Posts Categorized: Staff Picks

Staff Picks 2021, Part IV

This is the final installment of staff picks from 2021. We hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into some of our favorite reads, listens, and watches from last year. Linda’s Top Picks: Monique’s Top Picks:

Staff Picks 2021, Part III

This is the next to last installation of staff favorites from last year and in this roundup we share top picks from Mariah, Cyndi, and Dale. Mariah’s Top Picks: Ted Lasso, Apple TV series Dale’s Top Picks: Cyndi’s Top Picks: Teen Fiction: Teen Graphic Novels: Adult Non-Fiction: Later this week, for the final installation of… Read more »

Staff Picks 2021, Part II

We are back to share more of our staff picks from 2021. In this round we hear from Julie, Emily, and Jen. Julie’s Top Picks Who needed some happy endings… Emily’s Top Picks Books: Movies: Podcasts: Jen’s Top Picks Audiobooks:

Staff Picks 2021, Part 1

It is just about time to say a proper goodbye to 2021 and that means it’s time to reflect on some of our favorite reads (or listens or watches). Have we read something out of our genre comfort zones? Have we been exploring particular interests? Were we in need some feel-good stories? Let’s find out… Read more »

Staff Picks 2020, Part 3

To wrap things up, Susan, Dale, and Monique will share their top picks of the past year. Though reading habits may have changed, it is still the power of story that we found enjoyment in. Here’s to reading in the new year! Enjoy! Susan’s Top Picks: Dale’s Top Picks: Monique’s Top Picks: Like Jen, I… Read more »

Staff Picks 2020, Part 2

A recurring topic of discussion amongst the staff is how our reading changed this year. One would think, given the time we all found ourselves with during the shutdown that many of us would have made progress on our “To Read” lists, but that was not so. There was a shift to shorter novels, or… Read more »

Staff Picks 2020

It may have been a miserable year, but at least it moved right along! Just like that we are closing the chapter on 2020 and opening a new one for 2021. Every year, it is interesting to look back on our year of reading, watching, and listening and thinking about what was going on at… Read more »

Staff Picks 2019, Part 3

Here it is. The final installment of Staff Picks 2019. May another year of great reading be ahead!     Linda leads the way: Long Time Gone by J.A. Jance: This is the 17th book in this series featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont. I had read the earlier ones years ago and somehow lost track… Read more »

Staff Picks 2019, Part 2

Is the anticipation keeping you up at night? Are you anxious for more reading suggestions? Are you loving new reads or wondering, “what were they thinking?” Well, wait no further! Below is the second installment of Topsham Public Library’s Staff Picks of 2019. I will kick things off this week: 2019 was a bit different… Read more »

Staff Picks 2019, Part 1

And here we are again! It’s 2020!! Twenty years ago, we lived through the build up to 2000 and wondered if the doomsayers were correct that the future would be one of planes falling out of the sky and only those survivalists with underground bunkers and stashes of freeze-dried food would last the year. Well,… Read more »