See what staff are reading (and recommending!) and see the young adult librarians' selections.
Bob Bjoring (Central)
Tim Carrier (Central)
- The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.
Anne Chiles (Central)
Nancy Cook (Central)
- Vanished by Sheela Chari.
- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick.
Meredith Dickens (Gordon)
- Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs by Ken Jennings.
- Embassytown by China Mieville.
- Also see my recommendations on the Gordon Avenue Library staff picks page
Krista Farrell (Central)
- Poster: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses by Claire Dederer.
Noelle Funk (Scottsville)
- The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt.
Willow Gale (Bookmobile)
Gary Grant (Albemarle Trustee)
- The Orchard: A Memoir by Adele Crockett Robertson.
John Halliday (Central)
Holly Huffman (Greene)
- Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage by Richard Stengel.
- Also see my recommendations on the Adult Mystery Series Authors page
Lindsay Ideson (Northside)
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman.
Rhonda Johnson (Crozet)
- Vanished by Gary D. Schmidt.
Jackie Lichtman (Central)
- Selected Stories by Alice Munro.
Russ Lyttleton (Central)
- The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough.
Joyce MacDonald (Central)
- Let's Take the Long Way Home: a Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell.
Gail Ott (Louisa)
Willoughby Parks (Central)
- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.
Heather Pehnec (Central)
- The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Kevin Brockmeier.
David Plunkett (Central)
- The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer.
- The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White by Henry Wiencek.
Stella Pool (Central)
- World Without End by Ken Follett.
Ginny Reese (Greene)
- Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Wiener by Ursula Vernon.
- The False Friend by Myula Goldberg.
- No Such Thing As Dragons by Philip Reeve.
Jacqueline Rice (Central)
Wendy Saz (Crozet)
- Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan.
- Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
- Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden.
Linda Smoke (Central)
- The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.
Phoebe Anne Tucker (Nelson)
- The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair