When we read great books, we’ve just got to share with our friends. Here are a few recommended reads from your friends at Roane State Library.
Murder in Music City (book cover)
Kiss Before Dying (book cover)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (book cover)
Letters to the Lost (book cover)
Little Fires Everywhere (book cover)
A Murder in Music City by Michael Bishop
The true story of a UTK student, murdered in her Nashville home while her young brother slept nearby, is riveting from page one. Decades later, the author doggedly uncovers the lies, twists, and corruption that surrounded Paula Herring’s murder in 1964.
(Recommended by Rosemary Bird)
A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
I reread A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin last month because it’s one of my all-time favorites. A mystery/thriller about a charismatic psychopath who’s desperate to marry rich, filled with twists and turns. Think Agatha Christie but darker.
(Recommended by Lyndy Wibking)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
As someone who has absolutely no expertise in the field of astrophysics, I found this book to be really fascinating – it’s an incredibly humorous and enthusiastic glimpse into the cosmos.
(Recommended by Becca Decker)
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
This is a story about a high school girl who has recently lost her mother, and a high school boy who is also coping with a loss and how they help each other get through the tough times through writing letters to each other only they don’t know each other. It is a great book about family, life struggles, and loss and how those things can bring us together. I loved it!
(Recommended by Christi Moss)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
(also available from Overdrive)
A story about privilege filled with interesting, incredibly well-developed characters. I cared deeply about all of them.
(Recommended by Robert Benson)