During quarantine, many of us filled our spare time by finally picking up those books we've been meaning to read. From professional growth publications to novels we wanted to get lost in, here are some of our recent reads!
Ready Player One Series
Book: Ready Player One and Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
Genres: LitRPG, Science Fiction, Pop Culture Fiction, Dystopian
Read by: Josh Rubino, Project Manager
Comments: An excellent read for video game nerds and fans of 80s pop culture! This book gives the reader a glimpse into what the future could be and what technology could potentially do or undo for mankind.
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
Book: Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
Genres: Computer Architecture, Computer Science
Read by: Ian TeGrootenhuis, Web Developer
Comments: A cool look into how humans have been developing "code" to make communication easy for hundreds of years.
Brave New World
Book: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Genres: Novel, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction
Read by: Chris Hamm, Web Developer
Comments: It's really interesting to think about in the context of it being published in 1934 and how it is reacting to some of the philosophies of the day. It's also really impressive that Huxley manages to write about a "sci-fi" future almost 100 years ago without pulling you out of the story to notice things that are supposed to be futuristic that seem old-fashioned to us.
Before She Disappeared
Book: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Police procedural
Read by: Amanda Hodges, Bookkeeper
Comments: My mom recommended this suspense/mystery author to me, and now I am hooked. I have already read Gardner's 14 books, Detective DD Warren series and 7 book, FBI Profiler series. This book is a stand-alone book by Gardner. I really enjoy reading, especially at night as I unwind. Bonus is downloading books from my library on the Libby app, so they are with me anywhere I go, and I can read a little whenever I have a few minutes to kill.
Book: Spark by John J. Ratey, MD
Genres: Health & Wellness, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition
Read by: Tyler Stirtz, Web Developer
Comments: Exercise has countless benefits that effect the physiology of the brain and body on a short term and long term basis. These benefits can remedy many maladies that a vast majority of the population live with.
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