MPPL Staff Favorites of 2017

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Take a moment to reflect: what did you love this year?

As 2017 is drawing to a close, MPPL staff took time to look back on everything they watched, read, listened to, and played throughout the year in order to choose some of their favorite items they experienced. With forty staff members sharing, you’re bound to find plenty to add to your own reading, listening, watching, and gaming lists!

Picture of Erin

 
Audiobook: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Book: Her Right Foot
by Dave Eggers
Book: The Empty Grave
by Jonathan Stroud

Picture of Chelsea

Audiobook: Touch
by Courtney Maum
Audiobook: The Fix: Volume 1
by Nick Spencer
BookBrief Histories of Everyday Objects
by Andy Warner

Picture of Joanne

CD: Colors
by Beck
Book: Where’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple
Book: This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

by Gabourey Sidibe

Picture of Jessica

Book: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sánchez
DVD: Bleach anime series
Book: Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
retold by Jon Scieszka

Picture of Claire

Book: Moxie
by Jennifer Mathieu
Book: Auma’s Long Run

by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo
DVD: I Am Not Your Negro

Picture of Anne

DVD: Lion
Book: A Casualty of War
by Charles Todd

Picture of Caitlin

Book: The Talisman
by Stephen King and Peter Straub
DVD: Power Rangers
CD: Strange Desire
by Bleachers

Picture of Chris

Book: Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
Book: Artemis
by Andy Weir
Book: The Empty Grave
by Jonathan Stroud

Picture of Michael

Book: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
by Lucia Berlin
Book: The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
CD: Travelogue
by Blues Traveler

Picture of Taylor

Book: Storm Front
by Jim Butcher
Book: Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
DVD: The Newsroom: The Complete First Season

Picture of Rebeca

Audiobook: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Book: The Last Black Unicorn
by Tiffany Haddish
Book: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sánchez

Picture of Linda

Book: Defending Jacob
by William Landay
Book: Out of the Silent Planet
by C. S. Lewis
Book: The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman

Picture of Amy

CD: Joanne
by Lady Gaga
Audiobook: The Boy on the Bridge
by M. R. Carey
Book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

Picture of John

CD: Drunk
by Thundercat
Book: Spinning
by Tillie Walden
DVD: Twin Peaks
 

Picture of Jennifer

Book: Meddling Kids
by Edgar Cantero
Book: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
by Theodora Goss
Book: Everything You Want Me to Be
by Mindy Mejia

Picture of Elizabeth

Audiobook: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Audiobook: Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee
Book: Waking Gods
by Sylvain Neuvel
 

Picture of Donna

Book: The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
DVD: The Good Place: Season One
Book: Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid

Picture of Joe

Graphic Novel: The Flintstones: Volume One & Two
by Mark Russell
Graphic Novel: Hot Dog Taste Test
by Lisa Hanawalt
Video Game: The Last of Us

Picture of Allison

Book: The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use It for Life
by Twyla Tharp
Book: Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World
by Rutger Bregman
Graphic Novel: March
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin 

Picture of Nancy

Book: Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen
Book: Another Brooklyn
by Jacqueline Woodson
Book: Today Will Be Different
by Maria Semple

Picture of Rosemary

Book: Glass Houses
by Louise Penny
Audiobook: The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman
Book: Killing Season
by Faye Kellerman

Picture of Eva

DVD: Hidden Figures
DVD: Queen of the Desert
Book: A Column of Fire
by Ken Follett

Picture of Mary

Audiobook: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Audiobook: Listen Slowly
by Thanhha Lai
Book: Boy on the Bridge
by M. R. Carey
 

Picture of Sam

Audiobook: First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies
by Kate Andersen Brower
Audiobook: To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Audiobook: Shutter Island
by Dennis Lehane

Picture of Evan

DVD: The Good Place: Season One
Book: Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
by John Hodgman
CD: The Nashville Sound
by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Picutre of Julie

Book: In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes
by Deborah Madison
DVD: Séraphine
Song: Piano Concerto no 1 in C major, op 15
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Tafelmusik
 

Picture of Dale

Book: Horrorstör
by Grady Hendrix
Audiobook: Set the Boy Free: The Autobiography
by Johnny Marr
CD: Sleep Well Beast
by The National

Picture of Jenny

Book: Sonata Mulaticca: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
by Rita Dove
Book: Home Fire

by Kamila Shamsie
Book: Version Control
by Dexter Palmer
 

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