Thursday, August 15, 2013

Staff Picks: Leah's Top Five

It probably comes as no surprise that library staff members, surrounded as they are by books on a regular basis, tend to be big fans of the written word.  

In this edition of Staff Picks, Librarian Leah Hamrick, part of the Technical Services team at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU, shares her fave five reads.

1)  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Elizabeth Bennett is the most beautifully crafted character in literature.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

      Anne Elliot’s transformation from mouse to monarch butterfly in this novel is breathtaking.

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
I re-read this book every year
 because Jo March is my best friend.

4)  The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
Mary Russell is a woman every bit Sherlock Holmes' intellectual equal, yet is both analytical and spiritual.

5)  The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
My daughter is co-named after both Amelia Earhart and Amelia Peabody.  All three spunky, brainy and strong in their own ways!

~Leah Hamrick

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