Staff Picks: 2021
Looking for a good read? Our staff always have something to suggest … read on!
Dianne's Favorites of the Year
As the calendar winds down, our Director, Dianne Hathaway always selects her favorite book of the year. In 2021 she read just under 60 books, still off her pre-COVID pace. She had many favorites (see below), and after weeks of pondering, the one that rose to the top is The Guncle by Steven Rowley!
A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South by Cinelle Barnes
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories by Caroline Kim
West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Guncle by Steven Rowley
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light by Hellen Ellis
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
Call Me Esteban by Lejla Kalamujic
The Shell Collector: Stories by Anthony Doerr
Introducing Pick of the Week Short Videos
New in 2021! Brought to you by Goffstown TV and our staff – “Librarian’s Pick of the Week” short videos. Catch each episode on YouTube and see what titles are on our minds.
These short videos also air on local access Comcast Community Ch. 16 (Goffstown).
Staff Picks are a year-round display at the Library that you can browse when you visit our online catalog, too. Scroll down to Staff Reads whenever you visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/search.