Posts Categorized: Staff Picks

Julie’s Top 4 of 2014!

Wolf by Mo Hayder When a vagrant–the Walking Man–finds a dog wandering alone with a scrap of paper with the words “HELP US” attached to its collar, he’s sure it’s a desperate plea from someone in trouble and calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery to investigate. Meanwhile a wealthy local family is fighting for their… Read more »

Top 4 of 2014!

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the previous year and choose our top reads/movies/music/games and TV! This year we asked staff to choose their top 4 of 2014 (books/movies/music/games and TV that they read/watched/played/listened to in 2014 rather than what was published in 2014). We’ll be posting their picks all… Read more »

Mariah’s Top 6 of 2013

Adult fiction: Tenth of December by George Saunders Amazing.  I could try to write a review but it wouldn’t do this book justice!  Read it! Juvenile fiction: The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo When a magician accidentally conjures an elephant out of thin air, it sets off a chain of events that will change the… Read more »

Bernardo’s Top 5 of 2013

The Legend of Korra by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (TV Series) Seth’s Blog by Seth Godin (Blog) The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Book) The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard (Graphic Novel) Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow (Book)

Cyndi’s Top 5 of 2013!

1. The Good Nurse: A True Story Of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber 2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 3. Burning Blue by Paul Griffin 4. Magic Rises by Ilona Daniels 5. Shades of Earth: An Across the Universe Novel by Beth Revis

Susan’s Top 6 of 2013

1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 2. Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden 3. Secret Daughter by Shilipi Somaya Gowda 4. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 5. The Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier 6. Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain

Jen’s Top 5 of 2013

1. Movie: Catching Fire 2. Book: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers 3. Movie: Star Trek Into Darkness 4. CD: Rise by Skillet 5. Book: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Helen’s Top 6 of 2013

1. Two Graves by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child 2. The Blood Gospel by James Rollins 3. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill 4. Joyland by Stephen King 5. Stoker’s Manuscript by Royce Prouty 6. The Black Country by Alex Grecian

Linda’s Top 5 of 2013

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny Once again, Louise Penny is at the top of my list. Each installation of her Inspector Gamache series is better than the last. In her sixth mystery, she actually weaves together two complete storylines, which could stand on their own, and for a coup de gras, adds a ribbon… Read more »

Emma’s Top 10 of 2013

1. Tenth of December by George Saunders This collection of short stories by MacArthur genius grant winner, Saunders, has really polarized opinion. People either love it or hate it and I am one of the former. The seeming simplicity of Saunder’s writing belies an ability to make the reader empathize with the downtrodden and disenfranchised… Read more »