Megan Hicks

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Reading Interests: 
Pretty much anything!
What I'm Reading Now: 
"Daisy Jones and the Six"

Blogs by this Author

hot summer sun blazes down on an orange beach umbrella
This summer felt like it flew by in a warm (some may argue too warm) breeze, but San José Public Library staff bloggers still managed to enjoy their reading in the whirlwind of activity! Get prepped for the rest of the year with these great recommendations from the library. Dinosaur Dance by Sandra Boynton Since I became a parent over the summer, I have a renewed appreciation for picture books, especially board books (classified as J HARDPAGE in our catalog). They are durable and usually the right size for tiny hands. My little guy can finally grasp well, so he...Read more...
Photograph of Toni Morrison speaking from a podium to an audience.
A Legend has Passed The world mourns the passing of Toni Morrison last night. Morrison is best known as the author of 11 novels, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, and the first African-American woman to win the Novel Prize for Literature (among many other awards, medals, and distinguished honors). Morrison, an incredible inspiration for authors throughout her lifetime, was instrumental in opening literature to diverse points of view and gave authors the bravery to write stories about the lives of people largely ignored by major publishers at the time. Morrison revolutionized approaches to writing about race...Read more...
Picture of a hand holding a dripping vanilla ice cream cone with an unfocused view of a sea in the background
July is ending, and we're celebrating the final few days of National Ice Cream Month! San José Public Library has some fun eBooks to enjoy about ice cream to celebrate the sweetest of months. Enjoy these delectable eBooks for the whole family today! Tasty Ice Cream Treats Fun Reads for Cool Kids Still Have a Sweet Tooth? Let us know your favorite ice cream flavors in the comments! Right now I'm dreaming of Strawberry and Sea-Salt Caramel.Read more...
Covers of 4 different comic books, face out, on two rows of shelves in a store.
Welcome to Staff Picks! This month, in celebration of the Graphic Novel Making Contest and Graphic Novels in Libraries Month , San José Public Library bloggers have chosen their favorite graphic novels of all time. These include include biographies, adventures, sci-fi, realistic fiction, and more. Enjoy some classics, find some new favorites, and enjoy the stories and art with these selections! Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, is a beautifully written memoir by Marjane Strapi in graphic novel form. Marjane discusses her childhood in Tehran before the Islamic revolution and what...Read more...
The family of Alana, Marco, and Hazel relaxing and having fun on the cover of Saga Volume 9
We love graphic novels at the San José Public Library! July is Booklist's Graphic Novels in Libraries month, and San José Public Library has large eComic collections available for you to enjoy! We love graphic novels at the library. They meld two great storytelling techniques, the written word and art, to complement each other and share creative stories, imaginative ideas, and memorable characters. After immersing yourself in our online graphic novels and comics, why not check out the Graphic Novel Making Contest ? There is still time left to enter, and our previous eSpotlight can be used for inspiration! Adult...Read more...
Closeup of Pride Flag in in Rainbow Spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet)
June is finally here! This year, June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots , a monumental part of LGBTQ+ history. Observe Pride Month (aka LGBTQ+ History Month) with these stories featuring LGBTQ+ protagonists recommended by your San José Public Library bloggers. A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee I LOVE a good time period piece, and this one was extremely funny! Monty, the main character, is meant to be a well-bred Aristocrat, but he finds his life of upper class parties with socialites BORING! There's nothing Monty enjoys more than misbehaving, drinking a little...Read more...
Avengers Logo against a Black Background
Welcome back to Staff Picks! In the past 30 days, we've seen who will sit on the Throne, witnessed the Endgame, celebrated May the Fourth, and much more. In celebration of this past eventful month, we're going to celebrate by showcasing San José Public Library staff's favorite sci-fi and fantasy titles. Visit your library today (or access our eBooks from home with your library card ) and check out these amazing books! The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers The best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book I read recently is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by...Read more...
Lady walking on stone bridge in rain downpour while holding an umbrella
Welcome back to another round of Staff Picks! This rainy March, San José Public Library bloggers have been reading fun books this spring, including graphic novels, the newest YA Fiction, and some great nonfiction. Lets start! On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden This last month I read a comic series called “On a Sunbeam” by Tillie Walden. It follows a group a diverse group of women in their fish-like spaceship. They work as a restoration crew working in old museums, office building, and various other destroyed or ancient buildings. Mia the protagonist is the latest to join the crew and...Read more...
Almond bossoms on a tree against a cloudy sky
Welcome to Staff Picks: February Edition! February may have been a short month, but San José Public Library bloggers still got plenty of good reading in. Check out or reserve these titles at your local library branch today! The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn , a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Why I Like it: This book is THE funniest book that I've ever read. Tiffany's writing was so clever and it was a fast read. There...Read more...
Spilled popcorn from a popcorn box on a white table next to generic red movie tickets
Welcome to another month of Staff Picks! With the 2019 Academy Awards® happening at the end of the month, San José Public Library bloggers have nominated their favorite books turned into movies for you to discover. Grab some popcorn and check out this shortlist of books (and their DVD/Blu-Ray adaptations) at your local library branch ! The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje My favorite book turned into a movie is The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje . I loved the movie and went looking for the book. I always have an expectation that movie adaptations won’t do justice to the...Read more...