Posts Categorized: Staff Picks

Staff Picks of 2018, Part 3

And to wrap up Topsham Public Library’s 2018 Staff Picks will be Linda, Susan, Mariah, Julie, and me. What are your favorites that you read last year? Have you already sunk your teeth into a good one this year?   Linda’s 2018 Top Picks: Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny I can’t help it!… Read more »

Staff Picks of 2018, Part 2

The 2018 Staff Picks continue. This week Dave, Cyndi, Liz and Lynne share their favorites from 2018.   Dave’s 2018 Top Picks: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian is a thriller about a flight attendant that wakes up in the wrong hotel room with a dead man beside her in bed – and she has… Read more »

Staff Picks of 2018, Part 1

Another new year is here, but we’re not quite done with 2018, yet. Today, and continuing for the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing Topsham Public Library’s Staff Picks of 2018. To qualify for a staff pick the staff member must have read/listened to/watched the staff pick in 2018, but it does not have to… Read more »

2018 Book Lists

I have primed the staff at Topsham Public Library to get their Staff Picks of 2018 list done. Dave has already submitted his to me with the caveat that he may add one or two titles before the midnight on December 31 deadline. But below I have added a few lesser known sources (wink, wink)… Read more »

Great American Read Reveal

Did you watch it?!? On Tuesday, October 23 PBS aired the final episode of The Great American Read and revealed America’s favorite book. And the winner is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee! Lee’s book took and kept the lead right from the beginning. There were a few close calls: Rebecca by Daphne du… Read more »

TV Shows Set in Maine

Castle Rock. Emma gets practically giddy when it is mentioned, and then when you get her together with  Dale and Lynne (outside of work time, of course) the chatter is non-stop. The three of them are either talking all things Castle Rock or one or the other is shushing the others because they are an episode or two… Read more »

High School Reading Assignments

At Topsham Public Library, when we start getting requests for Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy, we know school is soon beginning. Students who enroll in AP English classes have summer reading assignments, and, as in true student form, they tend to wait until the last minute to get it done. (Who can blame… Read more »

I goofed.

  I totally dropped the ball and forgot to include Linda’s Top Picks of 2017! So without further adieu and with my sincerest apologies, here are Linda’s top picks:     Glass Houses by Louise Penny: Once again Ms. Penny is number 1! Her use of historical knowledge and classical literature build a frame for… Read more »

Top Picks of 2017, Part 3

  And last, but not least!     Lynne’s Top Picks:   Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is the first in a Young Adult series. Six outcasts and a heist. What more do you need?   Replica by Lauren Oliver is told from two different points of view. Haven is a peaceful looking island… Read more »

Top Picks of 2017, Part 2

And the hits just keep on coming!     Julie’s Top Picks of 2017 are:   Determined to rid herself of the family curse that has doomed her family, Esther encounters a new phobia that is the worst one of them all: the fear of loving. Read all about it in A Semi-Definitive List of… Read more »