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Library Blog

Need reading recommendations? Check out the blog posts below!

Posts are shared every Wednesday. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed.


  Jazmin writes about nonfiction (self-help), graphic novels, YA fiction, and audiobooks.
  Zoe writes about YA fiction, manga, nonfiction, fantasy, and science fiction.
  Kim writes about nonfiction (true crime, disasters, investigative journalism, pop culture, history), thrillers, YA magical realism, science fiction, dystopias, and graphic novels/manga.

Plus! We have guest bloggers from our branches every month to share their latest reads!  


August 10, 2022

Lore Olympus is one of those stories I had heard about for years before I actually picked it up. And then, of course, I started it on a whim and stayed up until 3AM devouring the entire story. A must-read for anyone who was a mythology kid, Lore Olympus is a modern retelling of the famous Hades and Persephone myth.  

Read the full post by Zoe

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August 3, 2022

As a linguist whose father was raised in the Church of Synanon (a 1970's cult), author Amanda Montell has always had a special interest in "cultish" language. Through learned skepticism, she was able to side-step the Church of Scientology and from being recruited by former classmates from MLMs (Multi-level Marketing companies, i.e., Amway). Curious, she began to investigate why many in society, however, are so seamlessly lured in. 

Read the full post by Jazmin

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July 27, 2022

Have you ever been to a funeral for someone you hardly know? It’s personal yet communal and inevitably points toward life. Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong is that experience. And though the funeral is long since over – as Vuong writes this in the couple years since his mother’s death – there are elegies still to be said. 

Read the full post by Kimberly M.

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July 20, 2022

We’re well into the 2022 summer season, which also means that we’re keeping an eye on the tropics— we in Calcasieu Parish are still picking up the pieces from the devastation of the 2020 storms. There’s no doubt that more than a few books will discuss the impact and aftermath of Hurricanes Laura and Delta on our area. I hope one of these books will capture the experience of our community in the same way that author Nola Mae Ross captures the Cameron Parish community’s brush with 1957’s Hurricane Audrey.

Read the full post by Kimberly C.

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April 2022
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April 13, 2022
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April 6, 2022
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March 2022
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March 23, 2022
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March 16, 2022
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March 9, 2022
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March 2, 2022
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February 2022
February 23, 2022
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February 9, 2022
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January 2022
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January 12, 2022
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