What We’re Reading

Here’s a peak into what some Desk Setters have been reading lately. Click on the book covers for more information on the books!

Alex’s book montage

The Heart of the Matter
Black Swan Green
By Night in Chile
Birds of America
Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of  Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth
The Savage Detectives

Alex’s favorite books »

Alex Crosier is a catalog librarian at New York University. She runs an ever-expanding granola business called Granola Lab and lives in Prospect Heights. Haruki Murakami is her favorite author, hands-down.

Elizabeth’s book montage

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
Tortilla Sun
The Crowfield Curse
How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life
The Cruisers
Falling In
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
Archvillain #1
Ninth Ward
Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud

Elizabeth’s favorite books »

Elizabeth Bird is a Senior Children’s Librarian with New York Public Library’s Children’s Center at 42nd Street. She is the author of Children’s Literary Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career and her first picture Giant Dance Party will be out with Harper Collins in Fall 2011. Elizabeth reviews for Kirkus, The New York Times, and on her blog A Fuse #8 Production on School Library Journal’s website (http://blogs.schoollibraryjournal.com/afuse8production).

Sarah’s book montage

The Unnamed
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Sea of Poppies
Last December
Doubt: A Parable
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
Reasons to Be Pretty: A Play
Love is the Higher Law

Sarah’s favorite books »

Sarah Murphy loves Jane Austen, Vladimir Nabokov, Edith Wharton, and William Shakespeare, but A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is her favorite book of all time.


Maria’s book montage

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Irresistible Henry House
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Eighth-Grade Superzero
Double Indemnity
To Live: A Novel
Mare's War
Her Fearful Symmetry
Amy and Isabelle
Lit: A Memoir

Maria’s favorite books »

Leigh’s Book Montage: Books I Have Known

A Natural History of the Senses
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Bigot Hall
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Three Novellas

Leigh’s favorite books »

Lila’s book montage

Thirteen Steps Down
Song Yet Sung
Because I am Furniture
Little Puppy Finger Puppet Book: Finger Puppet Book
A Sight for Sore Eyes
The Silent Twins
Sight for Sore Eyes
The Dew Breaker
The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending
The Man of My Dreams

Lila’s favorite books »

Lila Freeman is a public librarian in New York City. She is also an artist.

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