Library Staff Picks

Looking for a good ebook or audiobook?  Check out these Library Staff picks available to borrow in our OverDrive collection.  Use the Sora app to read or listen on a mobile device.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton (Audiobook)
Recommended by Ms. Lawhorn, Head of Archives & Special Collections

“A whimsically dark mystery set in a large dilapidated estate called Blackheath. Aiden has 8 days to figure out who killed Evelyn Hardcastle, but he isn’t the only one who is trying to solve her murder. Over and over again, Evelyn’s death day repeats, and Aiden inhabits the bodies of various people that help shed light on Evelyn’s murder. If he isn’t the first person to solve her murder than he will be forever trapped in Blackheath.”

Circe by Madeline Miller (Audiobook)
Recommended by Ms. Lawhorn, Head of Archives & Special Collections and Ms. Payeur, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

“This novel explores the rebellious life of an outlying character from Greek mythology, the witch, known as Circe.” — ML

Circe is basically why I’m skeptical of readers’ advisory: the description is so many things I would never choose (Greek mythology, so-called women’s fiction, character-driven, etc.) but I found it so lovely.” — AP

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  (Ebook)
Recommended by Ms. Payeur, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

“One of my favorite comfort reads. Erin Morgenstern is so good at building these extravagant, elaborate worlds that you just want to escape into for a little while.”



Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Ebook)
Recommended by Ms. Payeur, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

“I love both true crime and history, and Say Nothing straddled the line by telling the story of one of the Disappeared while portraying the toll the Troubles took on the people of Belfast. I was constantly shocked by how little I knew about Irish history in the twentieth century, and how messy the process of trying to document the stories of people involved in the conflict has gotten.”


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Ebook)
Recommended by Ms. Rohloff, Reference & Outreach Librarian

“Eleanor Oliphant is a charmingly odd and unforgettable character who would be a master at social distancing.  A quick read and heartwarming story, I found myself rooting for this loner-heroine as she struggled to find her way in the world.”