Megan Hicks

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Reading Interests: 
Pretty much anything!
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"Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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In the blink of an eye, 2018 has passed and we are now settling into 2019. This January, instead of a monthly roundup, we are going to share what San Jose Public Library bloggers picked as their favorite stories that they read in all of 2018, which could be new or older books. These include mysteries, biographies, graphic novels, and more. So lets get down to it: here are the best of the 2018 best! Be sure to let us know your favorite reads of 2018 in the comments below. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand , Brodi Ashton ,...Read more...
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Jack the Ripper, motorcycle racers, gangsters, oh my! San Jose Public Library bloggers have been enjoyed a wide variety of books in November. Find out what staff has been reading below and add a few to your December TBR list! The Five by Hallie Rubenhold I read The Five by Hallie Rubenhold in November. It is a fascinatingly thorough look at the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper: Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine (Kate) Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly. Rubenhold's thesis is that, while their killer has become one of the most well-known criminals in...Read more...
Autumn leaves lying on a black surface with text saying, "The Best Books We Read in October"
Welcome back to Staff Picks! After an extended break, we're back with great book and audiobook recommendations from San José Public Library bloggers. Staff has read some fascinating titles last month: fantasies, biographies, graphic novels, and everything in between that they want you to read. I know I have added these to my TBR list, and you'll want to as well!.Read more...
Cover of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Stephen Hawking Brilliant astrophysicist Stephen Hawking passed away on Pi Day, March 14, 2018 in Cambridge, United Kingdom at the age 76. Stephen Hawking was a groundbreaking cosmologist who published incredible research for over 50 years, developing theories, critiques, and arguments about concepts such as black holes, the Big Bang, and quantum mechanics. Stephen Hawking not only published a massive body of work, he also permeated our mainstream with cameos in famous sci-fi and comedy shows, movies, and music. What Stephen Hawking Meant to Others As a student taking astronomy courses on the side in my...Read more...
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Prepare for Star Wars: The Last Jedi by learning more about the back stories of some of the characters of the saga's universe.Read more...