A Reading Life

It’s in the family: impressive mother-daughter authors

The Wolitzers, Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, and even the author of “Frankenstein.”

These new picture books are worthy readers of all ages

Stories range from the strange, to the enchanting, to the very, very creepy.

Review of ‘Fancy’ by Jeremy M. Davies

By Heartwood, Everett Public Library staff Fancy, by Jeremy M. Davies, ostensibly presents us with nothing more than an older man interviewing a young couple… Continue reading

Sci-fi reads with terrifying artificial intelligence villains

Everett Public Library staff recommend these science-fiction books for its 2018 Reading Challenge.

In 1979, Joe Jackson’s music was the sharp cutting edge

Then came Cab Calloway covers, piano pop and a symphony.

Cockroaches are creepy and disgusting and an ancient species

Learn all about the nearly indestructible insects with these reads at Everett Public Library.

The books we need to get us where we want to road trip

From a local day trip, international treks to eating your way across the states, give these a read.

Check out the top new titles for August 2018

Get your hold in for these books, music and more at Everett Public Library.

‘Starting with Alice’ opens endearing young adult book series

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s first book follows Alice as she grieves and tries to make friends.

Harper Lee’s compelling classic coming-of-age story of race and justice in a small southern town receives the nuanced voice work of actress Sissy Spacek in audiobook form. (Everett Public Library image)

Star-studded audiobooks to check out at the Everett library

Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon have read major titles.

Harper Lee’s compelling classic coming-of-age story of race and justice in a small southern town receives the nuanced voice work of actress Sissy Spacek in audiobook form. (Everett Public Library image)

‘There There’ highlights the urban Native American experience

Author Tommy Orange tells an essential story with intelligence, heart, dexterity, and a swagger.

Review: ‘Chariot on the Mountain’ is captivating and touching

Jack Ford’s book is a touching story of forgiveness, about a family of freed slaves and legal fight.

More the Best of 2018 (So Far)!

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Like a crisp newly-minted road map, the music of 2018 unfolds before our eyes leaving a wake of paper… Continue reading

‘The Con Artist’ is a nerdy murder mystery set at a Comic Con

It gets the con experience right, holds suspense until the end, and packs social commentary.

Honoring the work of author Roxane Gay

A deep current of feminism and potency exists through all of her writing, from ‘Ayiti’ to ‘Wakanda.’

Women’s lives collide in ‘The Husband’s Secret’

Everett Public Library review: Liane Moriarty’s book has twisting plot and fine-honed characters.

Check out some of the best new releases and titles this month

Everett Public Library has a host of new listens, reads and watches to take home.

How the City of Everett got its name

An East Coast capitalist’s son’s desire for dessert inspired the city’s moniker.

School’s out and Summer Reading is heating up

Any youths entering 12th grade or younger can sign up for Summer Reading at Everett Public Library.

These books reveal the majesty and mystery of electricity

Everett Public Library has a handful of reads worth checking out about electricity.

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