Your Neighbors Recommend...March 2022

Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog.

If you would like to suggest something you've loved to your neighbors, fill out our Your Neighbors Recommend form!

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean

"I love libraries and this book was so interesting. I grew up in CA and remember this fire. It was headline news. I enjoyed reading how the library was started and how it has transformed but always the center of communities and schools. I wish people knew how much really goes in to being a library and how much we need them in our schools and communities."

Big Summer

by Jennifer Weiner

"I like reading Jennifer Weiner books on the beach in the summer because so many of her books have a beach setting. This book is set on Cape Cod. I was surprised that this book was a mystery rather than a lite beach story. I still enjoyed it as it had Jennifer’s signature humor."

Good Company

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

"I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. It's a story about family and friends (and friends who are family) and relationships, and expectations and betrayal and forgiveness and growth. The main characters are all actors in varying forms (and met because of it). If you have an interest in theater, that will draw you in to the story, but there's much more to the book than that. The characters felt real and their emotions, genuine. Definitely worth reading."

Most Wanted

by Lisa Scottoline

"A couple unable to conceive go to a sperm donor. The wife gets pregnant and all is well until she sees the news. A suspected serial killer looks like the photo she has of their sperm donor. She decides to investigate…"

The Kiss Quotient

by Helen Hoang

"Sometimes I like a quick, easy read so I'll lean towards an easy romance. This was highly rated so I figured I'd give it a try. It was not your typical romance! A story of an autistic woman who falls for a male escort... an atypical love story. The intimacy scenes are steamy and can be graphic but not too over the top!"

All Systems Red

by Martha Wells

"Murderbot is way too relatable! This was a quick and easy read. Very enjoyable. I'm going to have to look up the rest of the series."

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

by V.E. Schwab

"I'm honestly not too sure how I feel about this book. The beginning hooked me in immediately, and then the next few hundred pages were rather slow-paced. The last 30% of the book was a page-turner, though. Although this is an interesting read, I'm not too sure that I'd be able to pick it back up for a second go. I felt as though the middle could've been condensed, and the most interesting parts were completely rushed towards the end. [mild spoilers] ALSO Addie lives life with a very Eurocentric point a view and seemingly refuses to expand her mind to non-white cultures. How does one live to be over 300 years old and yet only live in the UK, Europe, and America. How does one fight so hard to be remembered by someone (anyone!), but only limit themselves to a certain population? C'mon girl."

The Wreckage of My Presence

by Casey Wilson

"I loved this book! Casey Wilson will make you laugh and cry as she delves into her life with this collection of essays. Having lost her mother when she was in her early 20s she reflects on how this loss has impacted her life as an adult and now mother."

The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

"I really enjoyed this book and the concept of it. It is very well written. I enjoyed the different Noras."

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