Every month some of our staff members' favorite books go on display on the side of the popular bookshelf on the main floor. Check them out in the library, or reserve them right here - you might find something you like!

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Staff Picks for May 2018

Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild 
by Jack London 
Student Pick by Layla from Outdoor Rec

It shares the story of a sled dog during the Gold Rush, a perspective we rarely hear from. As a reader you follow Buck through all the care, abuse, and madness from human beings, and in the end, you hear the call of the wild along with him.

by Corey Redekop 
Corey's Pick

This “gay zombie” story is utterly shocking and uniquely disgusting – and impossible to put down. Not for the faint of heart!
Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes

The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes 
by Phyllis Krasilovsky & Barbara Cooney 
Michael's Pick

AKA the story of one of my sisters.
Romeo and/or Juliet

Romeo and/or Juliet
by Ryan North 
Tania's Pick

Want a fresh take on an old classic? This retelling of Shakespeare’s doomed lovers allows you to change the plot to fit your mood. Modelled on the Choose Your Own Adventure series of yesteryear, this is the best use of public domain I’ve seen in forever. Fun and cultural at the same time!
Well of Ascension

The Well of Ascension 
by Brandon Sanderson 
Sarah's Pick

If you’ve read Mistborn you probably don’t need a bookmark to tell you to take this book out. If you haven’t read Mistborn - you should.
When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air 
by Paul Kalanithi 
Student Pick by Zoia

Inspiring, heartbreaking, and honest. This book will stay with you forever.