Recommended by Susanna Bertelsen:

  • Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a youthful brain through modern science and ageless wisdom by Henry Emmons and David Alter

Recommended by Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde:

  • Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor

Recommended by JoAnn Campbell-Rice:

  • A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle

Recommended by Joanne Dehmer:

  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Recommended by Mary Noble Garcia:

  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Recommended by Liz Kerwin:

  • Elizabeth Warren an autobiography

Recommended by Kristen Kidder:

  • Unspeakable Joy: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church (2nd edition) by Barbara Holmes

Recommended by Carolyn Kolovitz:

  • The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

Recommended by Barbara Leonard:

  • Supernormal by Meg Jay
  • Protect and Defend by North Patterson

Recommended by Kay Vander Vort:

  • The Road Back to You by Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Crohn


“I Like a Book” by M. Lucille Ford

I like a book.  It tells me things

Of ancient peoples and their kings

And what they used to do;

Of giants in some far-off land

And things I hardly understand,

Both make-believe and true.


I like books.  It’s fun to see

How interesting they can be –

As people are.  And so

I try to treat them like a friend

And many pleasant hours spend

In learning what they know.