2019 Staff Picks for Adults
This year was a great year at HCPL! We had a great time with Lisa Scottoline at All Henrico Reads, had a blast with Summer Reading, and opened the new Fairfield Library. We also read a lot of great books that we would love to share with you.
Here are our favorite books for adults from 2019:
The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates – recommended by Fritz D. at Varina and Angie B. at Library Administration
An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen – recommended by Michelle C. at Tuckahoe
Exhalation by Ted Chiang – recommended by William A. at Fairfield
Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch – recommended by Lindsey H. at Libbie Mill
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher – recommended by Mike H. at Fairfield
The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher – recommended by Kristina C. at Library Administration
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell – recommended by Patty C. at Library Administration
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – recommended by Amy C. at Tuckahoe
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips – recommended by Courtney W. at Libbie Mill
Recursion by Blake Crouch – recommended by Maggie A. at Tuckahoe
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – recommended by Haven H. at Gayton
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa – recommended by Susan L. at Libbie Mill
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong – recommended by Amanda S. at Fairfield
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton – recommended by Barbara B. at Library Administration
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – recommended by Kimberly B. at Outreach
Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – recommended by Kendall H. at Library Administration
Lager Queen of Minnesota by Ryan Stradal – recommended by Lisa K. at Glen Allen
Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce by A L Herbert – recommended by Teshawna T. at Sandston Also available on Hoopla.
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves – recommended by Savannah C. at Library Administration
Island of Sea Women by Lisa See – recommended by Gay Lynn V. at Twin Hickory
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – recommended by Alicia A. at Library Administration
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei – recommended by Rachel S. at Fairfield and Sarah C. at Glen Allen Also available on Hoopla.
How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones – recommended by Amy B. at Libbie Mill
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley – recommended by Hayley D. at Twin Hickory
Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic by Ben Westhoff – recommended by Mike B. at Libbie Mill Also available on Hoopla.
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe – recommended by Kelsey C. at Varina
Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom – recommended by Tracey B. at Libbie Mill Also available on Hoopla.
D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose – recommended by Penelope F. at Varina
The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's "Maids for Virginia" by Jennifer Potter – recommended by Kareemah H. at Varina
Let’s Make Ramen by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan – recommended by Antonia P. at Fairfield
An Economist Walks Into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk by Allison Schrager – recommended by Hannah T. at Fairfield