Readers' Corner - May 2024

Need reading inspiration? Look no further! Our librarians have created monthly book lists on a variety of subjects and genres, including staff recommendations, book club picks, and just-for-fun reads. You can place holds on items directly from the lists in our catalog below. 

Adult Book Lists

Jewish American Heritage Month

Celebrated annually in May, Jewish American Heritage Month provides an opportunity for people to learn about and appreciate Jewish heritage and reflect on the specific history and experiences of the American Jewish community. Browse this reading list for books written by Jewish American authors.


Reimagined: Fairy Tale Adaptations

Retellings of classic fairy tales are super popular in the publishing world right now! Explore this list for some great options.


Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. You'll find books on topics such as depression, anxiety, burnout, self-care, mindfulness & meditation, substance abuse, and ADHD on this reading list.


May Book Clubs at the Lawrence Library

Historical Fiction Book Club

Join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 5pm in the Meeting Room for the Historical Fiction Book Club.

Seniors' Book Club

The Seniors' Book Club is happening Monday, May 13th at 11am and will be meeting in the Lyceum.

Cookbook Club

The cookbook club will be meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 6pm in the Meeting Room. Please register for this event and let us know what you'll be bringing!

Monthly Book Club

The monthly book club is meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm upstairs in the history room. All are welcome!

Staff Picks

Bird Box

by Josh Malerman

Exit Interview

by Kristi Coulter

Nora Goes Off Script

by Annabel Monaghan

Total Garbage

by Edward Humes

The Book of Doors

by Gareth Brown

This Is How It Always Is

by Laurie Frankel

Check out what's in demand!

Curious to see what everyone else is reading? Here are the current most requested titles in CW/MARS right now:

View the list here..

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