Staff Picks: 2022

Looking for something new to read or listen to? We’ve compiled a list of staff favorites of 2022, we hope this inspires you to pick up something new! Place your request or check one out today and enjoy a good read.

Dianne's Favorites of the Year

Every December our Director, Dianne Hathaway, selects her favorite book of the year. In 2022, she read over 60 books, nine of which have been rated with 5 stars, the highest she rates any title. These are the finalists, in no particular order:

  • Dolphin Junction by Mick Herron
  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  • Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan
  • The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

Dianne’s favorite of 2022 was Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan.

Staff Picks

Books are displayed atop bookshelves, beneath the words Staff Picks at the library.

Staff Picks are on display year-round on the shelves at the center of the second floor, and they change often. You can also browse this selection when you visit the online catalog.

Weekly Staff Picks on YouTube

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