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Staff Reading Picks

Mouth to Mouth

Antoine Wilson

The Postmistress of Paris

Meg Waite Clayton

The Liar's Dictionary

Eley Williams


Kate Morton

The Great Reclamation

Rachel Heng

The Night Flowers

Sara Herchenroether

We are the Light

Matthew Quick

Ozark Dogs

Eli Cranor

What Moves the Dead

T. Kingfisher

Nightbitch: A Novel

Rachel Yoder

Winter Counts: A Novel

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

The Exiles : A Novel

Christina Baker Kline

The Exiles : A Novel

Christina Baker Kline

Everybody Knows

Jordan Harper

Signal Fires: A Novel

Dani Shapiro

Island Queen: A Novel

Vanesa Riley

Rikers : An Oral History

Graham Rayman

The Dead are Gods

Eirinie Carson

Dear Miss Metropolitan

Carolyn Ferrell

Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller

The Maidens: A Novel

Alex Michaelides

We Spread

Iain Reid

Age Of Vice: A Novel

Deepti Kapoor

The Terraformers

Annalee Newitz

Reckless Girls

Rachel Hawkins

Birnam Wood

Eleanor Catton

Infinity Gate

M.R. Carey

The Lost Americans

Christopher Bollen

Users: A Novel

Colin Winnette

City on Fire

Don Winslow

Fellowship Point

Alice Elliott Dark

Don't Fear the Reaper

Stephen Graham Jones

Flight: A Novel

Lynn Steger Strong

The Photographer

Mary Dixie Carter

Hour of the Witch

Chris Bohjalian

Nine Lives: A Novel

Peter Swanson

Greenwich Park: A Novel

Kathrine Faulkner

How Beautiful We Were

Imbolo Mbue

The Code Breaker

Walter Isaacson

The Lost Village

Camilla Sten

Dava Shastril's Last Day

Kirthana Ramisetti

Every Vow You Break

Peter Swanson

Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir

The Passanger

Cormac McCarthy

Lucy by the Sea

Elizabeth Stout

Northern Spy

Flynn Berry

Mother May I

Joshilyn Jackson

The Lost Aothecary

Sarah Penner

Broken Horses: A Memoir

Brandi Carlile

All Her Little Secrets

Wanda Morris

A Good Neighborhood

Therese Anne Fowler

A Burning

Megha Majumdar

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Man in the Woos

Scott Spencer

All About Me

Mel Brooks

The Nineties

Chuck Klosterman

Finding Me

Viola Davis

The Love of My Life

Rosie Walsh

Of Women and Salt: A Novel

Gabriela Garcia

Ghost Eaters

Clay McLeod Chapman

Beautiful Country: A Memoir

Qian Julie Wang

Hollow Kingdom

Kira Jane Buxton

The Book of Gutsy Women

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

The Night Ship

Jess Kidd

Gold Diggers

Sanjena Sathian


Kaitlyn Greenidge

Great Circle

Maggie Shipstead

Good Eggs

Rebecca Hardiman

Hello, Molly!

Molly Shannon

I Rember You

Brian Freeman

Finding the Mother Tree

Suzanne Simard


Belinda Bauer

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

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

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