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Staff Picks

Thirteen Reasons Why
STAFF PICK | September

Jay Asher

“ Compelling and a bit dark, I could not put this book down once I started it. It also gives you some interesting food for thought. ”
Bethany
Ready Player One
STAFF PICK | September

Ernest Cline

“ This is a fantastic book and a must read if you love video games, 80’s pop culture references or adventures. ”
Bethany
The Dragonriders of Pern
STAFF PICK | September

Anne McCaffrey

“ If you’re looking for a fantastic world to get lost in, Anne Mccaffrey’s Dragonrider series is a great choice. Plus it has telepathic, teleporting dragons so you can’t really go wrong. ”
Bethany
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
STAFF PICK | September

Tom Robbins

“ This CIA agent hates guns, carries two, venerates innocence, chases after his adolescent stepsister, scoffs at superstition, and finds himself confined to a wheelchair by a curse. It's a book of strangely profound one-liners. Don't read it in public if you’re a shy laugher. ”
Mariah
The Name of the Wind
STAFF PICK | September

Patrick Rothfuss

“ Finally an epic fantasy for everyone, and I mean that. You get all the fantasy goodness of a notorious young wizard making trouble and chasing damsels, but in a poetic style you would expect from literary fiction. Think wizarding college for the kids too smart and mischievous for Hogwarts, with some real insights into rebuilding trust and love. ”
Mariah
The Crown Affair
STAFF PICK | September

Jeanie Franz Ransom

“ My mom is and always has been my favorite author. No one person has had a greater influence on the way I read, write, speak, and think. The Crown Affair is her latest book. It's a nursery-rhyme spoof of hard-boiled (pun definitely intended) detective books that stars Humpty Dumpty's wise-cracking brother. I guess I'm a little biased, but I'm hoping you'll just give this talented writer (who, yes, happens to be my mother) the attention she deserves. ”
Brian
Dubliners
STAFF PICK | September

James Joyce

“ Here's your yearly reminder that James Joyce is still worth reading. The last paragraph of the final story contains some of my favorite writing ever. ”
Brian
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
STAFF PICK | September

Tomie dePaola

“ Tomie dePaola was a staple of my childhood, and this book is my personal favorite of his. Read it and cry, and do your best to someday see the miracle that is Texas Bluebonnet Season. ”
Hollye
STAFF PICK | September

Hilton Als

“ An enthralling collection of essays covering the arts, culture, race, sexuality and so much more. Als is a beautiful writer and there is a stunning contrast between his dreamy prose and the piercing subjects he tackles. Individual essays make for great reading on a subway commute, but beware of missing your stop; it's easy to get lost in this book. ”
Heidi
The Best of Everything
STAFF PICK | September

Rona Jaffe

“ Did Mad Men leave a hole inside your soul that you worry will never be filled? Let's be friends, and read this book. ”
Hollye

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