At Your Library: Have you read these popular books?

“The Testaments,” Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is available at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
“The Testaments,” Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is available at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Librarians are always looking at lists. Lists of books in the New York Times Bestseller’s List, lists of favorite books from listeners at NPR, and lists of the most popular books read in September on the website Goodreads. Being newly retired, I have been telling myself I will have all this time to read now … but what should I read?

It seems many folks are reading this popular dozen:

  • “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. I read this over the summer and loved it.
  • “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware.
  • “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides.
  • “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.
  • “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.
  • “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.
  • “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.
  • “Lying Next to Me” by Gregg Olsen.
  • “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood. The long-awaited sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
  • “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris.
  • “Here to Stay” by Mark Edwards.

Whatever you choose to read, stop by the Cordova Public Library and take a gander at all your choices!

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Cathy Sherman is a retired librarian and museum director for City of Cordova.