August 15, 2018

19 books librarians say will change your life

19 books librarians say will change your life

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?

In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they’re most thankful for. The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.

The list includes something for everyone, ranging from classics like Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to Cynthia Rylant’s book of poems, “God Got a Dog.”

“Watership Down” by Richard Adams

Despite the fact that Adams’ novel is about a group of talking rabbits, the parallels between rabbit and human society are clear. The rabbits are in search of a new place to live in the English countryside after a land developer threatens their home.

“Simply thinking about these brave little rabbits seeking their true homes is heartening,” said Jenny Baum of the Jefferson market Library. Read more

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