Winter Reading Ideas: Staff Favorites of 2020

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We would not dream of celebrating the start of a new year without first cheering the reads that proved exciting company during the last. Choose one of these 2020 staff favorites to kick off your own Winter Reading season, and let us know if you agree! Most are available in both physical and digital collections. Contact us for help with access or to request a title hand-picked just for you.

 Top Favorite!

House in the Cerulean Sea book cover

Liz, Al, Denise, and Kelda recommend
The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune

Vanished Birds book cover

Al recommends
Vanished Birds 
Simon Jimenez

Witch Hat Atelier book cover

Abby recommends
Witch Hat Atelier series
Kamome Shirahama

Dont Go Without Me book cover

John recommends
Don’t Go Without Me
Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

From Scratch book cover

Jenny recommends
From Scratch
Tembi Locke

Frankly in Love book cover

Andrea recommends
Frankly in Love
David Yoon

When All Is Said book cover

Laura recommends
When All Is Said
Anne Griffin

Foul Is Fair book cover

Cathleen recommends
Foul Is Fair
Hannah Capin

Anxious People book cover

Denise recommends
Anxious People
Fredrik Backman
narrated by Marin Ireland

Sellout book cover

Chelsea recommends
The Sellout
Paul Beatty

Nothing to See Here book cover

Nancy recommends
Nothing to See Here
Kevin Wilson
narrated by Marin Ireland

House in the Cerulean Sea book cover

Andrea recommends
Stamped
Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
narrated by Jason Reynolds

Ninth House book cover

Liz recommends
Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo

Leave the World Behind book cover

Kelda recommends
Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam
narrated by Marin Ireland

Slaughter House-Five book cover

John recommends
Slaughterhouse-Five
Ryan North
illustrated by Albert Monteys
story by Kurt Vonnegut

Charming as a Verb book cover

Jenny recommends
Charming as a Verb
Ben Philippe