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Top Staff Reads from 2018

Top 5 reads of 2018 by library staff

These are the favourite books that staff read last year. They didn't have to be books published in 2018 or even be library books, just something they really enjoyed reading last year.

Adam - Cataloguer
The Common Good by Robert B. Reich
The Pier Falls: and other stories by Mark Haddon
Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: the Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Tóibín
The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner
Harry Potter: A Journey through a History of Magic, from the British Library

Allison - Springhill Miners Memorial Library
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shinning Women by Kate Moore
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Archan – Pugwash Library
The Nightingale by Kristine Hannah
Palestine by Joe Sacco
Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

Chantelle - Deputy Chief Librarian
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Beard Science by Penny Reid
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
The Duke Buys a Brideby Sophie Jordan

Denise - Chief Librarian
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
American War by Omar El Akkad
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Dianna – Four Fathers Library, Amherst
The Space Between Words by Michelle Phoenix
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Eagle & Crane by Suzanne RIndell
Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel

Fiona - Youth Services Librarian
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel
Just Jen by Jen Powley
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

HenriEtta - Four Fathers Library, Amherst
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Kristy - Secretary, HQ
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
From Mopping Floors to Making Millions by Ronne Brown
Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe
Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Lisa - Four Fathers Library, Amherst
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
A noise downstairs by Linwood Barclay
The death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Witch of painted sorrows by M.J. Rose
Shelter in place by Nora Roberts

Mary – Pugwash Library
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Megan – Oxford Library
Nannie Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Any Man by Amber Tamblyn
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan