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

Staff Picks are a year-round display at the Library that you can browse when you visit our online catalog.

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