book recommendation


Staff Pick of the Week : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

This week’s staff pick is an old staffer favorite, and one that at least one of our staffer’s periodically rereads, because it’s that good.   The novel is written entirely in letters and diary entries, and is completely engaging and utterly delightful. ““ I wonder how the book got to […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Sabriel by Garth Nix

Filled with magic, necromancy, ‘zombies’, a talking cat, and a teenage girl having to save her father and well, the world.  This is a wonderful adventure and the beginning of the Abhorsen trilogy, although Sabriel can be read as a standalone novel.  Perfect for young and old readers, this has […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

This week’s staff pick is weird but really good (reportedly).   Hawkins has been repeatedly hailed as a cross between Neil Gaiman and Joe Hill, and the genre-bending The Library at Mount Char definitely reflects that.    This is a novel where you won’t know what’s going on immediately, but it’s an […]


Staff Pick of the Week: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This week’s staff pick is the debut from author Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes.  Our staffer found it powerful, harsh, and multifaceted.  On the surface, they said it seems like ‘one of those’ fantasy novels, but it quickly sucked them in, and they really enjoyed it.  The first […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

This week’s staff pick is the beginning of a new children’s/YA series full of adventure, male and female heroines, and the interesting and bizarre.  Our staffer found it refreshing, original, and highly recommends it.  Those who loved The Golden Compass, and fans of Garth Nix, Diana Wynne, Jones, and Tamora Pierce […]