Otis Library Asks:
What are you reading?

Book reviews and best sellers lists are all well and good, but sometimes the best books are those you hear about from word of mouth. With that in mind, the Otis Library asks “What are you reading?” Add their recommendations to your own reading list! Remember to ask at the Information Desk if you need help locating one of these books.

Our reader this month is:
Sally Gagnon
Library Assistant II at Otis Library / Asst. Treasurer of the Norwich Historical Society

I have been an avid reader from very early on. When I was young my favorite book was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and a magazine called Highlights. Highlights had a section about twin brothers, one was well behaved and the other was not. I couldn't wait to see what kind of a situation they would be in each month! As I got a little older, I loved the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene, and the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Books have always been a big part of my life! As an adult I read just about anything from biographies to cookbooks and a lot in between. I really enjoy fiction and usually stick to that. Right now I am reading A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. I thought it was a great story to read around St. Patrick's Day as it has a lot of Irish in it! I just finished The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty which was a really great book. Most of the story revolves around one family with a very dark secret that shapes and guides a larger group of people and families. I loved the characters and the ending was one of the best endings I have ever read.

I recently read Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. This book follows the life of Louis (Lucy) Lynch. The story takes place in upstate New York and vividly portrays the dynamics of a small town. My father and siblings all read this book, as we are from that area in upstate New York and could relate to the scenery! Another book I really enjoyed was The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The main character is Enzo, a dog, and tells of his life with Denny, his human. The whole book is life through the eyes of Enzo. It’s a great story about the love of a dog and the ups and downs of Denny's life.

I am a very lucky reader to work in a library and to be surrounded by what I love!



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