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.
These historical fiction selections explore the lives of biblical figures, some well-known and some lesser-known. From Lazarus, to Jesus' family, to Noah's wife, these stories offer a deeper perspective on familiar lives.
On May 19, 2020, the Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods will air as a Netflix original adaptation. In this series, lifelong friends lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family, and careers in the small Southern town of Serenity. Read the books or listen to the audiobooks with the series collection on hoopla!
Because the pandemic is hard enough.
Do you love fantasy novels, but haven't read some of the classics? Here are our recommendations for some of the oldies, but goodies.