Two of the biggest Broadway sensations – ‘Dear Evan Hanson’ (Nov. 2016) and ‘Be More Chill’ (March 2019) – are now available at our Library. If you’ve seen the musical, you will want to read the book – and if you read the book, you’ll run to see the musical!
‘Dear Evan Hanson’ is penned by original playwrights Benj Pasek and Justin Pau, who transfer their Tony Award winning musical about the emotional ups and downs in families, high school and relationships into this new ‘must-read’ novel.
Ned Vizzini is the writer behind ‘Be More Chill’, which follows the high school days of self-described ‘dork’ Jeremy Heere who swallows “the squip” one day, which transforms Jeremy ‘from geek to the coolest guy in class’. The novel (written in 2004) has become a an off-Broadway musical sensation, and transfers to Broadway in March 2019. Sure to be a Tony winner in 2019!
Dear Evan Hanson
Be More Chill
If you’re looking for something to read to wind-down from the stress of the last week of classes, you should check out Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley. This book is a graphic novel memoir about Knisley’s experiences with food throughout her life, starting as a child with a mother who was a chef and a father who loves gourmet food. Though this book celebrates high-end, locally sourced foods, it’s not snobby—Knisley also describes the comfort of eating McDonald’s fries, and celebrates the act of making food together, regardless of the outcome. As a bonus, she also ends each chapter with an illustrated recipe so you can make these foods yourself!
For more information, or to place a hold on this book, click here!
Looking for something fun and irreverent to read? Hot Dog Taste Test is full of art and comics from Lisa Hanawalt, production designer and producer on the Netflix series Bojack Horseman. This book features illustrated lists on goofy topics such as “Things that make me feel super old,” and “Food diary,” as well as full stories, including a day in the life of New York chef, and her experience swimming with river otters. It also features comics about Tuca & Bertie, so you can get to know them before their new Netflix show comes out.
To place a hold on this book, or for more information, check the catalog here.
Congrats—you’ve made it to the mid-point of the semester!
If you’re looking for a way to unwind in between studying and working on projects, you should check out a graphic novel from the library. Today we’re highlighting Paper Girls, which follows four newspaper delivery girls who encounter a supernatural threat to their town while delivering papers on Halloween. Check it out if you’re looking for a fun story about growing up, time travel, and saving the world.
For more information, or to place a hold on this book, go to the library catalog.
For past graphic novel recommendations, click here!
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection “Her Body and Other Parties: Stories” has not only topped many Best Seller lists, but has also been nominated for the National Book Award for fiction! Check it out today and see why everyone is raving over this collection of short stories, which fascinates the reader with the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
Did you know we have current and best selling books by authors with ties to Rhode Island? Journalist Tim White, Anne Hood, Peter Conti, and Alyssa Maxwell are writers who currently live here or once called RI ‘home’. (By the way, Maxwell has a great murder mystery series based in the Newport Mansions!)
Their latest books can be found in our Leisure Reading collection. Stop by and pick up some books for those night by the fire this Fall!
Due to the popularity of our August Book Club pick “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, our September Book Club choice is the enchanting ‘companion’ novel “The Love Songs of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce. While ‘Miss Queenie’ is waiting for Harold’s visit as he treks across England, she decides to write to him – and tell Harold everything she’s kept secret for 20 years. Order your copy today through ILL – just call us at Borrower Services and we’ll be happy to help you. (232-6125)