Staff Favorites: Books We Enjoyed in 2016

book-imagination-pixabayWhat is the best book you read (or listened to) in 2016? When we asked our staff members, did they ever respond! To keep the list manageable, we pared it down to books that have been published in the last few years. Enjoy!

AYOTZINAPA, HORAS ETERNAS by Paula Mónaco Felipe (Spanish 364.154 M734 )

BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END by Atul Gawande (362.175 G284, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEARzbigmagic by Elizabeth Gilbert (153.35 G464, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book)

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (MYS, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

COOK KOREAN!: A COMIC BOOK WITH RECIPES by Robin Ha (641.59519 H111)

ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan (JFIC, Audiobook, Audio e-book)

ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell (YA FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book)

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (YA FIC, E-book, Audiobook)

FELLSIDEzfellside by M. R. Carey (FIC)

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON BY Kelly Regan Barnhill (JFIC, E-book)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by Jack Thorne (J & YA: 822.92 T511, E-book, Spanish Language)

HOMEWARD BOUND: THE LIFE OF PAUL SIMON by Peter Ames Carlin
(B S596)

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai (371.822 Y82, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print, Spanish Language)

ILLUMINAE (YA FIC, E-book, Audiobook) and the sequel GEMINA (YA FIC, Audiobook) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKSzimmortal by Rebecca Skloot (616.02774 S628, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print)

LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (FIC, Audiobook)

THE LONGEST DAY OF THE FUTURE by Lucas Varela (GN)

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (SF, Audiobook, Large Print)

ME BEFORE YOU and AFTER YOU by JoJo Moyes (ROM, E-book, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

MR. MERCEDES TRILOGYzmrmercedes (MR. MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS, and END OF WATCH) by Stephen King (HOR, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

THE PENNY POET OF PORTSMOUTH by Katherine Towler (811.54 T742)

REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron (MYS, Audiobook)

ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLACKJACK by Robert Knott (WES, Audiobook)

SACHIKO: A NAGASAKI BOMB SURVIVOR’S STORY by Caren Barzelay Stelson (940.54252 S824)

SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman (YA FIC)

THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS by various authors (306.73 S446)

A SEMI-CHARMING KIND OF LIFEzsemicharming by Suzanne Selfors (JFIC)

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (YA FIC, Audiobook)

SNOW WHITE by Matt Phelan (YAGN, JGN)

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel (FIC, E-book, Audiobook, Audio e-book, Large Print)

TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Doris Kearns Goodwin (973.7092, Large Print)

A THOUSAND NAKED STRANGER: A PARAMEDIC’S WILD RIDE TO THE EDGE AND BACK by Kevin Hazzard (362.18 H431)

THE TRESSPASSERztrespasser by Tana French (MYS, E-book)

TRUE BELIEVERS by Kurt Andersen (FIC)

THE UNFAIREST OF THEM ALL by Shannon Hale (JFIC)

WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk (JFIC, E-book)

YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler (792.7028 P743, E-book)

ZANE AND THE HURRICANE: A STORY OF KATRINA by W. R. Philbrick (JFIC)

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