Library Staff Picks - January 2020

The Best Reading List is a Staff Book Chat Reading List!

Some of the best bookish conversations happen when library staff gets together.  Once a month we gather for an hour before opening, pens, paper and book lists in hand, and dish over what we’ve been reading for the past month – hits and misses and titles to be added to our ever expanding “to be read” lists. Some pretty impressive book lists result from these great conversations, too good, in fact, to keep to ourselves.  Explore for yourself! 

January 2020

Books new to the discussion table:

Westering Women by Sandra Dallas

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silver

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Last Things: a Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love by Marissa Moss

Good Talk: a Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

Good Girls Lie by J. T. Ellison

The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick

All this Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

A Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Priya Parker

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

The Heart of Perfection by Colleen Carroll Campbell

Belonging: a German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug

Know My Name: a Memoir by Chanel Miller

The Likability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are by Alicia Menendez

The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It by John Tierney & Roy Baumeister

Books we’re still talking about:

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald

The Library Book by Susan Orlean