Staff Picks
This list contains some of our staff members' all-time favorite reads and has been revised to include staff favorites from 2021. From classics and cozy mysteries to satire and psychological thrillers, there's a book in this list for everyone. While some are bestsellers, we guarantee there is at least one you haven't read.



American Dirt

by Jeanine Commins




As Sweet As Honey

by Indira Ganesan


At Home In Mitford

by Jan Karon




Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue


The Book of Magic

by Alice Hoffman


The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill

by Abbi Waxman




The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Diaz


Damnation Spring

by Ash Davidson


Deadly Nightshade

by Cynthia Riggs


Death by Darjeeling

by Laura Childs


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman


The Exiles

by Christina Baker Kline




The Fifteen Wonders Of Daniel Green

by Erica Boyce


Girl In Translation

by Jean Kwok


The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

by Kelli Estes


Goodbye Vitamin

by Rachek Khong


The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah


The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer




The Heart Principle

by Helen Hoang


The Home for Unwanted Girls

by Joanna Goodman


The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

by Billie Letts


The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street

by Susan Jan Gilman


The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop And Cafe

by Mary Simses


Josh And Hazel's Guide To Not Dating

by Christina Lauren


July's People

by Nadine Gordimer


The Known World

by Edward P. Jones


Maisie Dobbs

by Jacqueline Winspear


Meet Me At The Museum

by Anne Youngson




Mr. Splitfoot

by Samantha Hunt


My Absolute Darling

by Gabriel Tallent




Necessary Lies

by Diane Chamberlain


Nectar in a Sieve

by Kamala Markandaya








One Day in December

by Josie Silver


The Persian Pickle Club

by Sandra Dallas




The Pillars of the Earth

by Ken Follett


Pomegranate Soup

by Marsha Mehran




The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion


Rules of Civility

by Amor Towles


The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd




Sharp Objects

by Gillian Flynn


The Shell Seekers

by Rosamunde Pilcher


The Space Between Us

by Thrity Umrigar


The Spellman Files

by Lisa Lutz






The Tale Of Genji

by Murasaki Shikibu




To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee


The Toss of a Lemon

by Padma Viswanathan


A Trace Of Deceit

by Karen Odden




Where'd You Go Bernadette

by Maria Semple




The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn