Staff Picks

January 2021

Adult Fiction: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian, Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan, The Cutting Place by Jane Casey, The Book of  Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate, The Archer by Paula Coelho
Adult Biography: The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
Adult Movies: His House (2020 Netflix film), Our Souls at Night (2017 Netflix film), Late Phases (2014), Made in Italy (2020)
Young Adult Fiction: The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Young Adult Graphic Novel: Long Way Down the Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds, The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Tony Moore
Middle Grade Fiction: Friend Me by Sheila Averbuch

November 2020

Adult Fiction:  City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, When You See Me by Lisa Gardner, The Guest List by Lucy Foley, Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay, The Night Swim by Megan Goldin, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen, The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons 
Adult Non-Fiction: White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era by Shelby Steele, Here and Nowhere Else: Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family by Jane Brox
Adult Movies: Fargo (1996 film), Dark (Netflix series), A Dark Song, Years and Years
Young Adult Fiction: This is My America by Kim Johnson, When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds, Grown by Tiffany Jackson, Kent State by Deborah Wiles, The Cousins by Karen McManus
Young Adult Non-Fiction: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Jospeph
Middle Grade Fiction: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson