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December 19, 2017

Staff Best Reads of 2017

Staff Best Reads of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we’ve decided to share a list of our staff’s favorite books they’ve read this year. Happy Holidays and happy reading!


Youth Services Staff Favorites:

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Solo by Kwame Alexander

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Guantlet by Karuna Riazi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown


Adult Services Staff Favorites:

Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution by Zak George

NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle

Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees by Beth Moon

Star Wars Super Graphic: a Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Tim Leong

The Man from the Train by Bill James

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkowski

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Reckless Daughter by David Yaffe

Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman

News of the World by Paulette Jiles


Circulation Staff Favorites:

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

Peregrine’s Rest by Jennifer Gostin

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck 

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Killing England by Bill O’Reilly 

Batgirl: A Celebration of 50 Years by DC Comics

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Time and Again by Jack Finney


Administration Staff Favorites:

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

Final Girls by Riley Sager

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak


Indiana Room Staff Favorites:

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Flavia de Luce series by C. Alan Bradley


Systems Staff Favorites:

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

14 by Peter Clines

Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Collections Staff Favorites:

Backyard Parables by Margaret Roach