Archive for December 22nd, 2011

2011 Staff Favorites

Before we finish off 2011 (and dive headfirst into 2012), the staff at TFPL would like to share our favorite books with everyone. Pick up one of these to read during the holiday week. And have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Books published in 2011:

Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks (Jennifer)

Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel – Susan Vreeland (Susan)

Cold Vengeance – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Haley)

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India – Joseph Lelyveld (Nirmala)

Hammered – Kevin Hearne (Kathleen)

Hell Is Empty – Craig Johnson (Barbara)

Hexed – Kevin Hearne (Kathleen)

Hounded – Kevin Hearne (Kathleen)

Lethal – Sandra Brown (Barbara)

Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins (Erica)

The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides (Nirmala)

The Matchmaker of Kenmare – Frank Delaney (Kate)

Murder Under the Microscope – Jane Bennett Munro (Mareda)

The Name of the Star – Maureen Johnson (Erica)

Now You See Me – S.J. Bolton (Beth)

The Paris Wife – Paula McLain (Susan)

The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared – Alice Ozma (Susan)

The Return of Captain John Emmett – Elizabeth Speller (Jennifer)

Rules of Civility – Amor Towles (Jennifer)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand (Amy)

The Woman Who Heard Color – Kelly Jones (Mareda)


Older Books:

Crank – Ellen Hopkins (Erica)

Cross Bones – Kathy Reichs (Haley)

Free Fire – C. J. Box (Barbara)

The Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin (Kate)

The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town – Julie W. Weston (Susan)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling (Amy)

The Iron Duke – Meljean Brook (Beth)

Learning Joy from Dogs Without Collars: A Memoir – Lauralee Summer (Susan)

Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned – Judd Winick (Beth)

Rapunzel’s Revenge – Shannon and Dean Hale (Erica)

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine – Lauren Willig (Jo)

Term Limits – Vince Flynn (Barbara)

Through Wolf’s Eyes – Jane Lindskold (Stephanie)

Vida – Patricia Engel (Nirmala)

Lord of the Far Island – Victoria Holt (Nirmala)