Every year for our graduating student assistants, the Library asks the students to share their favorite books or movies with us. If we don't already own a copy, we purchase it for the Library. Every book and movie chosen will have a bookplate placed in it in honor of the graduating student assistant.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I selected The Song of Achilles because it is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. This book reminded me why I love storytelling, and of the emotional power books can convey. In addition to spinning a new narrative on a classic myth, this book does wonders somehow putting to words what falling in love feels like and the aches that come with it.
Making Maggie by Maggie Messina
I chose this book because it shows that you can come from a terrible background with no support and still conquer your dreams. I personally know the author and her story is so inspiring and worth the read. It will encourage readers to continue to push through the tough times in life because things only get better from there and she is living proof of it.