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    Staff Picks

    • Every month some of our staff members' favorite books go on display on the side of the popular bookshelf on the main floor. Check them out in the library, or reserve them right here - you might find something you like!

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      Staff Picks for May 2018

      Call of the Wild

      The Call of the Wild
      by Jack London
      Student Pick by Layla from Outdoor Rec

      It shares the story of a sled dog during the Gold Rush, a perspective we rarely hear from. As a reader you follow Buck through all the care, abuse, and madness from human beings, and in the end, you hear the call of the wild along with him.
      Husk

      Husk
      by Corey Redekop
      Corey's Pick

      This “gay zombie” story is utterly shocking and uniquely disgusting – and impossible to put down. Not for the faint of heart!
      Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes

      The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes
      by Phyllis Krasilovsky & Barbara Cooney
      Michael's Pick

      AKA the story of one of my sisters.
      Romeo and/or Juliet

      Romeo and/or Juliet
      by Ryan North
      Tania's Pick

      Want a fresh take on an old classic? This retelling of Shakespeare’s doomed lovers allows you to change the plot to fit your mood. Modelled on the Choose Your Own Adventure series of yesteryear, this is the best use of public domain I’ve seen in forever. Fun and cultural at the same time!
      Well of Ascension

      The Well of Ascension
      by Brandon Sanderson
      Sarah's Pick

      If you’ve read Mistborn you probably don’t need a bookmark to tell you to take this book out. If you haven’t read Mistborn - you should.
      When Breath Becomes Air

      When Breath Becomes Air
      by Paul Kalanithi
      Student Pick by Zoia

      Inspiring, heartbreaking, and honest. This book will stay with you forever.