Staff Picks 2014

Top Picks! (* = number of staff recommendations)

  • The Book with No Pictures******
    by B.J. Novak
  • All the Light We Cannot See****
    by Anthony Doerr
  • The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion**
    by Fannie Flagg
  • A Christmas Prayer**
    by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • The Invention of Wings**
    by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Maze Runner Series**
    by James Dashner
  • Sycamore Row**
    by John Grisham
  • Wonder**
    by P. J. Palacio
  • 10% Happier
    by Dan Harris
  • Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success
    by Steve Harvey
  • Adultery
    by Paulo Coelho
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
    by Michael Scott
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
    by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Alpha Oops!
    by Alethea Kontis
  • The Always Divas Series/Books 1 & 2
    by E.N. Joy
  • And Then I Found You
    by Patti Callahan Henry
  • Angels Walking
    by Karen Kingsbury
  • Animal Farm
    by George Orwell
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
    by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
    by Cary Elwes
  • Asylum
    by Madeleine Roux
  • The Beach House
    by Jane Green
  • The Bedlam Detective
    by Stephen Gallagher
  • The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
    by Mark Bowden
  • Blessed Child
    by Ted Dekker
  • The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible … on Schindler’s List
    by Leon Leyson and Marilyn J. Harran
  • Bridge to Haven
    by Francine Rivers
  • by Reason of Insanity
    by Randy Singer
  • Catastrophe 1914
    by Max Hastings
  • Child of Mine
    by David and Beverly Lewis
  • The China Study
    by Colin T. Campbell
  • The Circle
    by Dave Eggers
  • Collected Short Stories: Volumes 1 & 2
    by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel
    by Haruki Murakami
  • Coming Home
    by Greg Ruth
  • The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook
  • Dad is fat
    by Jim Gaffigan.
  • Doll-baby
    by Laura Lane McNeal
  • Don’t Tell   Lisa Scottoline
  • Dorothy Must Die
    by Danielle Paige
  • Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
    by Christine O’Keefe Aptowicz
  • Dragonrider
    by Cornelia Funke
  • Emory’s Gift
    by W. Bruce Cameron
  • End of Eternity 
    by  Isaac Asimov
  • Existence
    by David Brin
  • The Eye of Minds
    by James Dashner
  • Fast Track
    by Julie Garwood
  • Fault in Our Stars
    by John Green
  • The Fifties
    by David Halberstam
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
    by Matthew Quick
  • The Furture for Curious People
    by Gregory Sherl
  • Gaining Ground
    by Forrest Pritchard
  • George Washington’s Secret Six : the Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution
    by Brian Kilmeade
  • Get in the Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance that Make a Difference
    by Cal Ripken, Jr. & ​Donald Phillips
  • Getting things off my chest: a Survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer
    by Melanie Young
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
    by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Good Omens
    by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • Graceling
    by Kristin Cashore
  • Haunting of Gabriel Ashe
    by Dan Poblocki
  • Have a nice guilt trip
    by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella.
  • Heart of the Matter
    by Emily Giffin
  • Hidden Blessings
    by Kimberly Cash Tate
  • How to Fight Presidents
    by Daniel O’Brien
  • The House of the Four Winds
    by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
  • The Hurricane Sisters
    by Dorthea Benton Frank
  • I Ain’t Me No More
  • If I Had Lunch With C. S. Lewis
    by Alister McGrath
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles. Hounded
    by Kevin Hearne
  • Jungle of Bones
    by Ben Mikaelsen
  • Killing Patton
    by Bill O’Reilly
  • Knitting Diaries
    by Debbi Macomber
  • The Last Original Wife
    by Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Lawless
    by Jeffrey Salane
  • Lawrence in Arabia
    by Scott Anderson
  • Leaving time
    by Jodi Picoult
  • A Library Book for Bear (Bear and Mouse)
    by  Bonny Becker
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
    by Bill Bryson
  • The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
    by  Louise Penny
  • The Martian
    by Andy Weir
  • M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)
    by Doreen Cronin
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
    by Ransom Riggs
  • More Than I Can Bear
    by E. N. Joy
  • Name of the Wind
    by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Naming
    by Alison Croggon
  • No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
    by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The One and Only
    by Emily Giffin
  • One Perfect Spring
    by Irene Hannon
  • One Summer
    by David Baldacci
  • The Orphan Master’s Son
    by Adam Johnson
  • Otis and the Puppy
    by  Loren Long
  • Out of My Mind
    by Sharon Draper
  • The Pagan Lord
    by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Paris Architect
    by Charles Belfoure**
  • Peace
    by Shelley Shephard Grey
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
    by Stephen Chbosky
  • Prisoner B-3087
    by Alan Gratz
  • The Queen of the Tearling
    by Erika Johansen
  • Reckless, the Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
    by Tom Claven
  • The Root Cause
    by Izabella Wentz
  • The Rosie Project
    by Graeme Simsion
  • Rude Bitches Make Me Tired: Slightly Profane and Entirely Logical Answers to Modern Etiquette Dilemmas
    by Celia Rivenbark
  • Ruth’s Journey
    by Donald McCaig
  • The Secret Olivia Told Me
    by E. N. Joy
  • The Selection
    by Kiera Case
  • The Sense of an Ending
    by  Julian Barnes
  • Seraphina
    by Rachel Hartman
  • Seven Things that Steal Your Joy
    by Joyce Meyer
  • The silver Lining : a Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
    by Hollye Jacobs.
  • Someone Else’s Love Story
    by Joshilyn Jackson
  • Somerset
    by Leila Meacham
  • Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
    by Jan Karon.
  • Strange but True South Carolina:  People, Places, & Things​   ​
    by Lynne Hall
  • The Stranger on the Train
    by Abbie Taylor
  • Super Sad True Love Story
    by Gary Shteyngart
  • The Target
    by David Baldacci
  • That Certain Summer
    by Irene Hannon
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
    by Emily Barker
  • These Broken Stars
    by Amie Kaufman
  • Thr3e
    by Ted Dekker
  • Top Secret Twenty-one
    by Janet Evanovich
  • Trapped
    by Irene Hannon
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
    by Betty Smith
  • Uganda be Kidding Me
    by Chelsea Handler
  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky
    by Nancy Horan
  • Until Tuesday
    by Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • The Walk series
    by Richard Paul Evans
  • Walking on Water
    by Richard Paul Evans
  • Want Not
    by Jonathan Miles
  • War Dogs
    by Rebecca Frankel
  • We Were Liars
    by E. Lockhart