Staff Favorite Books of 2013

Curl up with a good book this holiday season. These were some of our favorites this year:

Amy
Cross My Heart by James Patterson
My Story by Elizabeth Smart
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

 

Angela
Children's Books
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Children's Picture Books
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrations by Oliver Jeffers
If You Want to See A Whale by Julie Fogliano, illustrations by Erin E. Stead

Teen Books
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Carson Rae

Adult Books
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Beth
Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel
Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers by Dav Pilkey
Eat to Live Cookbook : 200 Delicious Nutrient-rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health by Joel Fuhrman
Fangirl  Rainbow Rowell
Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

Clare
One Thousand White Women : the Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Donna E.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hasseini
The Dinner by Herman Koch  (Audio book)
Gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn
Inferno by Dan Brown
Killing Floor by Lee Child
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
World War Z by Max Brooks (audio book)

Jen
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Kim
Favorite Children's Picture Book
Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman

Favorite Children's Fiction
Journey to the New World: the diary of Remember Patience Whipple by Kathryn Lasky

Favorite Children's Non-Fiction
You wouldn't want to be a Roman Gladiator by John Malam

Favorite Teen Fiction
The Fault in our Stars by John Greene

Favorite Adult Non-Fiction
Call the Midwife: a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth

Mary H.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Mary S.
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
The Perfume Collector by KathleenTessaro
Someone by Alice McDermott
Whistling past the graveyard by Susan Crandall

Nancy
The Chew, What's for Dinner? : Food, Life, Fun edited by Peter Kaminsky and Ashley Archer.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bicentennial History 2012 by Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial Committee.
From Time to Time : a Novel by Jack Finney
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
House : a Memoir by Michael Ruhlman
The Invention of Murder : How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders
Listening for Madeleine by Leonard S Marcus
Marmee & Louisa : the Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Mother by Eve LaPlante
Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson
Super Boys : the Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster---the Creators of Superman by Brad Ricca
The Unexpected Houseplant : 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Room in Your Home by Martin Tovah

Phil
Banksy : the Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones
Cooked : a Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
Exploding the Phone : the Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley
Gulp : Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Gunfight : the Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler.
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Musicophilia : Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Pandora's Lunchbox : How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner
Salt, Sugar, Fat : How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss