Readers' Corner - May 2023

Need reading inspiration? Look no further! Our librarians have created monthly book lists on a variety of subjects and genres, including staff recommendations, book club picks, and just-for-fun reads. You can place holds on items directly from the lists in our catalog below. 

Adult Book Lists

Genre Spotlight: Classics

Find old favorites, novels you've been meaning to read for years and have never gotten around to, or a hidden gem that you've never heard of before! A "classic" is a work that stands the test of time and has a universal appeal. It is usually considered to be representative of the period in which it was written, and the work merits lasting recognition.


Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which has been observed annually in the U.S. since 1949 to raise awareness about mental health, fight stigmas, and educate the public.


Outdoor Fun

We've got plenty of suggestions for books that will inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful New England spring! From camping to fishing, BBQing to birdwatching, there's a little something for everyone. Let the outdoor adventures begin!


May Book Clubs at the Lawrence Library

Monthly Book Club

The monthly book club is meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm upstairs in the history room. All are welcome!

Historical Fiction Book Club

The historical fiction book club will be meeting on Thursday, May 25th at 5pm in the Lyceum.

Cookbook Club

The cookbook club will be meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at 6pm in the Meeting Room. Please register!

Seniors' Book Club

Our newest book club starts on Monday, May 8th at 1pm and will be meeting in the Lyceum.

Staff Picks

Greenwich Park

by Kathrine Faulkner

Bipolar Bear and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Health Insurance

by Kathleen Founds

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

by Gabrielle Zevin

The Direction of The Wind

by Mansi Shah

Twice in a Lifetime

by Melissa Baron

The Marriage Portrait

by Maggie O'Farrell

Check out what's in demand!

Curious to see what everyone else is reading? Here are the current most requested titles in CW/MARS right now:

View the list here.

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