‘The Library Book’ by Susan Orlean is a fascinating dive into a fascinating crime. I gave it a 4/5 on my goodreads! I listened to this book on audio and thought that the performance was very good!
First I will say that this book is probably not for everyone, for instance if you are looking for a book that is solely about the Los Angeles Central Library Fire (photo below) (learn more about that here) then this book is not really for you… At times it seems like Susan Orlean’s is going down a trail that she doesn’t have the maps to, however she always finds her way out of the trail.
I really really enjoyed this book, at it’s core it’s about a fire that burned for 7 hours, but actually it’s about the building, the library it houses, and the people who spend their time there.
I think that this would be an excellent book for someone who loves libraries and books! This is for sure an adult non-fiction book, with some language (nothing excessive).