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(Updated 8-8-2017)

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RECENT Favorites — within the past year
OLDER Favorites — over the past few years
Popular Classics — books we turn to over & over

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afterlife Afterlife
Marcus Sakey

A sniper, FBI agents, and a version of "heaven" unlike any you ever imagined. Propulsive fun.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience…and Joy
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant

Following her husband's death, Sheryl Sandberg offers her own experience in overcoming grief.
Almost Sisters
Joshilyn Jackson

A powerful, often funny novel of the South: family bonds, privilege, & finding love where it lies.
Reading to Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a…Friendship
Michelle Kuo

A life-changing friendship between a young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder.
Captain's Daughter
Meg Mitchell Moore

Liza, now wealthy, returns to Maine and confronts the possibilities of what her life might have been. Poignant.
Reason You're Alive
Matthew Quick

A Vietnam vet embarks on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war. Finding the good in us all.

 

The Child
Fiona Barton

A tiny skeleton found in a London building site. Who is it? Twisting psychological suspense.
Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis…to Fight Hitler
Bruce Henderson

The titles says it all. An epic story of heroism and courage.

The Locals
Jonathan Dee

A small rural working-class elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire. What could go wrong?
Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir
Steve Rushin

The beloved sportscaster's heart-felt memory of growing up in the 1970s.
Made for Love
Alissa Nutting

Poignant yet riotously funny. How far some will go for love—and how far will some go to escape it.
When the English Fall
David Williams

After the apocalypse, the Amish offer help to the larger world around them…only to put their own community at risk.
Mrs. Fletcher
Tom Perrotta

Our favorite comic writer makes porn sort of fun: a mom at home & son in college gain new insights.
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
Sherman Alexie

Using prose, poetry, and comedy, Alexie comes to grips with his mother and her troubled legacy.


Recent Favorites


Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante

The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Truly Madly Guilty 
Liane Moriarty

Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

Life We Bury
Allen Eskins

Circling the Sun
Paula McClain

So You've Been Publicly Shamed
John Ronson

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout

Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler

The Girls
Emma Cline

Summer Before the War 
Helen Simonson

Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware

Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara

Before the Fall
 
Noah Hawley

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dead Wake 
Erik Larson

Miller's Valley
Anna Quindlen

Wright Brothers
David McCullough

Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende

Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf

Rent Collector
Camron Wright

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff

Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Boston Girl
Anita Diamant

Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee

Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

What She Knew
Gilly Macmillan


Older Favorites


Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown

A Man Called Ove 
Fredrik Bachman

I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

Light Between Oceans
H.D. Stedman

Me Before You
JoJo Moyes

Ordinary Grace
Kent Kruege

Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin

My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor

Rosie Project 
Graeme Simison

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver

Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng

Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd

Station Eleven 
Emily St. John Mandel
Round House
Louise Erdrich

Goldfinch 
Donna Tartt

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Being Mortal 
Atul Gawande

Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty

The Circle
Dave Eggers

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Klein

Underground Girls of Kabul 
Jenny Nordberg

Brooklyn
Colm Toibin

What Alice Forgot
Liane Moriarty

We Are...Completely Beside Ourselves 
Karen Fowler

The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton

Wild...Lost and Found on the...Trail
Cheryl Strayed

Where'd You Go, Bernedette
Maria Semple

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookshop
Robin Sloan


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