Today: Patty Coyle, a patron of the Sorensen Library, 4808 Cass St. Coyle, 61, has lived in Omaha since she was 8 years old. Her family moved here from Chicago when her dad was transferred to the city for his job. “I came under the assumption that I would be allowed to have a pony. That never happened. Luckily we didn't live too far from Aksarben, so I was able to go look at the horses during racing season.” Coyle has worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 38 years. She belongs to two book clubs and that helps her to read books outside of her comfort zone. Coyle uses the library for the majority of her reading material. She enjoys the library's online reservation system and the convenience of being able to stop by and pick up her books when they are ready. She also checks out DVDs and music CDs.
Here are her five recommended books:
1. “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
“I have read this twice. It has the best location for a story to begin: The Cemetery of Lost Books. A fascinating story and wonderful characters.”
2. “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks.
“An historical fiction novel that recounts the year in an English village that is dealing with the Plague. Thought provoking and a great ending.”
3. “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane.
“Let's see, we have two characters on a boat, heading to an island for the criminally insane with a hurricane approaching. Has to be exciting, right?”
4. “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan.
“One of my book clubs selected this to read and it literally changed my way of buying, cooking and eating food. My family is tired of me talking about this book but we are all healthier.”
5. “Still Life” by Louise Penny.
“This author has written more books in this series that takes place in Canada. To just call them mysteries is not enough. You will love the settings, the plots and most of all the writing.”