Staff-Picks-2018-adults

Like our lists from previous years, our staff picks reflect the wonderfully diverse reading tastes of our library staff. See what your favorite librarian is reading and pick up a copy!

Here are our favorite books from 2018:

Fiction:

Praise Song For the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden – Recommended by Gay Lynn V.
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso – Recommended by Patty C. and Susan S.
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara – Recommended by Amanda S.
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – Recommended by Kendall H.
After Anna by Lisa Scottoline – Recommended by Anthony P.
Death is not Enough by Karen Rose – Recommended by Tiffany A. Available as ebook only
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan – Recommended by Lisa K.
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole – Recommended by Alicia A.
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel by Sarah Bird – Recommended by Kareemah H.
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova – Recommended by Dawn C.
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell – Recommended by Mike S.
Florida by Lauren Groff – Recommended by Barbara J.
Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison – Recommended by Rick S.
Stray City by Chelsey Johnson – Recommended by Lindsey H.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – Recommended by Aimee H.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – Recommended by Sharon C.
The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen – Recommended by Pam M.
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig – Recommended by Savannah C.
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers – Recommended by Elizabeth P.
This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero – Recommended by Hannah T.
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – Recommended by Barbara B.

Nonfiction

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence by Michael Pollan – Recommended by Theodora D. and Fritz D.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston – Recommended by Tracey B.
Erebus: One ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time by Michael Palin – Recommended by Phil F.
Calypso by David Sedaris – Recommended by Maggie A.
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy – Recommended by Mike B.
Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh – Recommended by Hayley D. Available as ebook only.
To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas – Recommended by Julie S.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover – Recommended by Dena Z. and Logan F.
Everything's Trash, But It's Ok by Phoebe Robinson – Recommended by Amy B.
Becoming by Michelle Obama – Recommended by Courtney M.
Sweet Home Cafe: A Celebration of African American Cooking by Albert Lukas – Recommended by Kimberly B.
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo – Recommended by Ame H.

Find our favorite children’s titles here and our favorite teen titles here.