Popular Reading: Staff Picks!

Posted: March 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM CDT

Recently, we asked our amazing library student workers to recommend some books to our readers. Here’s what they had to say:

Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Comments: A strong female character, royal faeries, and a sinister plot! What more to love? Part 1 in a 3-part series.,

Recommended by: Nico Vela


Title: More than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

Author: Elaine Welteroth

Comments: Incredibly inspiring!

Recommended by: Laurina Sellu


Title: We Rule the Night

Author: Claire Eliza Bartlett

Comments: Two unlikely girls join the 1st women’s flight team, using magic, to save their country. Very suspenseful!

Recommended by: Claire Richardson


Title: Akira

Author: Katsuhiro Ōtomo

Comments: One of the BEST comics I’ve read.

Recommended by: Cassandra ML


Title: George Washington Gómez: A Mexicotexan novel

Author: Américo Paredes

Comments: Excellent book on Mexican American experiences growing up in 1920s-30s Texas. A coming of age novel on history, literature & a Roman à clef of the author himself.

Recommended by: Richard Quiroz


Title: Hey, Kiddo

Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Comments: A Heartfelt Story.

Recommended by: Magda


Title: The Outsider

Author: Stephen King

Comments: Mystery

Recommended by: Lexi


Title: Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood

Author: Mari Andrew

Comments: I love this book, because it has fun illustrations that go with what the book is about! I also love the meaning of the book “going through adulthood.”

Recommended by: Chyannah Ritchie


Title: Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini

Comments: A thrilling adventure story

Recommended by: Kevin Wong


Title: Sadie

Author: Courtney Summers

Comments: “A suspenseful and thrilling novel.”

Recommended by: Alexa Ramirez


Thanks to all of our wonderful staff who provided recommendations! I can’t wait to see what they’ll recommend next.

I think this is a wonderful smattering of what our library has to offer in terms of reading options. We’ve got fantasy for the magic and mystical lovers, empowering and motivating nonfiction, a few graphic novels, some historical fiction for the history buffs, and of course mystery and suspense novels for those who love to be stressed out by what they read (not me).



By: Alexa Hight

Category: Books & More, Today’s Special