Reading List

Feeding the Dragon

Read Along with Sharon Washington!

Sharon WashingtonGrowing up in the custodial apartment of a library afforded Sharon Washington an endless supply of reading material which sparked her imagination and instilled a lifelong passion for promoting literacy and libraries. Here are just a few of her favorites:

Some of Sharon’s favorite books from childhood:

  • The Cat in the Hat, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Put Me in the Zoo (and all other titles from Dr. Seuss)
  • Curious George by Margret Rey
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Lang Fairy Tale Books series (Red & Blue)
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Some of Sharon’s favorite teen and adult titles:

  • Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney
  • The Shining and Night Shift (Short Story Collection) by Stephen King
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The King Must Die by Mary Renault

HPL @ Hartford Stage

Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage invite you to dig deeper into the world of the plays onstage. Check out a book today! Select books are available at the HPL @ Hartford Stage library kiosk located in the lower lobby of the theatre and at each Hartford library branch.