Staff Reading Picks

The Golden Couple

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkhanen

The River

Peter Heller


Lauren Groff

Mrs. March

Virginia Feito

The Windsor Knot

SJ Bennett

Every Last Fear

Alex Finlay

Weather: A Novel

Jenny Offil

Send for Me

Lauren Fox

The Burning God

R.F. Kuang


Cory Doctorow

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley


Art Spiegelman

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

Fun Home

Alison Bechdel


Kurt Vonnegut

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

The Color Purple

Alice Walker


Marjane Satrapi

The Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult


Toni Morrison

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Less Than Zero

Bret Easton Ellis

The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

We Are the Ants

Shaun David Hutchinson

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

The Relive Box

T.C. Boyle


Lauren Groff


Anthony So

A Few Of The Girls

Maeve Binchy

Lot: Stories

Bryan Washington

You Have A Friend In 10A

Maggie Shipstead

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Get in Trouble

Kelly Link

Tenth of December

George Saunders

Interpreter Of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

Sour Heart

Jenny Zhang

Uncommon Type

Tom Hanks

Beautiful Days

Joyce Carol Oates

Grand Union

Zadie Smith

Bark: Stories

Lorrie Moore

Homesick For Another World

Ottessa Moshfegh

Collected Fictions

Jorge Luis Borges

The Complete Stories

Flannery O'Connor

Clouds And Eclipses

Gore Vidal

Time Is A Mother

Ocean Vuong

American Melancholy

Joyce Carol Oates

The Carrying

Ada Limon

Make Me Rain

Nikki Giovanni

Vinegar Hill

Colm Toibin

Wade in the Water

Tracy K. Smith


Sharon Olds

Musical Tables

Billy Collins


John Freeman

A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver

The Complete Poetry

Maya Angelou

Why Poetry

Matthew Zapruder

A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver

Vera: A Novel

Carol Edgarian

How to Fail at Flirting

Denise Williams

Two Girls Down

Louisa Luna

White Ivy

Susie Yang

Black Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse

Milk Fed

Melissa Broder

Our Darkest Night

Jennifer Robson

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

When Ghosts Come Home

Wiley Cassh


Jill McCorkle

Utopia Avenue

David Mitchell

The Echo Wife

Sarah Gailey

We Begin at the End

Chris Whitaker

Invisible Girl

Lisa Jewell

The Cold Millions

Jess Walter


Pete Beatty

A Deadly Education

Naomi Novik


Sue Miller

The Sirens of Mars

Sarah Stewart Johnson

The Orchard

David Hopen


Bryan Washington

The End of the Day

Bill Clegg


Charlotte McConaghy

Friends and Strangers

Courtney Sullivan

Survivor Song

Paul Tremblay

Enter the Aardvark

Jessica Anthony

The Mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

True Story

Kate Reed Petty

A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende

Night Theater

Vikram Paralkar


Laird Hunt

Clark and Division

Naomi Hirahara

Fiona and Jane

Jean Chen Ho

Rise: My Story

Lindsey Vonn

Writers & Lovers

Lily King

The Survivors

Jane Harper

Eight Perfect Murders

Peter Swanson

A Good Neighbor

Therese Anne Fowler

Take Me Apart

Sara Sligar

The Fixed Stars: A Memoir

Molly Wizenberg

Come Tumbling Down

Seanan McGuire

Lady Clementine

Marie Benedict

Dear Edward

Ann Napolitano

The Resisters

Gish Jen

Things in Jars

Jess Kidd

When We Were Vikings

Andrew David MacDonald

The Vanished Birds

Simon Jimenez


Susanna Clarke

Big Lies in a Small Town

Diane Chamberlain

The Shadows

Alex North


Julia Alvarez

Weather: A Novel

Jenny Offill

Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

Lot: Stories

Bryan Washington

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward


Yaa Gyasi

The City We Became

N.K. Jemisin

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Deacon King Kong

James McBride

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

Lady Sings the Blues

William Dufty

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

The Fire This Time

Jesmyn Ward

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

The Evening Road

Laird Hunt

Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead


Octavia E. Butler

The Sellout

Paul Beatty


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Broken People

Sam Lansky

Author in Chief

Craig Fehrman

Shakespeare for Squirrels

Christopher Moore

The Second Sleep

Robert Harris

The World That We Knew

Alice Hoffman


Blake Crouch

Lost Roses

Martha Hall Kelly

The Escape Room

Megan Goldin

Trace of Evil

Alice Blanchard

The River

Peter Heller

Normal People

Sally Rooney

The Guest Book

Sarah Blake

Mostly Dead Things

Kristen Arnett

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

David Chang

Vesper Flights: Essays

Helen MacDonald

Winter Grave

Helene Tursten

Cartier's Hope


Oona Out of Order

Margarita Montimore


Elizabeth Wetmore

How Quickly She Disappears

Raymond Fleischmann

You Were There Too

Colleen Oakley

Separation Anxiety

Laura Zigman

My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

Long Bright River

Liz Moore

Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo

The Last Train to London

Meg Waite Clayton

Cold Storage

David Koepp

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

Mary Laura Philpott

The Last Romantics

Tara Conklin

Home Before Dark

Riley Sager

Of Women and Salt

Gabriela Garcia

The Chestnut Man

Soren Sveistrup

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

The Most Fun We Ever Had

Claire Lombardo

Three Women

Lisa Taddeo

Cape May: A Novel

Chip Cheek

Lanny: A Novel

Max Porter

Toil & Trouble

Augusten Burroughs

Imaginary Friend

Stephen Chbosky

Resistance women : a novel

Jennifer Chiaverini

The Night Before

Wendy Walker

How Not to Die Alone

Richard Roper

The Dakota Winters

Tom Barbash

The Sun Collective

Charles Baxter


Laura Sims

The Adults

Caroline Hulse

Family Trust

Kathy Wang

Lights All Night Long

Lydia Fitzpatrick


Philippa Gregory

Inland: A Novel

Tea Obreht

The Ferel Detective

Jonathan Lethem

Unsheltered:A Novel

Barbara Kingsolver

The Witch Elm

Tana French

Lake Success

Gary Shteyngart

In Pieces: A Memoir

Sally Field

She Would Be King

Wayetu Moore

When the English Fall

David Williams

Miss Burma

Charmaine Craig

Rabbit Cake

Annie Hartnett

The Perfect Nanny

Leila Slimani

The Wife Between Us

Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The High Season

Judy Blundell


Sarah Perry

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Drunks : an American History

Christopher M. Finan

The Baker's Secret

Stephen P. Kiernan

Her Every Fear

Peter Swanson

Dear Mrs. Bird

AJ Pearce

Baby Teeth

Zoje Stage

Ginny Moon

Benjamin Ludwig

The Old Man

Perry, Thomas

My Ex-Life

Stephen McCauley

The Perfect Mother

Aimee Molloy

Wade in the Water: Poems

Tracy K. Smith

And Now We Have Everything

Meaghan O'Connell

Celine: A Novel

Peter Heller


Beth Macy

Fierce Kingdom

Gin Phillips

The Almost Sisters

Joshilyn Jackson