Jessi Wakefield

In the third episode of The First Fifty Pages, Jenn & Kelsey, along with special guest Jessi Wakefield, discuss the different types of readers, how they developed their relationship to reading, and a few of their personal favorite books.

This is Jessi Wakefield and you’re listening to Check It Out.

Every now and again there is a book that comes along that leaves you in a state of simple, quiet joy. The book that I would like to recommend to you did that to me. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.

This is Jessi Wakefield and you are listening to Check It Out. Today I would like to recommend Sarah Shoemaker’s 2017 reimagining of Jane Eyre entitled Mr. Rochester.

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books ever written. And in my mind, there is no greater character in fiction than that of Jane herself. So how could I resist picking up a book written from the viewpoint of Mr. Rochester? I thought it would make for a very interesting backstory to, although far from perfect, one of the most swoon worthy literary characters in all of his Byronic hero glory.

This is Jessi Wakefield with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out. Today I would like to suggest the title The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.

This is Jessi Wakefield from the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out.

This is Jessi Wakefield with the Sioux City Public Library, and you are listening to Check It Out.

Today I would like to take a dive into high fantasy with a twist as I recommend Brandon Sanderson’s novel Final Empire, the first installment of the iconic Mistborn series.

This is Jessi Wakefield with the Sioux City Library and you’re listening to Check It Out.

Today I would like to recommend the nonfiction book, “Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time” by Dava Sobel.

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