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Monthly Staff Picks

Looking for something good to read? Try some of our monthly staff picks. These books were read and enjoyed by people who work right here at Glendale Public Library -- and we're people who know books. Click on the image or the title to read a summary and/or place a hold on the book. Feel free to ask any of our staff to recommend some good books when you visit us in person, too.

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April Staff Picks
 
Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel

 

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian

She's not there : a life in two genders

 

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
by Jennifer Finney Boylan

A study in brimstone

 

Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone
by G.S. Denning

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Arrows of the Queen
by Mercedes Lackey

Six wakes

 

Six Wakes
by Mur Lafferty

Brother's ruin

 

Brother’s Ruin
by Emma Newman


March Staff Picks
 
A darkness absolute : a novel

 

A Darkness Absolute
by Kelley Armstrong

The Case of the green-dressed ghost

 

The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost
by Lucy Banks

The dog, Ray

 

The Dog, Ray
by Linda Coggin

Pets on the couch : neurotic dogs, compulsive cats, anxious birds, and the new science of animal psychiatry

 

Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
by Nicholas H. Dodman

Furry logic : the physics of animal life

 

Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life
by Matin Durrani

The nightwalker

 

The Nightwalker
by Sebastian Fitzek

The inquisitor's tale, or, The three magical children and their holy dog

 

The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
by Adam Gidwitz

Bookburners. Season 1

 

Book Burners: Season 1
by Max Gladstone

The lost temple

 

The Lost Temple
by Tom Harper

Pompeii : a novel

 

Pompeii
by Robert Harris

The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
by Marie Kondo

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir : a novel

 

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
by Jennifer Ryan

 

All fall down : a novel

All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner

 


February Staff Picks
 
The hanging tree

 

The Hanging Tree
by Ben Aaronovitch

A weekend to change your life : find your authentic self after a lifetime of being all things to all people

 

A Weekend to Change Your Life
by Joan Anderson

Being with Rachel : a story of memory and survival

 

Being with Rachel
by Karen Brennan

Beautiful music for ugly children

 

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

In the great green room : the brilliant and bold life of Margaret Wise Brown

 

In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown
by Amy Gary

The little Paris bookshop : a novel

 

The Little Paris Bookshop
by Nina George

Snowblind

 

Snowblind
by Ragnar Jonasson

Seven things that steal your joy : overcoming the obstacles to your happiness

 

Seven Things That Steal Your Joy: Overcoming the Obstacles to Your Happiness
by Joyce Meyer

Behind her eyes : a novel

 

Behind Her Eyes
by Sarah Pinborough

Phoenix

 

Phoenix
by S.F. Said

  All fall down : a novel

 

All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner

 

January Staff Picks
 
The terranauts

 

The Terranauts
by T.C. Boyle

The dog, Ray

 

The Dog, Ray
by Linda Coggin

The burning page

 

The Burning Page
by Genevieve Cogman

Room

 

Room
by Emma Donoghue

The unspoken

 

The Unspoken
by Heather Graham

You should have known

 

You Should Have Known
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Seven women : and the secret of their greatness

 

7 Women: and the Secret of Their Greatness
by Eric Metaxas

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

 

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah


December Staff Picks
 
The bookshop on the corner : a novel

 

The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel
by Jenny Colgan

First garden : the White House garden and how it grew

 

First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew
by Robbin Gourley

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry

 

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce

All the presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses : how the White House grounds have grown with America

 

All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses: How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America
by Marta McDowell

Frank and Lucky get schooled

 

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
by Lynne Rae Perkins

First light

 

First Light
by Bill Rancic

Shock and awe : glam rock and its legacy from the seventies to the twenty-first century

 

Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century
by Simon Reynolds

How I live now

 

How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff

  Are we there yet?

 

Are We There Yet?
by Dan Santat

 

November Staff Picks
 
The heart goes last

 

The Heart Goes Last
by Margaret Atwood

The girl who drank the moon

 

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Regan Barnhill

Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd

 

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
by C. Alan Bradley

The bookshop on the corner : a novel

 

The Bookshop on the Corner
by Jenny Colgan

Lost & found

 

Lost and Found
by Brooke Davis

A Christmas message : a novel

 

A Christmas Message
by Anne Perry


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