As you might expect, many library volunteers are avid readers. We invited them to play “Finish the Sentence” with the following prompts:
- My Favorite character from fiction is…
- A book I’d recommend is…
- Right now I’m reading/listening to…
Read on for their replies! Explore their finds in the catalog and try one today!
Favorite character: Francie (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
I recommend Spillover, by David Quammen.
Now I’m reading A Higher Call, by Adam Makos.
Favorite character: Mary Russell (series by Laurie R. King)
I recommend anything by Laurie R. King or Louise Penny.
Now I’m reading A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny.
Favorite character: Radnyi Kaikeyi from Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel
I recommend Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn.
I’m reading The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd.
Favorite character: Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
I recommend The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles.
Right Now I’m reading Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Type.
Favorite character: Inej Ghafa or Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows
I recommend Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
I’m listening to Leia, Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray and reading The Body at the Tower, by Y.S. Lee
Favorite character: Harry Potter
I recommend the Wings of Fire series
I’m reading Wings of Fire #12 – The Hive Queen.
Favorite character: Elizabeth Bennett
I recommend Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir.
I’m reading A Better Man by Louise Penny.
Favorite character: Percy Jackson
I recommend Eragon, by Christopher Paolini.
I’m reading Warriors: Veil of Shadows.
Favorite character: Hester Pitt (Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries)
I recommend The Personal Librarian , by Marie Benedict.
I’m reading The Secret Keep of Jaipur, by Alka Joshi.
Favorite character: Roland Deschain (the Gunslinger from Stephen King books)
I recommend The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss.
I’m reading All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
Favorite character: Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee)
I recommend Beasts of a Little Land, by Juhea Kim, a Portland author.
Now I’m reading The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson.
Favorite character: Ave Maria Mullian (Big Stone Gap, Adriana Trigiani)
I recommend The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn.
I’m reading Fast Girls, by Elise Hooper and listening to A Man of Honor, by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Favorite character: Mma Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies’s Detective Agency)
I recommend any book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.
I’m reading Henry, Himself, by Stewart O’Nan.
Favorite character: Aled Last, from Radio Silence, by Alice Oseman.
I recommend If I Had Your Face, by Frances Cha.
I’m listening to Of Women and Salt, by Gabriela Garcia and Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.
Favorite character: Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
I recommend Good Eggs, by Rececca Hardiman.
I’m reading If I Had Your Face, by Frances Cha.
Favorite character: Jo March (Little Women)
I recommend The Overstory, by Richard Powers
I’m reading Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr
Favorite character: Spenser (Robert B. Parker series)
I recommend Fleishman is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
I’m listening to The Searcher, by Tana French.
More recommendations from volunteers:
A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry -Tim Scott
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese -Sara O’Donnell
Broken Earth series, by MK Jemison -Mary Kamegawa
Sword Quest, by Nancy Yi Fan -James Coronel
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot -Dean Gutterman
One, Two, Three, by Laurie Frankel -Linda Hanmer
Sorcery of Thorns, by Margaret Rogerson -Anvesha Kumar
The Overstory, by Richard Powers -Joya Powers
Vigil Harbor, by Julia Glass -Vineeta Kuzma
A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline -Jill Williams
On a Night of a Thousand Stars, by Andrea Yaryura Clark -Sue McConnell
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell -Katie Flynn
Agatha Christie Collection, over 80 books (“I’m on #67!”) -Pam Broadhurst
Ordinary Grace, by William Krueger -Helen Barden
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid -Eleanor Song