Maria Cunningham

Maria grew up in the Deerfield Valley with her 11 siblings. She moved to the South for some years where she met her husband and found her sweet dog Pepper. She particularly enjoys reading fiction, biographies, and could spend hours in our cookbook section.  As a new mom, she's having fun discovering new gems in the children's section.

Maria's Picks:

Waiting for Tom Hanks

by Kerry Winfrey

If you are into Nora Ephron Rom-Coms, you will love this!

You Know You Want This

by Kristen Roupenian

Original, dark, funny stories about the power dynamics between men & women. SO GOOD. Didn't want it to end and when it did I couldn't stop tal...

My Sister the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

A quick fun read! Who is worse? The sister who keeps killing her boyfriends or the sister who keeps cleaning up her mess?

Tattoist of Auschwitz

by Heather Morris

An incredible & brutal story of love & survival.


by Andrew Sean Greer

My favorite book of 2018! Perfection.


by Beth Macy

Macy gives the total picture of the opioid epidemic. She spends years with the families of addicts, the addicts themselves, law enforcement, health pr...

Diary of a Bookseller

by Shaun Bythell

This may only be funny to booksellers... He so bluntly shows the reader the day-to-day of running his bookstore - its triumphs and tragedies.

Uncommon Type

by Tom Hanks

These stories are really good. Heartfelt and entertaining, just like a great Tom Hanks film.


by John Hodgman

John Hodgman is so funny and his experiences vacationing in Western Massachusetts and Maine are hilarious in their truthfulness.

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

Ng is a terrific writer! She gives her characters the full, complex emotional lives they deserve.

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

Topical yet timeless--brutally beautiful land unsentimental. A short read about young lovers figuring out how to live in a rapidly changing, dangerous...

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

Amy is HYSTERICAL. Loved reading about her life!

The Girls

Emma Cline

Beautiful written, suspensful story of a young girl lured into a cult. FASCINATING!

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

I am so glad I read thi book. An insightful and upsetting look into what it is to grow up as an African American in this country.

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

Wow. I really felt for these characters. This novel is spot on when it comes to familial & societal expectations. I couldn't put it down.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

A fascinating look into the power and ease of collective shaming and the lives of the real victims. Ronson is a great storyteller and researcher while...

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

"Survival is Insufficient"

SO much more that a post apocalyptic novel. Beautiful writing and great characters.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

A really fun read about a young, culinary inclined, mid-western woman, told from all the people that come into her life.


David Arnold

I love this book! A crazy character filled journey with the HILARIOUS Mim...Read in one sitting!

Chasers of the Light

Tyler Knott Gregson

Part poetry, part photography book. I love the simple made epic concepts! Reminds me of Neruda...

Once Upon an Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers

 Smiled the whole time I was reading this book--Great illustrations & cute stories!

Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann

A glimpse into the lives of several New Yorkers while Phillipe Petit walks between the Twin Towers. McCann is one of my absolute favorites! 

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

A hauting science fiction story about the human experience--Loved it!

The Worst Princess

Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie

A twist on the classic damsel in distress rescue. Dragon bashing IS for girls!

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

A heartwrenching story about the power of words. The illustrated version is Amazing & TERRIFYING!

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