Staff Reads: Favorites — 2014

Heart from a book pagesNot surprisingly, Elkhart Public Library employees love to read. Here are our favorites of 2014 — not necessarily new books; just those we most enjoyed reading or listening to in the past year.

THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE (PROM) by Lauren Dane

BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (MYS) • Amazing book!

THE BOOK OF THREE by Lloyd Alexander (JF, Audiobook)

BROKEN OPEN by Lauren Dane (PROM, eBook)

CARSICK by John Waters (791.430233 W329c)

CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDSFavBks-Closeyour by Chris Bohjalian (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith (Mystery, Large Print, eBook, Audiobook)

DEAR GIRLS ABOVE ME: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY by Charlie McDowell (813.6 M138)

DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl (FIC)

THE DISASTER ARTIST: MY LIFE INSIDE THE ROOM, THE GREATEST BAD MOVIE EVER MADE by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell (791.4372 S494)

DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King (HOR, Large Print, Audiobook)

ELEPHANT COMPANY: THE INSPIRING STORY OF AN UNLIKELY HERO AND THE ANIMALS WHO HELPED HIM SAVE LIVES IN WORLD WAR II by Vicki Croke (940.54259 C943)

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTSFavBks-GirlGifts by M.R. Carey (FIC)

GOD LESS AMERICA by Todd Starnes (323.442 S795)

THE HUNGER GAMES Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (YF, FIC, SF, Large Print, Audiobook, eAudiobook)

I SAW HER STANDING THERE by Marie Force (PROM)

IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS by Erik Larson (943.086 L334, Large Print, eBook, Audiobook)

JOSIAH FOR PRESIDENT by Martha Bolton (IF)

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (FIC, Large Print, eBook, Audiobook)

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (SF, eBook, Audiobook)

MR. MERCEDES by Stephen King (HOR, Large Print, eBook, Audiobook, eAudiobook)

NIGHTFavBks-Night by Elie Wiesel (940.5318 W651, Audiobook)

THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths (MYS)

PAW AND ORDER by Spencer Quinn (MYS)

PEANUT BUTTER AND CUPCAKE by Terry Border (JE)

RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESS by Jennifer Ashely (PROM)

SANDMAN SLIM by Richard Kadrey (FAN, Audiobook)

SANDY: LA HISTORIA DEL CREADOR DE SUEÑOS by William Joyce (JE Spanish language)

SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts (FIC)

THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith (MYS, Large Print, eBook, Audiobook)

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGEFavBks-This is by Ann Patchett (813.54 P294, Audiobook)

THE WEIRD SISTERS by Eleanor Brown (FIC, eBook, Audiobook)

THE TIGER’S WIFE by Tea Obreht (FIC, eBook, Audiobook)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee; read by Sissy Spacek (Audiobook) • Also available at EPL in FIC, Large Print, Young Adult Classics, Spanish Language, and Nonfiction (literature)

TOWNIE: A MEMOIR by Andre Dubus (813.54 D8212, eBook, Audiobook)

WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb (FIC, Large Print, Audiobook)

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