Staff Picks-

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a carefully constructed book written about two
individuals trying to survive the traumatic time period of World War II. Marie – Laurie is a young lady
who is blind and moves from Paris where she helped her father at a museum, to a house by the sea
where she lived with her uncle. Another character in this book is a young man named Warner Pfennig.
He has a talent and skill for building and fixing small objects which he used to help track down the
resistance during the second World War. The lives of these two characters begin to intertwine together
through the existence of a timeless radio show. This book shows readers hope through illustrating how
people in the world display a variety of kindness to each other against all odds.

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
There is that old debate in life, do things happen by chance or by fate? Step into the magical world of
Cinderella’s stepsister, Isabelle, in the young adult book entitled Stepsister… beauty isn’t always pretty.
This book was written by the New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly. At the start of
Isabelle’s journey, all she dreamed of was to be pretty. The fate’s have mapped out her life to be short
lived and one of pain along with resentment. However, with help from the same fairy queen who
allowed Cinderella an opportunity to go to the ball and Marquis DE LA Chance, she begins to alter her
life’s plan. As she begins to find the lost pieces of her heart, she realizes there are so many diverse
attributes which make up a girl’s beauty.

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand.
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand is a book about sisters. A mother takes her two adult daughters
along with her sister to their family house on Tuckernuck Island for the month of July. This
island is located across from Nantucket. While on the island, they mend pains and reconnect
with each other. One mends her broken heart and begins to find herself again, after the sudden
death of her fiance. Two women rekindle romance with their previous lovers and one ventures
into a romantical journey she has never entered before. This book is not conservative and is an
adult read. 

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

The adult fiction book entitled “Ghosted” by Rosie Walsh is a tale about intertwining lives. This book
centers on the life of a woman named Sarah Mackey. As she meets a mysterious man of whom she falls
in love with after spending only a hot, life changing mere seven days with, he quickly vanishes even
though she believed they would be together forever. Did this man perform a disappearing act out of her
life forever, as the millenials call it “ghosting” or did something tragic or adventurous truly happen to
this man? As the lead character puts her life together while holding out hope and belief she and Eddie
will be together again; a past hurt from a traumatic event begins to heal within all the hearts of the
characters in this book. No wonder why the book “Ghosted” is a New York Times bestseller. Will love,
understanding and hope heal all or will one truly stay away and hidden as though they were never really
there but merely a ghost?

Paris for One by Jojo Moe’s

“Paris for One” is an adult fiction novel by Jojo Moyes following the life of a mid 20 something named
Nell. Even though she is not known as an adventurous soul, she finds herself with a train ticket heading
to Paris for a romantic long weekend with her boyfriend. The only slight problem with this picture is that
her boyfriend… bails. As she finds herself wandering the streets of Paris tailoring her reservations to one
and meeting charming townspeople along the way, she discovers so much more than just the Eiffl
Tower. No surprise that this quick read is noted as “A vicarious jolt of Parisian romance…. Delightful” by
People Magazine. Pick it up today and be transcended into Paris yourself.

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

The novel “Here’s to Us” by Elin Hilderbrand is about a man who has searched for the understanding of
true love his entire life. Even though he has fiercely loved three women at different points in his lifetime,
he has caused different amounts of heartache among them all. With the notice of his passing, the three
women and their children must come together and settle the affairs at his mansion on Nantucket. Will
the three women muster up enough respect for one another while coming to terms about the truth
regarding a man they loved? Or will the women be too late to help teach and guide their children away
from choices which could poorly alter their lives forever as their father had done? This book is set on the
charming quaint island of Nantucket and is not a clean read.

 

Picks by Topics-

Issues on Race

  1. So You Want to Talk About Race - Adult Nonfiction

  2. Heavy: An American Memoir - Biography

  3. What Truth Sounds Like - Adult Nonfiction

  4. Hidden Figures - Adult Nonfiction

  5. The Snowy Day - Board Book

  6. Saturday - Easy Book

  7. Each Kindness - Easy Book

  8. All American Boys - YA Fiction

  9. Color Outside the Lines - YA Fiction

  10. The Hate U Give - YA Fiction

Detective Humor

  1. One for the Money - Adult Fiction

  2. Etiquette and Espionage - YA Fiction

  3. Aunt Dimity Series - Adult Fiction

  4. Hoot - YA Fiction

  5. Geronimo Stilton Series - Juv Fiction

  6. 7 ate 9 - Picture Book

  7. Genuine Fraud - YA Fiction

  8. Harriet the Spy - Juv Fiction

  9. No One Else Can Have You - YA Fiction

Futuristic Sci-fi

  1. Ender’s Game - YA Fiction

  2. City of Ember - YA Fiction

  3. Uglies Series - YA Fiction

  4. Ready Player One - Adult Fiction

  5. The Martian - Adult Fiction

  6. The Long Earth Series - Adult Fiction

  7. Reamde - Adult Fiction

  8. Recursion - Adult Fiction

  9. The House of the Scorpion - YA Fiction

  10. Whales on Stilts - Juv Fiction

Fantasy with Dragons

  1. Dragonflight - Adult Fiction

  2. The Hobbit - Adult Fiction

  3. Seraphina - YA Fiction

  4. Dragon Keeper - Adult Fiction

  5. Dragon Rider - YA Fiction

  6. Dragon at Crumbling Castle (Short Stories) - Juv Fiction

  7. How to Train Your Dragon - Juv Fiction

  8. The Fire Within - YA Fiction

  9. Magyk - YA Fiction

  10. Rise of the Earth Dragon - Juv Fiction

Fantasy with Magic

  1. Mistborn - Adult Fiction

  2. Vita Nostra - Adult Fiction

  3. The Name of the Wind - Adult Fiction

  4. The Hazel Wood - YA Fiction

  5. The Kingkiller Chronicle - Adult Fiction

  6. Malamander - Juv Fiction

  7. The Bookwanderers - Juv Fiction

  8. Wings of Fire Series - Juv Fiction

  9. The Thief Lord - YA fiction

  10. Secret of Platform 13 - YA Fiction

Modern Fantasy

  1. American Gods - Adult Fiction

  2. The Dresden Files Series - Adult Fiction

  3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - YA Fiction

  4. Bailey School Kids - Juv. Fiction

  5. A Properly Unhaunted Place - Juv. Fiction

  6. Magic Shop Books - YA Fiction

  7. The Mortal Instruments Series - YA Fiction

  8. Shiver - YA Fiction

  9. Circe - Adult Fiction

  10. Fablehaven - YA Fiction

Historical Fantasy/Fiction

  1. Outlander Series - Adult Fiction

  2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Adult Fiction

  3. A Discovery of Witches - Adult Fiction

  4. A Great and Terrible Beauty - YA Fiction

  5. Daughter of the Lioness Series - YA Fiction

  6. Book Thief - YA Fiction

  7. Grave Mercy - YA Fiction

  8. Number the Stars - Juv. Fiction

  9. A Long Walk to Water - Juv. Fiction

  10. The Birchbark House - Juv. Fiction

Historical Crime

  1. Tangerine - Adult Fiction

  2. The Alienist - Adult Fiction

  3. The Last Templar - Adult Fiction

  4. Code Name Verity - YA Fiction

  5. Girl in the Blue Coat - YA Fiction

  6. Out of the Easy - YA Fiction

  7. Transcription - Adult fiction

  8. The Name of the Rose - Adult Fiction

  9. The Interpretation of Murder - Adult Fiction

Romantic Comedy

  1. Bet Me - Adult Fiction

  2. Ayesha At Last - Adult Fiction

  3. The Bride Test - Adult Fiction

  4. The Rosie Project - Adult Fiction

  5. Dumplin’ - YA Fiction

  6. Flipped - YA Fiction

  7. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue - YA Fiction

  8. Emergency Contact - YA Fiction

  9. My Fair Godmother - YA Fiction

Romantic Fiction

  1. Edenbrooke - Clean Reads

  2. Blackmoore - Clean Reads

  3. Seeking Persephone - Clean Reads

  4. Persuasion - Adult Fiction

  5. The Grand Sophy - Adult Fiction

  6. The Winter Sea - Adult Fiction

  7. From Twinkle, With Love - YA Fiction

  8. The Geography of You and Me - YA Fiction

  9. Once and For All - YA Fiction

Superhero

  1. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Juv. Fiction

  2. Catwoman: Soulstealer - YA Fiction

  3. Batman: Nightwalker - YA Fiction

  4. Miles Morales: Spider-man - YA Fiction

  5. Steelheart - YA Fiction

  6. Vicious - Adult Fiction

  7. Hero - YA Fiction

  8. Ten Rules of Being a Superhero - Easy Book

  9. Sidekicks - Juv. Graphic

  10. Almost Super - Juv. Fiction

Supernatural - Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Etc.

  1. Vampire Academy - YA Fiction

  2. Dead until Dark - Adult Fiction

  3. The Host - Adult Fiction

  4. Hush, Hush - YA Fiction

  5. Greywalker - Adult Fiction

  6. Shiver - Adult Fiction

  7. Dead Witch Walking - Adult Fiction

  8. Unearthly - YA Fiction

  9. Good Omens - Adult Fiction

  10. Beautiful Creatures - YA Fiction

Fantasy Horror

  1. The Changeling - Adult Fiction

  2. Ninth House - Adult Fiction

  3. Black Sun Rising - Adult Fiction

  4. IT - Adult Fiction

  5. Boneless Mercies - YA Fiction

  6. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein - YA Fiction

  7. Dread Nation - YA Fiction

  8. Frankenstein - Juv. Graphic

Modern Horror

  1. The Sun Down Motel - Adult Fiction

  2. Frankenstein in Baghdad - Adult Fiction

  3. The Dead Lands - Adult Fiction

  4. Annihilation - Adult Fiction

  5. The Cabin at the End of the World - Adult Fiction

  6. A Monster Calls - YA Fiction

  7. There’s Someone Inside Your House - YA Fiction

  8. Pet - YA Fiction

Female Heroine Fiction

  1. Song of the Lioness Series -YA Fiction

  2. Graceling - YA Fiction

  3. Finishing School Series - YA Fiction

  4. The Blue Sword - YA Fiction (Award)

  5. Howl’s Moving Castle - YA Fiction

  6. A Game of Thrones - Adult Fiction

  7. The Queen of the Tearling - YA Fiction

  8. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Juv. Fiction

  9. Outlander Series - Adult Fiction

  10. Immortals Series - YA Fiction

Fantasy W/O Romance

  1. The Riyria Revelations Series - Adult Fiction

  2. The Emperor’s Soul - Adult Fiction

  3. Elantris Series - Adult Fiction

  4. Stormlight Archive Series - Adult Fiction

  5. The Kingkiller Chronicle Series - Adult Fiction

  6. Dealing with Dragons - YA Fiction

  7. Dragonsong - YA Fiction

  8. The Golden Compass - YA Fiction

  9. White Cat - YA Fiction

Fairytales for Adults and Teens

  1. The Goose Girl - YA Fiction

  2. Beast - YA Fiction

  3. A Kiss in Time - YA Fiction

  4. The Lunar Chronicles - YA Fiction

  5. The Sleeper and the Spindle - YA Fiction 

  6. A Court of Thorns and Roses - Adult Fiction

  7. Romancing the Duke - Adult Fiction (Large Print)

  8. Fairest - YA Fiction

  9. Princess of the Midnight Ball - YA Fiction

  10. The Wrath of the Dawn - YA Fiction

LGBTQI+ Fantasy

  1. Girls of Paper and Fire - YA Fiction

  2. In Other Lands - YA Fiction

  3. Nimona - YA Graphic

  4. Six of Crows - YA Fiction

  5. The Will of the Empress - YA Fiction

  6. The Gilded Wolves - YA Fiction

  7. The Song of Achilles - Adult Fiction

  8. Interview with the Vampire - Adult Fiction

LGBTQI+ Fiction

  1. The Book of Salt - Adult Fiction

  2. Alice isn’t Dead - Adult Fiction

  3. Tales of the City - Adult Fiction

  4. The Color Purple - Adult Fiction

  5. Middlesex - Adult Fiction

  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Adult Fiction

  7. A Little Life - Adult Fiction

  8. I’ll Give You the Sun - YA Fiction

  9. If I Was Your Girl - YA Fiction

LGBTQI+ Romance

  1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - YA Fiction

  2. Red, White, and Royal Blue - Adult Fiction

  3. I’ll Give You the Sun - YA Fiction

  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - YA Fiction

  5. Let’s Talk About Love - YA Fiction

Political Fiction

  1. 1984 - Adult Fiction

  2. Animal Farm - Adult Fiction

  3. Brave New World - Adult Fiction

  4. Atlas Shrugged - Adult Fiction

  5. Little Bee - Adult Fiction

  6. The Kite Runner - Adult Fiction

  7. Darkness At Noon - Adult Fiction

  8. The Killer Angels - Adult Fiction

  9. Lincoln - Adult Fiction

  10. The Constant Gardener - Adult Fiction

Male Hero

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic - Adult Fiction

  2. Slaughterhouse-Five - Adult Fiction

  3. A Farewell To Arms - Adult Fiction

  4. Red Sky at Morning - Adult Fiction

  5. The Morgue and Me - YA Fiction

  6. Fallen Angels - YA Fiction

  7. Unwind - YA Fiction

  8. I Am the Messenger - YA Fiction

Dystopian

  1. Future Home of the Living God - Adult Fiction

  2. Brave New World - Adult Fiction

  3. Station Eleven - Adult Fiction

  4. The Road - Adult Fiction

  5. Uglies - YA Fiction

  6. Unwind - YA Fiction

  7. Delirium - YA Fiction

  8. The Testing Series - YA Fiction

  9. Across the Universe - YA Fiction

LGBTQI+ Nonfiction

  1. Beyond Magenta: Transgener Teens Speak Out - Adult Nonfiction

  2. Homosexuality - Adult Nonfiction

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Comedian Nonfiction/Biography

  1. Bossypants - Biography

  2. Furiously Happy - Biography

  3. Yes Please - Biography

  4. Me Talk Pretty One Day - Adult Nonfiction

  5. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened - Biography

  6. I Am America (And So Can You!) - Adult Nonfiction

  7. Food: A Love Story - Adult Nonfiction

  8. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls - Adult Nonfiction

  9. I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons - Biography

Finance Nonfiction

  1. The Total Money Makeover - Adult Nonfiction

  2. Smart Women Finish Rich - Adult Nonfiction

  3. The Automatic Millionaire - Adult Nonfiction

  4. The Millionaire Next Door - Adult Nonfiction

  5. Women & Money - Adult Nonfiction

  6. Think and Grow Rich - Adult Nonfiction

  7. The Financial Peace Planner - Adult Nonfiction

Mental Health Nonfiction 

  1. An Unquiet Mind - Biography

  2. Coping with Social Anxiety - Adult Nonfiction

  3. Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety - Juv. Nonfiction

  4. Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep - Adult Nonfiction

 Political Nonfiction/Biography

  1. Becoming Lincoln - Biography

  2. Promise Me, Dad - Biography

  3. Alexander Hamilton - Biography

  4. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power - Biography

  5. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Biography

  6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Adult Nonfiction

  7. Churchill: Walking with Destiny

  8. My American Journey - Biography

  9. Dreams from My Father - Biography

  10. The Making of Donald Trump - Biography

Inspirational Nonfiction

  1. Have a Little Faith - Adult Nonfiction

  2. Tuesdays with Morrie - Adult Nonfiction/Biography

  3. Oh! The Places You’ll Go! - Picture Book

  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Biography

  5. Zeitoun - Adult Nonfiction

  6. The Last Lecture - Biography

LDS Nonfiction/Biography

  1. More Than The Tattooed Mormon - Biography

  2. Insights from a Prophet’s Life - Adult Nonfiction

  3. At the Pulpit: Latter-Day Saint Women Speak - Adult Nonfiction

  4. Lectures on Faith - Adult Nonfiction

  5. Go Forward With Faith - Biography

  6. I Will Lead You Along - Adult Nonfiction

  7. Mormonism for Dummies - Adult Nonfiction

  8. Mothers of the Prophets - Adult Nonfiction

Biography - Historical Figures

  1. Mark Twain: A Life - Biography

  2. Caesar - Biography

  3. C.S. Lewis: A Biography - Biography

  4. Augustine: A New Biography - Biography

  5. Buffalo Bill Cody: The Man Behind the Legend - Biography

  6. Einstein - His Life and Universe - Biography

  7. Gandhi: Radical Wisdom for a Changing World - Biography

  8. Leonardo da Vinci - Biography

  9. Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story - Biography

  10. Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom - Biography

Biography - American Figures

  1. Abraham: The First Historical Biography - Biography

  2. John Adams - Biography

  3. Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered - Biography

  4. Frederick Douglass: A Prophet of Freedom - Biography

  5. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy - Biography

  6. A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (Jimmy Carter) - Biography

  7. Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me - Biography

Biography - European Figures

  1. Madeleine Albright: A Twentieth Century Odyssey - Biography

  2. Albert: Uncrowned King - Biography

  3. Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Biography

  4. The Prince of Wales: A Biography - Biography

  5. Adolf Hitler - Biography

  6. Mary, Queen of Scots - Biography

  7. Napoleon: A Life - Biography

Biography - Actors and Actresses

  1. Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography - Biography

  2. Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep - Biography

  3. John Wayne: The Life and Legend - Biography

  4. Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow - Biography

  5. My Lucky Life in and out of Show Business (Dick Van Dyke) - Biography

  6. A Lotus Grows in the Mud (Goldie Hawn) - Biography

  7. Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (Julie Andrews) - Biography

  8. In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures (Helen Mirren) - Biography

Biography - Music

  1. Reba: My Story - Biography

  2. John Lennon: The Life - Biography

  3. The Beatles: The Biography - Biography

  4. Yo-yo Ma: A Biography - Biography

  5. Beastie Boys Book - Biography

  6. Mozart in Context - Biography

  7. Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind, and His Music - Biography

  8. Beethoven - The Music and The Life - Biography

  9. Me (Elton John) - Biography

  10. The Dirt (Motley Crue) - Biography

Main Character Deaf or Blind

  1. El Deafo - Juv. Bio

  2. Hello Universe - Juv. Awards

  3. Wonderstruck - Juv. Fiction

  4. There Will Be Lies - YA Fiction

  5. The Raven Boys - YA Fiction

  6. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes - Juv. Fiction

  7. Blindness - Adult Fiction