Staff Picks

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We change out the staff picks monthly so you'll always find something new to read! Do you enjoy thrillers, like Mary? Literary fiction, like Damita? Or non-fiction, like Bill? Find the bookseller that matches your taste and you can be confident that you'll enjoy your purchase. 

This month's Picks are:


Angie - Our resident children's book expert, also enjoys literary fiction. She is an admirer of quality writing.

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl - A must for any food lover . . . Reichl is a warm, intimate writer. She peels back the curtain to a glamorous time of magazine-making. You’ll tear through this memoir.

The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar - This wonderful novelloosely a sequel to The Spaces Between Us—is the rich, moving story of an amazing friendship, one that would never have occurred under the old restrictions of India and in the new India feels its tentative way. 

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie - A hugely enjoyable romp of a novel with eccentric characters, a delightful background and a savoury tang of crime.

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan - Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after?


Damita - "I primarily read literary fiction and short story collections. I'm also a fan of Southern literature, the darker, the better! I do enjoy reading quality juvenile fiction and young adult books when I can. I have more books in my growing stacks than I'll ever be able to read in this lifetime!"

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips - Spellbinding, moving--evoking a fascinating region on the other side of the world--this suspenseful and haunting story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer.

The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith - A portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Southernmost by Silas House - An urgent and beautifully written literary thriller about a man on the run that explores themes like the pain of atonement and the necessity of reconciliation, being published at a time when understanding across cultural and political divides seems wider than ever.


Mary - "I am a sucker for a good thriller, or Sci-Fi but occasionally I will cleanse the pallet with a great literary fiction or biography. I also enjoy books that have a little fantasy or paranormal aspects to them. Just enough to make it slightly otherworldly."

Recursion by Blake Crouch - As soon as I saw Blake Crouch’s name, I scooped this book up. As a huge fan of Dark Matter, I knew I was in for a treat. I haven’t been this satisfied with a book in a long time. Hitting and exceeding all of my expectations, this one will be hard to beat as my favorite book of the year.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig - Both incredibly poignant and unceasingly charming, How to Stop Time is the story of a man who has an abundance of time and a scarcity of love.


Tracy - Her tastes are all over the board; a lover of nature, thrillers, and humor, her picks will keep you on your toes. 

The Second Mountain by David Brooks - #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

The Secret Wisdom of Nature by Peter Wohlleban - Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter?


Beth - "I am mostly a fiction reader, especially literary and historical fiction.  I do not read suspense or thrillers.  Non-fiction favorites are those that are narrative, and I read from all over the store."

Paris 7 A.M. by Liza Wieland - Poignant and captivating, Liza Wieland’s Paris, 7 A.M. is a beautifully rendered take on the formative years of one of America’s most celebrated—and mythologized—female poets.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier - A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring


Tyler

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende - Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. 

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day...quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant