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2018 Staff Picks for Adults


Like our lists from previous years, our staff picks reflect the wonderfully diverse reading tastes of our library staff. See what your favorite librarian is reading and pick up a copy!

Here are our favorite books from 2018:


Praise Song For the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden – Recommended by Gay Lynn V.
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso – Recommended by Patty C. and Susan S.
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara – Recommended by Amanda S.
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – Recommended by Kendall H.
After Anna by Lisa Scottoline – Recommended by Anthony P.
Death is not Enough by Karen Rose – Recommended by Tiffany A. Available as ebook only
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan – Recommended by Lisa K.
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole – Recommended by Alicia A.
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel by Sarah Bird – Recommended by Kareemah H.
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova – Recommended by Dawn C.
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell – Recommended by Mike S.
Florida by Lauren Groff – Recommended by Barbara J.
Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison – Recommended by Rick S.
Stray City by Chelsey Johnson – Recommended by Lindsey H.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – Recommended by Aimee H.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – Recommended by Sharon C.
The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen – Recommended by Pam M.
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig – Recommended by Savannah C.
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers – Recommended by Elizabeth P.
This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero – Recommended by Hannah T.
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – Recommended by Barbara B.


How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence by Michael Pollan – Recommended by Theodora D. and Fritz D.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston – Recommended by Tracey B.
Erebus: One ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time by Michael Palin – Recommended by Phil F.
Calypso by David Sedaris – Recommended by Maggie A.
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy – Recommended by Mike B.
Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh – Recommended by Hayley D. Available as ebook only.
To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas – Recommended by Julie S.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover – Recommended by Dena Z. and Logan F.
Everything's Trash, But It's Ok by Phoebe Robinson – Recommended by Amy B.
Becoming by Michelle Obama – Recommended by Courtney M.
Sweet Home Cafe: A Celebration of African American Cooking by Albert Lukas – Recommended by Kimberly B.
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo – Recommended by Ame H.

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