Staff Top 5 Picks of 2022

Chantelle: Deputy Library Director

  1. The Love Hypothesis, by Ali Hazelwood
  2. Mad Man, by Onley James
  3. Murder At McDonald’s: The Killers Next Door, by Phonse Jessome
  4. Your Sound, by Katia Rose
  5. Heartstopper Volume 1, by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper vol 1 cover

Leslie: Advocate Branch

  1. Bloody Rose, by Nicholas Eames
  2. Light from Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki
  3. Nona the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir
  4. This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar
  5. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, by Becky Chambers
Gideon the ninth cover

Archan: Pugwash Branch

  1. The Love Story of Missy Carmichael, by Beth Morrey
  2. Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted, by Suleika Jaouad
  3. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
  4. What Strange Paradise, by Omar El Akkad
  5. The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult
Winter Garden Cover

Aaron: Headquarters

  1. Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat
  2. Skeleton Crew, by Stephen King
  3. To Build a Fire, by Jack London
  4. The Mabinogion, translated by Sioned Davies
  5. Greenhouse Gardening, by Jason Johns

Charlotte: Headquarters

  1. Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager
  2. The Paris Apartment, by Lucy Foley
  3. Dead Silence, by S.A. Barnes
  4. The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang
  5. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson

Mary: Pugwash

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  2. The Spoon Stealer, by Lesley Crewe
  3. The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Book Woman’s Daughter, Kim Michele Richardson
  5. The Lost Girls of Willowbrook, by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Grace: Amherst

  1. The Gunslinger, by Stephen King
  2. The Drawing of Three, by Stephen King
  3. Superman: Red Son, by Mark Millar
  4. Wolverine: Old Man Logan, by Mark Millar
  5. Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller

Lisa: Amherst

  1. The Witches of Moonshyne Manor, by Bianca Marais
  2. The Ex-husband, by Karen Hamilton
  3. One Step Too Far, by Lisa Gardner
  4. Local Gone Missing, by Fiona Barton
  5. Marrying the Ketchups, by Jennifer Close

HenriEtta: Springhill

  1. Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner
  2. Dead Silence, by S.A. Barnes
  3. Cunning Folk, by Adam Nevill
  4. The Last Mrs. Parrish, by Liv Constantine
  5. The Watchers, by A.M. Shine

Adam: Headquarters

  1. About Our Schools: Improving On Previous Best, by Tim Brighouse and Mick Waters
  2. Rooms of Their Own: Where Great Writers Write, by Alex Johnson and James Oses
  3. Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills, from the how-to-experts at Storey Publishing
  4. Look at This if You Love Great Art: A Critical Curation of 100 Essential Artworks, by Chloë Ashby
  5. Cinema Speculation, by Quentin Tarantino

Dianna: Amherst

  1. The Water Keeper, by Charles Martin
  2. Horse, by Geraldine Brooks
  3. Virgil Wander, by Leif Enger
  4. The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip, by Sara Brunsvold
  5. The Incredible Winston Browne, by Sean Dietrich

Cathy: Springhill

  1. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
  2. Necessary Lies, by Diane Chamberlain
  3. Dishing the Dirt, by M.C. Beaton
  4. The Rural Entrepreneur John Bragg: The Force Behind Oxford Frozen Foods and Eastlink, by Donald Savoie
  5. The Spoon Stealer, Lesley Crewe

Patrick: Oxford

  1. Rave, by Jessica Campbell
  2. Ducks, by Kate Beaton
  3. Condolady, by Elisabeth Belliveau
  4. Masterpiece Comics, by R. Sikoryak
  5. Take the Long Way Home, by Jon Claytor

Megan: Oxford

  1. How Lucky, by Will Leitch
  2. Aunty Lee’s Delights, by Ovidia Yu
  3. Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King
  4. The Mammy, by Brendan O’Carroll
  5. Familiar Things, by Huang Sok-Yong