LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Adults
Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from the personal to political, introduce readers to LGBTQ+ authors, and celebrate the joyful diversity of identities, families, and relationships.
Posted by Alex C. on June 2, 2023
The Only Survivors
Megan Miranda's writing is tense and atmospheric, creating a sense of unease that permeates the entire book. The pacing is excellent, with just enough suspense to keep the reader guessing Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on May 1, 2023
Women’s Rights: A Reading List for Adults
In honor of Women's History Month, we've selected titles focusing on the lives of women and girls throughout the past and into the present day. We hope these selections serve Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on March 15, 2023
Dark Knights of Steel: Vol 1.
Dark Knights of Steel is a fun spin off that will engage those familiar and unfamiliar with DC characters.
Posted by Alex C. on March 1, 2023
Bobby Western, son of a nuclear physicist who worked with Robert Oppenheimer on the atomic bomb, is a salvage diver based in New Orleans tasked with investigating a private plane Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on November 7, 2022
Right to Read: A Reading List for Adults
We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of centering around education and persons right to read.
Posted by Alex C. on September 2, 2022
Own Voices: A Reading List for Adults
The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character and creator may share a common disability, sexuality, gender identity, race, immigration status, or other identity. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of representation, as well as provide a starting point for readers Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on July 1, 2022
Black Voices & Experiences: A Reading List for Adults
We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of centering around Black voices, characters, and communities. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. “A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on February 4, 2022
While We Were Dating
An easy read where the stakes are low, While We Were Dating is recommended for veteran romance readers and those discovering the genre for the first time.
Posted by Alex C. on January 15, 2022
Access to Healthcare: A Reading List for Adults
We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around the biases and inequalities that affect access to healthcare and preventative care. These books highlight people and communities affected by these inequalities and the social justice activists and movements working towards change.
Posted by Alex C. on December 3, 2021
Superb Science Fiction
Dune by Frank Herbert “Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, Dune will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. Paul’s noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought down in Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on November 4, 2021
A deeply personal story, Row details the story of Fayaz who mirrors author Shazad Carbaidwala's own experiences.
Posted by Alex C. on October 24, 2021
Worker Rights: A Reading List for Adults
This October, we celebrate and highlight stories of fundamental principles and rights at work.
Posted by Alex C. on October 1, 2021
A Slow Fire Burning
When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the Read more...
Essential Graphic Novels
Enjoy this selection of some of the best graphic novels available with your Westmont Library card!
Posted by Alex C. on September 16, 2021