Archive for December, 2017

Staff Favorites 2017

We’re almost finished with 2017, and since everyone else is coming up with their annual “Best Of” lists, we know we can’t escape the year without one of our own. So, we surveyed the TFPL staff and came up with some books we loved – and we’d love to share them with you!

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Favorites Published in 2017:

Always and Forever, Lara Jean – Jenny Han (Sarah)

Be Quiet!– Ryan T. Higgins (Amy)

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Behind How Video Games Are Made – Jason Schreier (Stephanie)

The Boy on the Bridge – M. R. Carey (Sabrina)

Brave – Svetlana Chmakova (Stephanie)

Etched in Bone – Anne Bishop (Kathleen)

Jabari Jumps – Gaia Cornwall (Kasi)

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders (Jennifer)

Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz (Susan)

Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story – Nadiya Hussain (Kasi)

Nemesis – Brendan Reichs (Sabrina)

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman (Cody)

Racing the Devil – Charles Todd (Jennifer)

Roar – Cora Carmack (Erica)

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking – Samin Nosrat (Jessica)

Strange is the Night – S.P. Miskowski (Jordan)

A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena (Susan)

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World – Matt Lamothe (Kasi)

To Wager her Heart – Tamera Alexander (Amy)

Worlds Collide – Chris Colfer (Erica)

York: The Shadow Cipher – Laura Ruby (Erica)

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Favorite Older Titles:

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings – Caspar Henderson

Briar Rose – Jane Yolen (Sabrina)

Cannery Row – John Steinbeck (Jennifer)

The Christmas Shoes – Donna VanLiere (Bekah)

Darktown – Thomas Mullen (Jennifer)

The Dragonet Prophecy – Tui T. Sutherland (Erica)

Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas (Erica)

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (Bekah)

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun – Gretchen Rubin (Amodea)

Kushiel’s Dart – Jacqueline Carey (Sabrina)

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto – Mitch Albom (Susan)

Magworld – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw (Jordan)

Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens – Lauren Scheuer (Kasi)

Rejected Princess: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics – Jason Porath (Jessica)

Ross Poldark – Winston Graham (Amy)

Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick (Erica)

Sundays at Tiffany’s – James Patterson (Sarah)

These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman (Sarah)

Terrier – Tamora Pierce (Stephanie)

This One Summer – Mariko Tamaki (Stephanie)

Tidewater Inn – Colleen Coble (Amy)

We Should All Be Feminists – Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (Kasi)

Written in Red – Anne Bishop (Kathleen)

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World – Rachel Ignotofsky (Kasi)

World War Z – Max Brooks (Sabrina)

Last Month for 2017 Reader’s Dozen

This is the last month for 2017’s Reader’s Dozen (but don’t worry, we’re doing another challenge for 2018!). This month your challenge is to read a non-superhero graphic novel and we have several on display inside the Library. Or, check out the Goodreads list of graphic novels I’ve read to get a couple of ideas.

If you’re still trying to finish up November’s challenge – the book less than 200 pages in length – you have until Dec 15 to turn in your slips.

Have fun and get some great reading done this month!