Quentin recommends Ways of Curating by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
“I’m currently reading Ways of Curating by Hans-Ulrich Obrist. I’ve been interested in the curation aspect of art exhibitions and this seemed like a great book to start with. So far I’m enjoying how Obrist explains the process of curation by relating it to his experiences and his development. It keeps the book simple and easy to understand. I would suggest it for anyone interested in art exhibitions, especially visual arts.”
Quentin also recommends The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“The graphic series by McKelvie and Gillen has been moving up as one of my favorites. The story of having these ancient deities and gods as popstars in the modern day is an interesting concept. The story so far has been unpredictable, exciting, thrilling, and just plain dope.”
Irma recommends D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend by Carl Laurin. From the publisher: The legend of D. B. Cooper is one that fascinated and frustrated the world for four decades. He is the only skyjacker ever to pull off a $200,000 heist from 10,000 ft. in the air, without harming a soul. Three years ago, a man named Carl revealed to the world that his best friend Walt was D. B. Cooper. This is his story.
Irma says “This book is interesting to me because it is intriguing to find out new revelations leading to the ‘true’ identity of the person behind the legendary heist.”
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Library assistant Michael recommends The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, by Roger Penrose.
From the publisher: Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the Greeks to grapple with the complexities of our known world to the latest application of infinity in physics, The Road to Reality carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space. Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one of the most important works in modern science writing.
Michael has this to say about The Road to Reality: “From Pythagoras and Plato to strings, spinors and twistors, few things are as exciting and meaningful to me as the human quest through the millennia to understand the universe. It is vital that this enthusiasm be nurtured and shared.”
Traci recommends The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas “which is about a black, teenage girl who witnesses her childhood best friend be murdered by the police. This book had me on an emotional roller-coaster like nothing else I’ve ever read. I’d never identified so heavily with a fictional character before. This 16-year old girl who lives in a poor, black neighborhood but attends a fancy suburban high school and has to tiptoe around identity politics constantly with both groups has to figure out her teenage emotions while simultaneously sorting through the very real trauma of watching someone close to her be murdered for no reason.”
If you like epic fantasy, Pat recommends The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu. “It’s book 1 of the Dandelion Dynasty. Liu’s fascinating work is evocative of Chinese folklore, with complex, heroic characters battling for the future of their world. It has the politics, battles, and fascinating figures of Game of Thrones, and is just as enthralling. The second book is already available, with the third book planned. I thought it looked long when I first saw it, but it is very readable and zips right along.”