Staff Picks

Ever been curious what books are on a librarian's bookshelf? We asked our staff members for their choice picks! 


From Sarah's Bookshelf:

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Henry, Himself by Stewart O'Nan

Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

From Laura's Bookshelf:

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay 

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink


From Alison's Bookshelf:

At Home by Bill Bryson

Frankly In Love by David Yoon

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre

The Selection by Kiera Cass


From Becky's Bookshelf:

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Old Bones by Preston & Child

Devolution by Max Brooks

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen


From Elizabeth's Bookshelf:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes


From Bea's Bookshelf:

Craigslist Confessional by Helena Dea Bala

Shiner by Amy Jo Burns

The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton

The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

The Color of Water by James McBride


From Miss Sparkles' Bookshelf:

Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Pete the Cat and the Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Hannah Sparkles: a Friend through Rain or Shine by Robin Mellom

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan

From Matt's Bookshelf:

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Imperial Twilight: the Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age by Stephen R. Platt

African Samurai: the True Story of a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Geoffrey Girard & Thomas Lockley

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information by Alberto Cairo

Trouble is My Business by Raymond Chandler


From Lora's Bookshelf:

Cozy Cat Mysteries!
A Case of Cat and Mouse by Sofie Kelly (A Magical Cats Mystery Series)

Cat Me If You Can by Miranda James (Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series)

Gone with the Whisker by Laurie Cass (Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series)

Claw Enforcement by Sofie Ryan (Second Chance Cat Mystery Series)

An Incantation of Cats by Clea Simon (A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery Series)

From Christine's Bookshelf:

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hahn

Seven Taoist Masters by Eva Wong

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


From Kate's Bookshelf:

Without Warning Trilogy by John Birmingham (Without Warning; After America; Angels of Vengeance)

Cassie Dewell Series by C.J. Box (The Highway; Badlands; Paradise Valley; The Bitterroots)

Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box (Vicious Circle and 19 others; new title due March 2021)

Cork O'Connor Series by William Kent Krueger (Windigo Island and 16 others)

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