Life in a small town is supposedly quite and quaint, but sometimes it can be just as intricate and exciting as living in a big city. These stories show that, when things get chaotic, community and faith can get you through anything. Curated by Jessica Schiefelbein.
From Book to Screen: Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series
On Christmas day, the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn aired on Netflix as an original adaptation. Starring the members of the Bridgerton family, these English Regency romances feature a mix of humor, wit, and passion. Read the ebooks on OverDrive or listen to the audiobooks on hoopla! Find more books centered on the Regency era here.
YA Winter Romance
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but a book is so delightful! These YA romances set during the winter season are certain to warm your heart. Recommended by Isabel Naquin.
For the Love of Books
These stories take you into unusual libraries and bookstores. The list includes a mysterious time-defying library, a mobile bookshop, a library-turned-escape room, a historical Pack Horse Library, and more.
“What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton”
Addicted to Hamilton: The Musical? Explore a little further with these books and films.
Fantastic science fiction to help you escape to thrilling new realms.
Favorite books (and a movie) from the librarians and staff at Ascension Parish Library. Visit our library catalog or our online platforms to find these titles. For even more recommendations, visit us at any of our branches. We are always happy to talk books with you!
Staff Spotlight: Kristine’s Reading List
Kristine Price is a library staff member at the Donaldsonville Branch and a list curator for Shelf Analysis. Some of Kristine's favorite books are cozy mysteries and WWII fiction and nonfiction; however, she enjoys a wide variety of genres. These are some of her favorite books that she's read over the years.
For those of you who may not have encountered this genre before, magical realism is a literary genre or style that incorporates fantastical or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction. Explore the human condition in these novels that blur the line between reality and fantasy.
Books to read if you want a good cry.