Archives of Read

New year = new titles to explore

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library A new month means new things to read, new bookish goals, and new titles to explore. If you need any suggestions, swing by the library and see what we have on display. Here are some newer debut titles to get you started: Sistersong by Lucy […]

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library Ghosts of Christmas Past: Join us on a Dickensian adventure this holiday season as we read A Christmas Carol and other titles involving Dickens, ghosts, and haunting memories. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol is of course a Christmas Classic! And for […]

This Book Changed Me: Reflecting on the power of words

I have loved books ever since I memorized Dr. Seuss’ “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” at age two and fell in love with “Itchy Itchy Chicken Pox” and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” at age five. I loved the rhythm of the words placed next to each other, how they sounded and felt coming out […]

November reading list

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library November is truly the beginning of the holiday season. But it isn’t only a time to bring families together, it is also a time to recognize, remember and celebrate the indigenous and native voices in history and in our communities. Louise Erdrich: The Roundhouse (2012), […]

October Reading List

By Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library Monsters, mysteries and the mad science behind them! Halloween is my favorite time of the year, but instead of giving you a list of mind-chilling horror, here are some of my favorite chilling nonfiction titles about monsters and the atrocities that exist within our own world. […]

September reading list

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library September is “Bear Necessities Month”, a time of the year set aside to teach people about bears and how to protect them. In honor of this, here are a few books about or featuring bears: Down from the Mountain by Bryce Andrews (Non-Fiction): this nonfiction […]

An Ocean of Possibilities

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library The theme for the library’s Summer Reading Program this year is “Ocean of Possibilities.” Get ready to read with these ocean-inspired tales available at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: This story follows two young Korean women living […]

Thrilling mysteries

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library Relax and enjoy a fun and thrilling cozy mystery. Here are a few of my favorites as recommendations. Séances are for Suckers: An Eleanor Wilde Mystery by Tamara Berry: This is one of my absolute favorite cozy mystery series. They follow self-proclaimed psychic, Eleanor Wilde, […]

Cheers to 100 years

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library June 2022 marks 100 years since the grand opening of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. To go with our kick-off celebration on June 15th, here are some books to help celebrate the milestone anniversary. Here’s to 100 more! Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw: This biography […]

Traveling Through Words: Reading a book from every country in the world

By Jasmine Jones I’m constantly writing up lists of goals and dreams. New semester begins — goal list. Summer break arrives — goal list. Weekend approaches — goal list. There are lists of goals in every folder, binder, notebook and planner I own.  After I graduated high school, of course, I made a goal list. […]