From our Bookshelves to Yours

Library staff are hard at work providing virtual services and programs, sharing information and building community connection. On our own time, we’re turning to stories that comfort and engage us. Here are some of our recent favourites. You can find most of them as downloadable books by getting the free Libby app or going to Simcoe.overdrive.com.

Michael is “re-reading The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, my favourite Marvel Superhero. She solves problems not with her fists, but through understanding and comedy! A highly recommended series, and family friendly.”

Nicole has been exploring our e-book collection, and just found The Last Affair by Margot Hunt. She loved it!

Betty says that she recently read that it’s been 100 years since Agatha Christie published her first Hercule Poirot novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.  “Reading that line encouraged me to re-explore the mysteries of Agatha Christie. I was thrilled to be able to download this title on Libby. The edition available is a collection of the first three Hercule Poirot stories. There are twenty-six titles by Dame Christie you can access on-line.”

Kim read Mercy House, by Alena Dillon. “An unexpected and moving story with some unlikely heroines! Fierce & funny!”

Jenn’s been listening to lots of downloadable audiobooks, and one of her recent favourites has been Steven Rowley’s Lily & The Octopus. It’s “a heartwarming and heartbreaking read, but it is funny! The narrator is perfect at delivering Ted’s sarcastic and deadpan humour AND Lily’s urgent enthusiasm.”

Faith found a favourite, Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk, available as an e-book. If you read 2019’s Starlight, Wagamese’s last book, Medicine Walk shows us the same characters decades earlier. Fans of his thoughtful, poetic writing and heartfelt characterization will love Medicine Walk.

What are you reading these days?

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