Staff Picks

See also: our Staff Pick of the Week. Or browse our staff picks for kids and teens.


  1. Reads: literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, memoirs, suspense/thrillers, young adult, and the occasional sci-fi / fantasy


  1. Reads: literary fiction, biographies & nonfiction, mysteries with richly developed characters, chick lit, an occasional young adult novel
  1. Station Eleven
  2. The Pull of the Stars
  3. Disappearing Earth
  4. The Thursday Murder Club
  5. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague
  6. Sea Wife
  7. Doomsday Book
  8. The Vanishing Half
  9. Our Malady
  10. Washington Black
  11. News of the World
  12. The Beauty in Breaking
  13. How to be an antiracist
  14. Brother Robert by Annye C. Anderson - An intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson’s stepsister
  15. Hidden Valley Road
  16. These Fevered Days
  17. braiding sweetgrass
  18. Once More We Saw Stars
  19. Limits of the World
  20. A Place for Us
  21. Circe
  22. The World According to Fannie Davis
  23. How Hard Can It Be
  24. Educated
  25. Vanessa and Her Sister 158x235.jpg
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  27. __Alice in Bed 157x235.jpg
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  29. oneplusone 155x235.jpg
  30. newjimcrow 160x235.jpg
  31. inventionofwings 155x235.jpg
  32. alliknowandlove 155x235.jpg
  33. _sixthextinction 155x234.jpg
  34. faultinourstars 157x235.jpg
  35. dearcommitteemembers 162x235.jpg
  36. allthelightwecannotsee 156x235.jpg


  1. Reads: literary fiction, scifi & fantasy, narrative nonfiction, short stories, essays

Amy - Librarian Emeritus

  1. “I like literary fiction. I like writing that is poetic. I like writers who I sense struggle to find the perfect word. I like writers who make me see the world differently; whether they have a talent for imaginative description, or have their characters express insights that feel absolutely spot on, but brand new to me. I like fiction that makes me question existing ideas. I also love writers who have a brilliant knack for making things funny. Besides fiction, the humorous-yet-poignant essay is one of my favorite things to read."