Summer Staff Picks 2022

Memoir

Because Summer vacations involve travel and travel calls for a great audiobook!

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Magical Realism

Because any vacation to Italian should feel like it has a hint of magic to it!

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Contemporary

Because it had us at Cape Cod but also gave us intrigue, secrets, and friendship to make it the ideal Summer read!

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Romance

Because nothing starts Summer off better than a good romance between authors (according to librarians).

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Adventure

Because sometimes the greatest Summer adventure is best read about while lounging by the side of the pool!

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Women's Fiction

Because nothing says Summer to a New Jerseyan like the word "boardwalk" (although this particular one is in California).

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Spring Staff Picks 2022

Thriller

Because cherry blossoms aren't the only thrill in Washington DC this Spring!

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Contemporary

Because being meta in any season is fun: A book about reading lists featured on a reading list!

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Contemporary

Because reading and drinking (blush) wine in an Adirondack chair seems like a very Spring appropriate activity!

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Romance

Because April showers bring May flowers and May flowers all have their own meanings!

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Nonfiction

Because Spring is all about new beginnings, new attitudes and new badasses!

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Fantasy

Because Father's Day is technically in Spring and Anansi takes Dad Jokes to a whole other level!

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Winter Staff Picks 2022

Thriller

Because a romantic weekend away is still possible in the winter, just make sure to check the weather forecast... and the guest list.

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Contemporary

Because family bonds are best explored while wrapped in a cozy blanket, drinking hot chocolate.

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Mystery

Because a (possible) murder on the snow-covered streets of London is not only a good way to start a mystery but also a good way to start a new series!

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Thriller

Because silent snowfalls and silent patients can hide an amazing amount of secrets!

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Non Fiction

Because whether you are dressing it up for the cold weather or taking it to the gym (hi New Year's resolutions), the human body is a fascinating thing!

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Horror

Because nothing says "Heeerrreee's Winter!" like being snowed in at a secluded hotel in Colorado!

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Fall Staff Picks 2021

Thriller

Because you can still go away for a thrilling destination weekend in the fall!

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Ghost Story

Because sweater-weather and vengeful ghosts go hand in hand, right?

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Mystery

Because who wouldn't want to solve the mystery of why a stranger wrote you into their will?

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Thriller

Because doubling down on thrillers, inheritances, and murder is never a bad idea (fictionally speaking)!

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Graphic Novel

Because isn't everyone's favorite thing monsters (at least during Halloween)!?

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Horror

Because nothing says fall like an adult Scooby Gang tangling with some real Lovecraftian nightmares!

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Summer Staff Picks 2021

Contemporary

Because nothing says summer like a classic beach read!

Classic

Because going to Brighton is still a valid vacation destination 200+ years later!

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True Crime

Because it's best to read about actual murder when you are on a crowded sunny beach! 

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Historical

Because vacation allows you to visit different places but books allow you to visit different eras!

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Fantasy

Because we encourage reading about libraries in every season!

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Mystery

Because travelling in style is a big part of vacation (although we hope murder isn't)!

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