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, here we are, and I can’t believe how fast the time has flown!

The staff of Topsham Public Library has been making their list, and checking it twice, and I’m happy to present their Top 5-ish List of 2019.

Dave will get the party started:



Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout




The Long Call by Ann Cleeves




The Lost Man by Jane Harper




The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad




How to Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir by Kate Mulgrew




A Keeper by Graham Norton





Barry, seasons 1-2




The Kominsky Method, season 1-2




London Kills, season 1




Manhunt, season 1








Linda Ronstadt: Sound of My Voice



Lindsey, new to the game, keeps the party going:


Star vs Forces of Evil, television program




Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk




Klaus, movie




The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox



Julie keeps things rolling with her Top Picks:


You Suck at Cooking: The Absurdly Practical Guide to Sucking Slightly Less at Making Food by released by Clarkson Potter Publishers



Murderbot Diaries Series by Martha Wells:                                                                                      Book 1: All Systems Red; Book 2: Artificial Condition; Book 3: Rogue Protocol; Book 4: Exit Strategy



Shirtless Bear-Fighter! Volume 1 by Jodi Leheup and Sebastian Girner




Chew: The Omnivore Edition, Volume 1 by John Layman




Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith



And Lynne will sing us home with her Top Picks:


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern




Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo




A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill




Murderbot Diaries Series by Martha Wells




The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste




The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath




The Sculptor by Scott McCloud



Tune in next week for Part 2 of Top 5-ish Picks of 2019!