Top Ten Tuesday: Staff Favorites

By: Mariah Brown

Hello all. I am doing the Top Ten Tuesday a little differently this time. As it is the end of the month of love and spring will be starting soon, I wanted to bring together the staffs’ top favorite books so that you can get to know what everyone likes a little bit more.

First up is Stephanie, and her favorite book is A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas because it reminded her of why she loved fantasy as a genre.

Next is Sydney, whose favorite book is Trinity by Leon Uris because of all the ways the different parts of the story are combined and how the characters’ lives are woven together. It’s such a sad book but she loves reading it because she finds something new to enjoy each time.

Third is our lovely Caitlin, whose favorite book is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This book came into her life right when she needed it to. She connected to the characters in so many ways, and it really made her fall in love with reading as an adult. It’s been a decade, but she is still fully obsessed with this world Clare has created.

Jennifer’s favorite book is The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams. This author was amazing, but passed away with so many stories untold. After his death, fellow authors and friends gathered his tales in The Salmon of Doubt. It has three parts that include short stories, unfinished quirky shorts, and finally the last writings regarding the character Dirk Gently. He is most famous for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, but there is so much more to Douglas Adams. He was a technology lover, science-fiction genius, and advocate for the weird awesomeness in everyone! This particular book also includes a marvelous introduction by Stephen Fry, who knew Adams and relayed run tales about their times together.

Brandi’s favorite book is All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein. The book is her memoir of her survival of 5 death camps and the death march in Poland during the Holocaust. She is a survivor, and Brandi will always cry and always read the book. She read it in high school and then watched the Schindler’s List, and it has always stuck with her.

Kesha’s favorite book is Daughters of the Moon by Lynne Ewing. This series is what brought her love into the fantasy/YA world. She felt so connected with the three characters that the author brought into the first three books. Even thought the characters have to make a big decision when they turn 18, their powers were always fascinating.

Destiny’s favorite book is Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott. She enjoyed reading it because it is not like any love story she has read before. She related to the characters and loved the message behind the book.

Manuela’s favorite book is the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden because she loves mythology and the way that Arden mixed mythology with history and created the settings and characters of her stories. It has her wanting to re-read the books time and time again. They are so enrapturing and wonderfully written that she can’t help but be sucked into the world and the journey that Vasilisa (the main character) goes on.

Christopher’s favorite book has to be Demons Don’t Dream by Piers Anthony since it made him love reading once more.

Last, but certainly not least, my (Mariah’s) favorite book which has to be the Harry Potter series, as cliche as that sounds. Ever since I was young I enjoyed reading the book. I would check out the audio books and listen to them all the time. For an adult book though, I would have to go with the book Thr3e by Ted Dekker because it has so much suspense and twists that you don’t even see coming. I highly recommend reading it if you like scary books.

Well everyone, I hope you enjoyed reading about the staff’s favorite books and why they like them so much. Maybe you will be able to find your next great read in one of these books. We would love to hear about your favorite book to so drop us a comment we will be on the lookout!

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