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   Read, Watch, Listen: Top 5 Staff Reads of 2019

Top Staff Reads from 2019

Top 5 reads of 2019 by library staff

These are the favourite books that staff read last year. They didn't have to be books published in 2019 or even be library books, just something they really enjoyed reading last year.

Adam – Cataloguing, HQ
Cicada by Shaun Tan
Wit's End: what wit is, how it works, and why we need it by James Geary
Palaces for the People: how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life by Eric Klinenberg
Under Pressure: confronting the epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls by Lisa Damour
Humans: a brief history of how we f---ed it all up by Tom Phillips

Archan – Pugwash Library
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Beartown by Fredrick Backman
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Indian Horse by Richard Wagemese

Chantelle - Deputy Chief Librarian
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Can't Escape Love by Alyssa Cole
Beard with Me by Penny Reid
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
Beard Science by Penny Reid

Denise - Chief Librarian
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Help for the Haunted by John Searles
No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs by Lezlie Lowe
The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

Dianna - Four Fathers Library, Amherst
Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
One Second After by William R Forstchen
Present Over Perfect: leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living / by Shauna Niequist
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Eva – Springhill Miners Memorial Library
The curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
Ibitsu by Haruto Ryo
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
One Minute Later by Susan Lewis

Greg – Technology Trainer
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland
Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P Lovecraft
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi
Shiver: selected stories by Junji Ito
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Vader by Kieron Gillen

Henri Etta – Four Fathers Library, Amherst
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
From the Ashes: my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way by Jesse Thistle
The Troop by Nick Cutter
Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Kristy – Office Manager, HQ
The Giver by Lois Lowry
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
First Degree by Kayla Hounsell
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe

Mary – Pugwash Library
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Vox by Christina Dalcher
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Megan – Oxford Library
The Institute by Stephen King
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoag
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

Sammy – Children and Adults Reading Together (CART) program
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon