Recommendations from Our Staff…

Below, you will find book selections picked by our staff that we think you’ll enjoy.

Simply click on a cover image and you will be taken directly to the listing in our online catalog, where you can read a brief description of the book and also place a hold on the book, if you would like to.

Charlotte Recommends…


Hazel Recommends…

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
Severance by Ling Ma
Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Heaven by Emerson Whitney
Beverly by Nick Drnaso
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The First Bad Man by Miranda July
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
On Immunity by Eula Biss
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Heather Recommends…

The name of the wind : the kingkiller chronicle : day one / Patrick Rothfuss.
The sisterhood of the traveling pants / Ann Brashares.
The sun and her flowers / Rupi Kaur.
The Tea Dragon Society / written & illustrated by Katie O
Three dark crowns / Kendare Blake.
We hunt the flame / Hafsah Faizal.
Wicked saints / Emily A. Duncan.
Wilder girls / Rory Power.
Anna and the French kiss / Stephanie Perkins.
Crown of feathers / Nicki Pau Preto.
Furies of Calderon / Jim Butcher.
One-Punch Man. 01 / story by ONE ; art by Yusuke Murata ; [translation, John Werry ; touch-up art and lettering, James Gaubatz].
Pride and prejudice/ by Jane Austen
Sorcery of thorns / Margaret Rogerson.
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe / C.S. Lewis
The fault in our stars / John Green.

Jess Recommends…

The word is murder / Anthony Horowitz.
Couldn
Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery / Spencer Quinn.
The dovekeepers : a novel / Alice Hoffman.
Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history / S.C. Gwynne.
The forgotten girls / Owen Laukkanen.
The incarnations / Susan Barker.
The indifferent stars above : the harrowing saga of a Donner Party bride / Daniel James Brown.
It ended badly : thirteen of the worst breakups in history / Jennifer Wright.
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI / David Grann.
The last policeman / by Ben H. Winters.
Nefertiti : a novel / Michelle Moran.
News of the world : a novel / Paulette Jiles.
Savage summit : the true stories of the first five women who climbed K2, the world
The Sisters brothers / Patrick deWitt.
Under a flaming sky : the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894 / Daniel James Brown.

Lindsey Recommends…

Things that are : essays / Amy Leach ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson.
The translator / Leila Aboulela.
True grit : a novel.
Weathering / Lucy Wood.
Wolf Hall : a novel / Hilary Mantel.
Catherwood / Marly Youmans
A complicated kindness : a novel / Miriam Toews.
Fingersmith / Sarah Waters.
The Giant
The good lord bird / James McBride.
I capture the castle / by Dodie Smith.
The living / Annie Dillard.
A novel bookstore / Laurence Cossé ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
One hundred demons / by Lynda Barry.
The orphan master
The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy / Jeanne Birdsall.
Red at the bone / Jacqueline Woodson.
The round house / Louise Erdrich.
There there / Tommy Orange.
The house of broken angels : a novel / Luis Alberto Urrea.

Lisa H. Recommends…

The one-in-a-million boy / Monica Wood.
Pachinko / Min Jin Lee.
Rebecca / Daphne du Maurier.
She
The snow child : a novel / Eowyn Ivey.
This tender land / William Kent Krueger.
The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel / Rachel Joyce.
What Alice forgot / Liane Moriarty.
Where
Breakfast with Buddha : a novel / by Roland Merullo.
Cinnamon and gunpowder / Eli Brown.
Dark matter : a novel / Blake Crouch.
Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel / A.J. Pearce.
A discovery of witches / Deborah Harkness.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine / Gail Honeyman.
The gift of rain / Tan Twan Eng.
Hey, kiddo / by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
The house at Riverton : a novel / Kate Morton.
In the unlikely event / Judy Blume.
Into the beautiful North : a novel / Luis Alberto Urrea.
Let the great world spin : a novel / Colum McCann.
Nine perfect strangers / Liane Moriarty.
Norwegian by night / Derek B. Miller.

Lisa J. Recommends…

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk / Kathleen Rooney.
Queen bee : a novel / Dorothea Benton Frank.
An expert in murder : a new mystery featuring Josephine Tey / Nicola Upson.
The street of a thousand blossoms / Gail Tsukiyama.
The sisters from Hardscrabble Bay / Beverly Jensen.
Red ruby heart in a cold blue sea / Morgan Callan Rogers.
The yellow eyes of crocodiles / Katherine Pancol ; translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson.
Lights out tonight / Mary Jane Clark.
When we were the Kennedys : a memoir from Mexico, Maine / Monica Wood.
Five days left / Julie Lawson Timmer.
Snowed in / Christina Bartolomeo.
The lobster Kings : a novel / Alexi Zentner.
Dead of winter / Rennie Airth.
To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee.

Marie Recommends…

Farm city : the education of an urban farmer / Novella Carpenter.
The floating world : a novel / C. Morgan Babst.
Follow me / Kathleen Barber.
The ghost, Josephine / Brad Rau.
Happiness / Aminatta Forna.
The leavers : a novel / Lisa Ko.
Nine Mile Bridge : three years in the Maine woods / by Helen Hamlin, with decorations by the author.
Oona out of order / Margarita Montimore.
Our tragic universe / Scarlett Thomas.
The painter / Peter Heller.
The queen of the Tearling / Erika Johansen.
The taco cleanse : the tortilla-based diet proven to change your life / Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, Jessica Morris.
The year of living Danishly : uncovering the secrets of the world
Braiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Cutting back : my apprenticeship in the gardens of Kyoto / Leslie Buck.

Pam Recommends…

Spook : science tackles the afterlife / Mary Roach.
They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker.
Twisted threads / Lea Wait.
The women of Nell Gwynne
Andy Goldsworthy : a collaboration with nature.
The arrival / by Shaun Tan.
Bellweather rhapsody / Kate Racculia.
Blind justice / Bruce Alexander.
Clammed up / Barbara Ross.
Death by dumpling / Vivien Chien.
Garden spells / Sarah Addison Allen.
Gut : the inside story of our body
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
Kill the farm boy / Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne.
Murder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie.
My brother
Napkin folding : 44 ways to turn a square of linen into a work of art / James Ginders ; illustrations by E.R. Capps.
Native trees, shrubs, & vines : a guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants / William Cullina.
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time / director, cinemographer, editor, Thomas Riedelsheimer
The secrets of Wishtide / Kate Saunders.
Seveneves / Neal Stephenson.

Pam Recommends Graphic Novels…

Man-eaters. Vol. 1 / writer/creator, Chelsea Cain ; pencils & inks, Kate Niemczyk ; colorist, Rachelle Rosenberg ; letterer, Joe Caramagna ; covers/creative, producer Lia Miternique ; [and others].
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. 1, BFF / Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, writers ; Natacha Bustos, artist.
Are you listening? / Tillie Walden.
Hot comb / Ebony Flowers.
Pumpkinheads / written by Rainbow Rowell ; illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks ; color by Sarah Stern.
The man who came down the attic stairs / Celine Loup.
Moonstruck. Vol. 1, Magic to brew / writer, Grace Ellis ; artist, Shae Beagle ; Pleasant Mountain Sisters artist, Kate Leth ; colorist, Caitlin Quirk ; letterer, Clayton Cowles.
Komi can
Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen ; art by Po Tse ; original story by Jane Austen ; English dialogue adapted by Stacy King ; lettering, Morpheus Studios ; lettering assist, Shane Law.
In the beginning, there was chaos : For better or for worse 2nd treasury / by Lynn Johnston.
Lumberjanes. [1], Beware the kitten holy / written by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis ; illustrated by Brooke Allen ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Aubrey Aiese ; created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson.
Amphigorey again / Edward Gorey.
Illegal / Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin ; art by Giovanni Rigano ; lettering by Chris Dickey.
The Magicians. Alice
No Ivy League / Hazel Newlevant.
Amphigorey also / Edward Gorey.
They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker.
Cicada / Shaun Tan.
Rusty Brown / Chris Ware.
Skip / Molly Mendoza.
King of King Court / Travis Dandro.

Scottie Recommends…

My notorious life : a novel / Kate Manning.
The narrow road to the deep north / Richard Flanagan.
All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
When we were the Kennedys : a memoir from Mexico, Maine / Monica Wood.
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America
Little boy lost / by Marghanita Laski.
Don
The great believers / Rebecca Makkai.
The hummingbird
Fire to fire : new and selected poems / Mark Doty.
God is dead / Ron Currie, Jr.
This tender land / William Kent Krueger.
Water dogs : a novel / Lewis Robinson.
Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi.
The sparrow / Mary Doria Russell.
The buried giant / Kazuo Ishiguro.
Euphoria / Lily King.
Mercy / by Lara Santoro.

Susan R. Recommends…

Once upon a river : a novel / Diane Setterfield.
Persuasion / Jane Austen ; with an introduction by Judith Terry.
Pocketful of names / Joe Coomer.
Quartet in autumn / Barbara Pym.
Rules of civility / Amor Towles.
Americanah / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Call me American : a memoir / Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander.
Commonwealth : a novel / Ann Patchett.
Everything I never told you / Celeste Ng.
A gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles.
Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies / Mikey Walsh.
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. Vance.
The last days of night / Graham Moore.
Lincoln in the Bardo : a novel / George Saunders.
Manhunt: the twelve-day chase for Lincoln
The ninth hour / Alice McDermott.
Nora Webster / Colm Tóibín.
Normal people / Sally Rooney.

Tyla Recommends Fiction…

Varina : a novel / Charles Frazier.
The wedding officer / Anthony Capella.
The royal we / Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
When all is said / Anne Griffin.
The Scorpio Races / Maggie Stiefvater.
The highest tide : a novel / Jim Lynch.
Celine : a novel / Peter Heller.
The unseen world / Liz Moore.
The wind is not a river / Brian Payton.
Longbourn / Jo Baker.

Tyla Recommends Nonfiction…

The empathy exams : essays / Leslie Jamison.
The undertaking : life studies from the dismal trade / Thomas Lynch.
The world without us / Alan Weisman.
And then we grew up : on creativity, potential, and the imperfect art of adulthood / Rachel Friedman.
On immunity : an inoculation / Eula Biss.
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice / Khizr Khan.
The light of the world : a memoir / Elizabeth Alexander.
How to be a woman / Caitlin Moran.
Happy money : the science of smarter spending / Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton.
Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel.
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah.