A Reading Life

It’s National Poetry Month, so here’s a poetry double-dare

If you aren’t into verse, here are three books that might change your mind.

From the science of lightning to the mythology it inspired

Here are some books that connect those dots …

’The Great Alone’: A dysfunctional family surrounded by beauty

Kristin Hannah’s challenging new novel is in great demand.

It’s time for you to give poetry another chance

Here are some contemporary writers whose works might resonate with you.

Two characters in different YA books have a lot in common

“The Poet X” and “Devils Within” explore the yearning to break free from parents and the past.

Here’s what you should read this month

Some of the top new releases in April 2018, selected by the Everett Public Library staff.

Of men and possums and opossums (different animals)

Everett Public Library recommends some reading about the marsupials and tricks to ‘play possum.’

Examining taste, fandom, ‘cult’ hits, and furries through books

Several books look at the relationship we have with pop culture and what that means.

Great music finds from ‘United States of Tara’ and ‘Weeds’

Everett Public Library takes a beat to examine the interplay of good music and great television.

Women, they got things done in Snohomish County

Everett Public Library’s Northwest Room examines the local historical record of women’s suffrage.

March is a time for memoirs

Everett Public Library suggests reading these powerful stories as part of #everettreads challenge.

All women, with or without a spotlight, are part of history

Take the life and story of Eva Jones Davis, an Everett pioneer, as an entry to Women’s History Month.

A sampling of the power behind reading diverse books

Everett Public Library offers a starter pack of stories about experiences outside the “norm.”

Time to get your finances and diet in order with these books

Everett Public Library has a host of options about salaries, budgeting, and salad.

Coming-of-age story has virgin birth, miracles, and identity

‘The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza’ is packed with meaning that unfurls naturally.

Due reverence for Harvey Danger’s masterful lyrics

An Everett Public Library staffer argues that good lyrics do exist, but it can be a hunt.

Here’s what you should read this month

Some of the top new releases in March 2018, as selected by Everett Public Library staff.

Everett Public Library’s underrated gems worth reading ASAP

Find stories about identity, gospel searching, historical fiction, sci-fi and more.

Who was Madame Luella Boyer, a pioneering African American?

Everett Public Library takes looks at what we know, and what we wish we knew about her life.

Stephen King’s ‘Revival’ focuses on faith, lost and found

There are also the side effects of using electricity in experiments on people and summoning demons.