The Librarian Suggests


What's on my bookshelf:
Jade may have mentioned and discussed her thoughts on My Best Friend's Exorcism earlier in the year but now that I just read it, I can't recommend it enough. Like, wow - what a fantastic story! A combination of your favorite 80's teen flick and The Exorcist, this book was exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I read it in almost one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. With big crimped hair, (a little bit of) a Heathers vibe and an exorcism scene that will make you laugh, this is hands down my favorite adult fiction book of the year. Like I said Jade recommended it at the beginning of the year, I don't know what took me so long to get to it but I can't say how much I loved this book. I just checked out Horrorstor from the library and I can't wait to get to it this weekend. I also read five other books last month including The Witch of Blackbird PondThe Buddha Walks into a BarGo Ask AliceNice is Just a Place in France and Literally Me by Julie Houts.

All excellent reads by the way. If you're desperate (like me) for learning how to control your anxiety and need help calming down, Buddha Walks into a Bar is very helpful but entertaining at the same time. It's a modern approach to understanding and starting your own meditation practice. I highly suggest anything written by Lodro Rinzler, I have a few other books by him and I love his writing style and the calming affect his books have. Go Ask Alice ended up being the required reading for our podcast but I enjoyed rereading it for the second time. I first read this book as a fifth or sixth grader. Then it was slightly terrifying, I remembered so many of the details. Second time around, I had a lot of problems with it. If you want to know exactly how I felt, you can listen to Jade, Gina (another librarian) and I talk about it at The Librarian SuggestsThe book by The BetchesNice is Just a Place in France is very clearly a satirical book (with maybe a few tips and tricks for taking on global domination). I've seen a lot of criticism around it, many girls are reading it and taking it way too seriously. If you're in for a quick read, it's just the right book for you. And without spending an entire paragraph on Julie Houts debut book - Literally Meall I have to say is buy it. It will be worth it. It's a book you'll pick up again and again. 


What's on my Netflix Queue:
Lovely, Actually. When it hits December, it's nothing but Christmas movies for me, whether it's watching Home Alone for the thousandth time or Love, Actually (because who doesn't love this movie). And obviously, The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselbecause Amy Sherman-Palladino can do no wrong. 

What I've Been Listening Too: 
My Christmas Playlist and catching up with episodes of The Librarian Is In. Jade got me hooked to Deadly Manners. A short show by the producers of The Darkest Night, it's an excellent but modern take on Agatha Christie meets Clue. 

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