Staff Picks Top 15 Part 4: Julie, Susan, Lynne, and Mariah

As part of Topsham Public Library’s 15th anniversary on Foreside Road, the staff has chosen their Top 15 picks of all time. The staff was allowed to choose the Top 15 in all or the Top 15 in up to three categories. Have fun with the lists!

Julie’s Top 15 Picks in no particular order:


Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White


The Wisdom of Linus by Charles Schultz


The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien



Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini



Little Snake by A. L. Kennedy



The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells



DI Jack Caffery series by Mo Hayder



The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward



To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and movie starring Gregory Peck



Old Yeller by Fred Gipson and the 1957 movie with Tommy Kirk



Anne of Green Gables (1985)



Galaxy Quest (1999)



Mary Poppins (1964)



The Fifth Element (1997)



Star Trek (1966)



Susan’s Top 15 Picks in no particular order:


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness



Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness



The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness



The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey



Being Mortal by Atul Gawande



The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker



Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda



Weasel by Cynthia DeFelice



Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson



The Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka



The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood



The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling



A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness



We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


A Discovery of Witches  TV show (2018)


Lynne’s Top 15 Books in no particular order:


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle



Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier



Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck



The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt




The Help by Kathryn Stockett



Santa Claus and His Elves by Mauri Kunnas



Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern




Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire



Tangerine by Christine Mangan



We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



State of Wonder by Ann Patchett



The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway



A Secret History by Donna Tartt



Slade House by David Mitchell


Lynne’s Top 15 Videos in no particular order:


Death in Paradise series (2011)



To Have and Have Not (1944)



The Birds (1963)



Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001)



Signs (2002)



The War of the Worlds (1953)



It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)



American Graffiti (1973)



The Outsiders (1983)



Top Gun (1986)



Fargo (1996)



Jaws (1975)



Home Alone (1990)



Stand By Me (1986)



The Shining (1980)


Mariah’s Top 15 Books in no particular order:


Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh



Tenth of December by George Saunders



Comfortable With Uncertainty by Pema Chődrőn



The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo



The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt



Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin



Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling



Collected poetry by Rumi



Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss



Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding



A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket



House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski



We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut




The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle



Mariah’s Top 15 Videos in no particular order:


The Darjeeling Limited (2007)



The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)



New Girl (2011)



Star Wars (1977)



Bridesmaids (2011)



Moulin Rouge (2001)



Wonder Woman (2017)


All the Marvel movies


Stranger Things (2016)



I Love You, Man (2009)


Roma (2018)


Away We Go (2009)



The Simpsons (1989)



The Office (2005)



Saturday Night Live (1975)



Mariah’s Top 15 Music Artists in no particular order:

Enter the Haggis

Gillian Welch

Bob Dylan

Punch Brothers


I’m With Her

Brandi Carlile

Lady Gaga

Imagine Dragons

Grateful Dead

Okay Go

Taylor Swift


Dave Matthews Band

Alanis Morissette


And so ends Topsham Public Library Staff Picks Top 15 edition. We hope you have enjoyed them! What are your top picks? If you were stranded on an island what Top 15 books would you want with you?