will be updating the staff picks section while Marie is on maternity leave.
Here are some picks from June:
The Word is Murder – Anthony Horowitz
Once again, Anthony Horowitz plots murder with a light touch. In The Word Is Murder, the narrator, named Anthony Horowitz, creator of Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders (as is the real Horowitz), finds himself entangled with Detective Daniel Hawthorne, who served as a consulting expert for the television programs. Hawthorne has been recently fired but is determined to restore his good name by solving a murder and writing a book about it—but since Hawthorne is not a writer, he has decided to draft Horowitz for the job. Thus Horowitz finds himself an intrigued but not eager Watson to Hawthorne’s Holmes. While not as tightly written as Magpie Murders, it’s an enjoyable “summer read.” – Diane
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics – Carlo Rovelli
I’ve just about finished Carlo Rovelli’s brief (just 86 pages) but engaging Seven Brief Lessons on Physics , in which he tackles the core ideas of modern physics. Like a sampling of exquisite appetizers, it makes me want to bite into something more, so when I’ve finished this, I might have to read something by Feynman or Hawking and really dig in! – Diane
I’ve been getting more and more into audiobooks, but I’m not the “I’m going on a long trip, so I need an audiobook”-sort of listener; I’m a sit-and-listen listener. I just finished Blackstone Audio’s version of Middlemarch read by Nadia May (she’s very good!) and BBC Audio’s Brideshead Revisited read by Jeremy Irons (need I say he’s good, too?). These are both books I’ve read and loved, but in coming back to them in audio versions, I discovered new texture (and humor!) that I hadn’t found before. – Diane
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi