Here's what we loved, by genre
To find titles in the catalog, click a genre, then the individual book cover.
And four favorites from our new Read to Order team:
“My favorite book so far in 2016 has been Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. This extremely suspenseful parallel universe story leaves you pondering the role choices and actions play in the world.” —Barbara Fitzgerald, Materials Services Librarian
“Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. The story of Lotto and Mathilde is told in two parts. Lotto’s story of how the couple met and built their marriage is lovely and idealistic. It’s Mathilde’s story, in “Furies,” where the story comes together and transforms into something wonderful and complex. A fantastic work of literary fiction that will leave you breathless.” —Rose Barnes, Adult and Teen Digital Learning Librarian
“The best book I read in 2016 was March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, the final installment of Lewis’ memoir of the civil rights movement. This graphic novel brought me to tears when I realized what courage it took to confront injustice on the Selma bridge.” —Donna Ioppolo, Library Assistant, Book Discussion Leader
"My choice is Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. Love food and enjoy a New York setting? Then try out this book, in which you’ll follow Tess, a character who has left her old Midwest life behind to start fresh in New York City. Learn about her trials and tribulations as she navigates her job at a Manhattan restaurant.” —Margita Lidaka, Arts and Culture, Reader’s Advisory Librarian