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Fairfield What Are You Reading?

Fairfield What Are You Reading?

By Fairfield Public Library
Welcome to Fairfield What Are You Reading? We are Fairfield Public Library staff in Fairfield, CT and we love reading. Join us each month as we gather together for a conversation about what we're reading, what we've just finished, what we're excited about coming soon. Most of the books will be new. The mood of this podcast is relaxed. Imagine you come into the library, ask a librarian for a next great read, and a couple more people stop by and soon everyone is trading their favorite new reads.
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Episode 1: One Book One Town 2021: Punching the Air

Fairfield What Are You Reading?

Episode 1: One Book One Town 2021: Punching the Air

Fairfield What Are You Reading?

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Episode 11: Our Favorite Books for 2021
Join us as we celebrate 2021 and all the great reads from this past year - what books inspired, informed, and made us smile this year.  https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Linda Quinn, Adult Services: Billy Summers by Stephen King Lightning Strike: A Novel by William Kent Krueger Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune Gilded by Marissa Meyer Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght Emily Muller, Children's Librarian The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan City of Secrets by Victoria Ying City of Illusion by Victoria Ying Claudia Silk, Adult Services Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Henry The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Jessica Stevens, Adult Services The Adventurer's Son by Roman Dial Philip Bahr, Adult Services and podcast host Alec: A Novel by William di Canzio   Lies With Man (Henry Rios Mystery #3 by Michael Nava  The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett  Mary Coe, Adult Services In Memoriam: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting by Mary Gauthier  The Other Black Girl: A Novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris  The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles  Leslie Hagel, Adult Services Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune The Guncle by Stephen Rowley The Reading List: A Novel by Sara Nisha Adams Seven Days in June by Tia Williams All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris The Family by Naomi Krupitsky Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr  Jan Fisher, Deputy Town Librarian Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe  Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me? by Kevin Nealon  Caste by Isabel Wilkerson  Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner  The Happiest Girl in the World: A Novel by Alena Dillon  While Justice Sleeps by Stacy Abrams Tamara Lyhne, Children's Services Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic (Vol 4) by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good as Gold (Whatever After) by Sarah Mlynowski  Stefanie Bergstrom, Children's Services Broken Horses: A Memoir by Brandi Carlile  Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci  Scott Jarzombek, Town Librarian Breathe: A Life in Flow by Rickson Gracie and Peter Maguire Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood by Mark A. Torres I'm Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises-and-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion by Nancy Barile Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
52:34
December 22, 2021
Episode 10: Mathew Pearl's Jemima Boone, Taylor Jenkins Reid's Collection, and Stanley Tucci
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Susan Balla, Circulation Supervisor The Taking of Jemima Boone by Mathew Pearl Read a-likes: The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer Devil In The White City by Erik Larson Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson The Splendid And The Vile by Erik Larson Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson Bloody Crimes: The Funeral Of Abraham Lincoln And The Chase For Jefferson Davis by James L. Swanson The Heron’s Cry: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel (#2 In Series) by Ann Cleeves Yonder by Jabari Asim (due out in January) A Flicker In The Dark by Stacy Willingham (due out in January) Murder On An Irish Farm (An Irish Village Mystery #8) by Carlene O’Connor (due out in February) Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian The Family by Naomi Krupitski Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray Violetta by Isabel Allende (due out in January) These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Jessica Stevens, Branch Reference Librarian Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Philip Bahr, podcast host and Head of Adult Services How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived by Leslie Jordan  The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert 
25:04
November 10, 2021
Episode 9: October Thrillers, Non-fiction, and Time's 100 Best YA Books of All Time
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Adult Non-fiction: Fuzz: When nature breaks the law by Mary Roach How y'all doing? Misadventures and mischief from a life well lived by Leslie Jordan (audiobook: read by Leslie Jordan) Adult Fiction: Leave the world behind by Rumaan Alam Heron's Cry (Book 2, Detective Matthew Venn series) by Ann Cleeves Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services Graceling by Kristin Cashore Sycthe by Neal Shusterman Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Time's 100 Best YA Books of All Time: https://time.com/collection/100-best-ya-books/ Linda Quinn, Adult Services Associate Main Deadly Education by Naomi Novik Last Graduate by Naomi Novik Cackle by Rachel Harrison My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones Witch Please by Ann Aguirre Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services, Podcast Host The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Bury Me in Shadows by Gregg Herren  Time YA: I'll Get There, It better be worth the trip by John Donovan The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Day of Dialog: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?event=library-journal-day-of-dialog-nyc-ve-spring
33:09
October 21, 2021
Episode 8: Spooky Thrillers, TJ Klune, and Spotify Book Soundtracks
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian The Great Glorious Goddamn of it All by Josh Ritter The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye by Ivan Maisel My Body is a Big Fat Temple: an ordinary story of pregnancy and early motherhood Still Life by Sarah Winman Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King Leslie Hagel, Part-Time Adult Services Librarian The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Survive the Night by Riley Sager Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski Not a Happy Family by Shari LaPena Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Oh William by Elizabeth Strout These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services The Guncle by Stephen Rowley Alec by William di Canzio The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
40:43
September 15, 2021
Episode 7: Children's Librarians, Middle Grade Reads, and #OwnVoices
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark Coming soon: 8/31 Friends Forever by Shannon Hale art by LeUyen Pham 9/14 A Soft Place to Land By Janae Marks 9/14 What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Curie Stefanie Bergstrom, Branch Children's Librarian When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller Rez Dogs, Joseph Bruchac Coming soon: Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi & Juana Martinez-Neal It Fell From the Sky by The Fan Brothers (Smart Cookie by Jory John, lol) Emily Muller, Children's Librarian The Comeback by E. L. Shen The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan Secrets of Camp Whatever by Chris Grine Coming soon: Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan City of Illusion by Victoria Ying Room to Dream by Kelly Yang Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
31:28
August 12, 2021
Episode 6: Brat Pack Memoir, Cookbooks, and Summer Suspense Thrillers
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Helene Murtha, Town Librarian Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz Dream Girl by Laura Lippman Brat: An ‘80s Story by Andrew McCarthy I Will Judge You By Yout Bookshelf by Grant Snider Looking forward to: Nighthawks by Elly Griffith The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Oscan Jan Fisher, Deputy Town Librarian Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell Everyone in this Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin Mr. Met : How a sports-mad kid from Jersey became like family to generations of big leaguer by Jay Horowitz Tom Seaver : A Terrific Life by Bill Madden House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell Looking forward to: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell A Line to Kill : A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery by Anthony Horowitz Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer Door to Door 7/6/2021: Anthony Horowitz and Jeffrey Archer in Conversation (YouTube) https://youtu.be/Bh9bgCv2UUU Jessica Stevens, Adult Services Branch Librarian Too Good To Be True by Carola Lovering GrowVeg: the beginners guide to easy vegetable gardening by Benedict Vanheems The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 family friendly recipes with surprisingly tasty twists by Kelly Senye Too Good to be True by Carola Lovering  Looking forward to: Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis Matrix by Lauren Groff Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services; Podcast Host Later: My Life at the Edge of the World by Paul Lisicky All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe by Stefanie Posavec Looking forward to: Unprotected by Billy Porter
32:21
July 19, 2021
Episode 5: Summer Reading, Advanced Reader Copies, and Pride
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Sue Balla, Circulation Manager Anthony Doerr: • ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE • CLOUD CUCKOO LAND  Chris Bohjalian • HOUR OF THE WITCH Jennifer Saint • ARIADNE Grady Hendrix: • THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP Stuart Neville • THE HOUSE OF ASHES • GHOSTS OF BELFAST Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama Northern Spy by Flynn Berry Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny Lightning Strike by William Kent Kruegger Philip Bahr, host and Head of Adult Services New LGBTQ books for Pride 2021: Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire by Liz Brown The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel Stone Fruit by Lee Lai Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman After Francesco by Brian Malloy The Guncle by Steven Rowley One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters 
36:03
June 15, 2021
Episode 3: Favorite Authors, Nature Non-fiction and a Thriller
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Helene Murtha, Town Librarian Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker (referred to Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens) Every Last Fear by Alex Finley (referred to The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold) The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (referred to The Mother In Lawby Sally Hepworth) Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Owls of the eastern Ice : a quest to find and save the world’s largest owl by Jonathan Slaght (audiobook, read by author) Nomadland: surviving America in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder (audiobook, read by Karen White) Series titles due out: Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves (book 2 of Two Rivers series; out Sept 7) Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Inspector Gamache series; out Aug 24) Daughter of the Morning Star by Craig Johnson (Longmire series; out Sept. 21) Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (Release date: June 1, 2021) The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin (Release date: June 1, 2021) Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Release date: September 28, 2021) Philip Bahr, host and Head of Adult Services Lies With Man by Michael Nava (Henry Rios Mysteries #8) (Release date: April 27, 2021)
26:31
May 17, 2021
Episode 4: Thrillers, Nutmegs, and Road Trips
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling The Girls I’ve Been By Tess Sharpe Linda Quinn, Reference Associate Falling by TJ Newman Hostage by Clare Mackintosh Mrs. March by Virginia Feito Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian Mercy House by Alena Dillon The Happiest Girl in the World by Alena Dillon Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi (brief mention) The Searcher by Tana French Upcoming: When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash (September 21st) The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (October 5th) Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (September 28th) Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services (host) Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us by Michael Koresky also discussed a film with Anne Bancroft: The Turning Point (1977)
31:02
May 17, 2021
Episode 2: Books, Graphic Novels, and Audiobooks
Show notes: Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jan's books: The Rib King  by Ladee Hubbard    Better Luck Next Time Julia Claiborne Johnson The Survivors by Jane Harper How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior   Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Trial of the Chicago Seven: The Official Transcript  Linda's books:  I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider Billie Holiday by Carlos Sampayo Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin by Emilie Plateau Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen Jessica's books: White Ivy by Susie Yang A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett Audie Awards for Audiobooks: https://www.audiopub.org/winners/2021-audies-1
28:41
March 22, 2021
Episode 1: One Book One Town 2021: Punching the Air
Welcome to our podcast. We are Fairfield Public Library staff in Fairfield, CT and we love to read. Join us monthly as we have a conversation about what we are reading, and what we are looking forward to in the near future. In this episode, we talk about our 2021 One Book, One Town selection, Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT/
32:51
February 19, 2021