What is the CHB Staff reading this week?

Team CHB has been reading up a storm with all of the rainy weather we've been having.

Victoria has been curling up with her favorite comfort media, the audiobooks of the Murderbot Diaries, to feel better after being under the weather.
*photo is artist rendition of Victoria enjoying the Murderbot Diaries

Phoebe is continuing her classics streak with Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar.

Eden is currently reading Don’t Want You Like A Best Friend by Emma R. Alban. The story follows Beth and Gwen, meeting at the start of the season and growing closer as the story goes on. It’s delightfully sweet so far, and they can’t wait to finish it!

Sarah just wrapped up The Encanto's Daughter. It is such a cute YA read, well-paced and bringing the reader into the world. She greatly enjoyed the characters and how de la Cruz hinted at certain things in the plot. The world of the book definitely goes onto her list of fantasy worlds she wishes she could drop into, and she cannot wait to read more from this author!

Matthieu is currently reading Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep with his book club!

John is excited about all of the ideas he's gleaning from For All the People by John Curl!

Michelle is reading That Librarian by local librarian Amanda Jones and is just so proud of Amanda for being such a leader is our community!

Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250191786
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Published: Tordotcom - August 7th, 2018

Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries.

Starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk.

The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060837020
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels

A realistic and emotional novel about a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath.

Don't Want You Like a Best Friend: A Novel (The Mischief & Matchmaking Series #1) By Emma R. Alban Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063312005
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Published: Avon - January 9th, 2024

A swoon-worthy debut queer Victorian romance in which two debutantes distract themselves from having to seek husbands by setting up their widowed parents, and instead find their perfect match in each other—the lesbian Bridgerton/Parent Trap you never knew you needed!

Gwen has a brilliant beyond brilliant idea.

The Encanto's Daughter By Melissa de la Cruz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593533086
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2024

A young woman claims the throne of a realm inspired by Filipino mythology in this YA romantic fantasy, the first in an enchanting new duet by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

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The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel #1) By Raymond Chandler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394758282
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 12th, 1988

The renowned novel from the crime fiction master, with the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times), Philip Marlowe. • Featuring the iconic character that inspired the film Marlowe, starring Liam Neeson.

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America By John Curl, Ishmael Reed (Introduction by) Cover Image
By John Curl, Ishmael Reed (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781604865820
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Published: PM Press - July 1st, 2012

Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social change—farmer, union, consumer, and communalist—that have been all but erased from collective memory.

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That Librarian: The Fight Against Book Banning in America By Amanda Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639733538
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 27th, 2024

“Amanda Jones started getting death threats, all for standing up for our right to read . . . but she's not stopped fighting against book bans, or stopped advocating for access to diverse stories.”-Oprah Winfrey, in a speech at the 2023 National Book Awards