Ever wonder what the people who work at the library are reading? The Adult and Teen Services staff at Fountaindale would like to share some of our all-time favorite books with you! Let us know if you’ve read any of these or what your favorite books are, too!
Ilya, Adult and Teen Services Specialist:
About the book: “Stevens, an aging butler dedicated to the dignity of his profession, takes to the road to convince Ms. Bent — a now-married former housekeeper — to resume her duties at Darlington Hall. As Stevens journeys, he reflects on their prior acquaintance; his memories reveal Stevens’ deeply personal desires, and how he has rewritten events to maintain his ideal image of service and discretion.” -NoveList
What Ilya has to say: “I decided to go with The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. I selected this book mainly because Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature… Oh, and it just happens to be one of my favorite novels of all time. The Remains of the Day is Ishiguro’s Opus Magnum. This book was the winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1989, and it survived the test of time, which is something that cannot be said about most books. Like good wine, it only gets better with age. We’ve all a bit of Stevens in us!”
Emily, Adult and Teen Services Specialist:
About the book: “In a world where one can literally get lost in literature, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, tries to stop the world’s Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature.” -NoveList
What Emily has to say: “This is a book for book lovers, which is what I am, which is why I love this book. It is a mystery, a comedy, and a fantasy/science fiction book all wrapped up into one — and the best part is is that it takes elements from classic literature and blends them into the world of the book. What would happen if someone rewrote Dickens or if someone kidnapped a famous character straight out of their book? It’s a zany idea, but Fforde makes it work oh so beautifully. This is the first in a series that any lit lover must read.”
Tom, Adult Services Librarian
About the book: Details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboard the Fab Four used throughout their brief bur revolutionary career, from their earliest days as The Quarry Men to the dissolution of The Beatles in 1970.
What Tom has to say: “This engrossing and fact-filled look at the Beatles as musicians is one of my all-time favorite books. It truly is the ultimate guide to all the musical gear the group used from their earliest days as the Quarry Men to the dissolution of the band in 1970. The author, a Beatles instrument expert, doesn’t miss a detail. The text, combined with abundant illustrations, makes this a very special book, whether you are a musician yourself or simply a fan of the Fab Four. I recommend keeping a copy close by while you’re watching the Ron Howard film, Eight Days a Week: the Touring Years.”
Looking for more? Stop by the library and ask a staff member about their favorite books!