Friday, January 1, 2010

Staff Selections - Nicki, Director

What is your favorite genre? I like to read non-fiction books on travel and gardening.

What are you reading now? Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl for the January 20th book club meeting. I’m also reading Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation by Ken Druse.

What have you read recently? Mostly non-fiction books on gardening and travel. I enjoy listening to books on tape as I travel. Jodi Picoult and Dean Koontz are recent authors that were great to listen to.

What is your favorite classic? John Muir’s writings, Edgar Allen Poe’s poetry, and My Antonia by Willa Cather.

What is your all time favorite book/series? Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. All of John McPhee’s books, especially The Pine Barrens, Table of  Contents, and The John McPhee Reader.

What are your favorite recommendations? Over the last year I have read and would recommend these books: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Marc Haddon, The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Wall, A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Little Bee by Chris Cleave, and Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.

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