Episode thirteen: Win some, lose some

Episode Thirteen: Win some, lose some

In this episode, we talk about what we’re reading, book-alikes and this year’s Summer Reading Program at Seymour Library.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Caitlyn

Books mentioned

Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
*Caitlyn’s read

A 23-year-old student who goes by “A.” travels from Europe to Virginia to claim an estate he’s inherited. Along with his companion, a mute Irish punk girl named Niamh, he finds an opulent mansion but wonders about the suicide of his distant relative. The pair gradually learns about old family secrets and finds a mysterious basement vault. A. relates his tale through letters, journal entries, emails, ciphers, hand-written notes, and transcriptions of video and audio recordings. This engaging and offbeat narration raises chill bumps as A. and Niamh trace clues right up to the twisty ending. — Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson.


The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III by Stephen King
*Leigh’s read

Roland and his companions, Eddie Dean and Susannah, cross the desert of damnation, drawing ever closer to the Dark Tower, a legion of fiendish foes and revelations that could alter the world.



Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
*Jackie’s read

It’s been fascinating to watch the Tearling saga evolve into a riveting blend of fantasy and dystopian fiction with characters developing in unexpected but satisfying ways into people I really care about. With the introduction of new characters in the town, a third timeline is woven into the story, leading to a plot twist that I did not see coming at all. This book has given me lots to think about–community, leadership, the use and abuse of power–and makes me want to reread all three books. — Beth Mills for LibraryReads.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
*Mary’s read

People from diverse social strata respond to Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.

*Mary was sad to find that the new War and Peace series is not available on Netflix, but she will be borrowing it from the library!