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September Reading Recommendations

Our Adult Services librarians are recommending these titles. Watch a short compilation of book talks on these titles.

Nothing much happens : cozy and calming stories to soothe your mind and help you sleep / Kathryn Nicolai
Based on the popular podcast, soothing stories to carry you off to deep, restful sleep Busy minds need a place to rest. Already beloved by millions of podcast listeners, the stories in Nothing Much Happens explore and expose small sweet moments of joy and relaxation. You’ll also find sixteen new stories never before featured on the podcast, along with whimsical illustrations that expose sweet little moments of peace and joy. Using her decades of experience as a meditation and yoga teacher, Kathryn Nicolai creates a world for you to slip into, one rich in sensory experience that quietly teaches mindfulness and self-compassion, soothes frayed nerves, and builds solid habits for nurturing sleep.

The chosen and the beautiful / Nghi Vo
Treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, Jordan Baker, queer and Asian, has the world of illusion, magic and mystery at her fingertips but the most important doors remain closed to her until she can figure out a way to open them. (Also available in downloadable audio from Libby/OverDrive.)

The namesake / Jhumpa Lahiri
A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life. (Also available in audiobook CD and downloadable audio and ebook from Libby/OverDrive.

The searcher / Tana French
Looking to start a new life in a small Irish village, former Chicago police officer Cal Hooper comes out of retirement to help find a missing kid and uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat. (Also available in large print, audiobook CD, and digitally in ebook and downloadable audio from Libby/Overdrive.)

BH: 9/1/2021