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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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March Staff Picks
 
The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon

 

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
by Kevin Fedarko

Mother, daughter, me : a memoir

 

Mother, Daughter, Me: A Memoir
by Katie Hafner

The descendants

 

The Descendants
by Kaui Hart Hemmings

The invention of wings

 

The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd

River road

 

River Road
by Jayne Ann Krentz

Son of a gun : a memoir

 

Son of a Gun: A Memoir
by Justin St. Germain

 

The devil's arithmetic

 

The Devil’s Arithmetic
by Jane Yolen

 

 


February Staff Picks
 
The boy on the porch

 

The Boy on the Porch
by Sharon Creech

Labor Day

 

Labor Day
by Joyce Maynard

The pursuit of Mary Bennet : a Pride and prejudice novel

 

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet
by Pamela Mingle

Where'd you go, Bernadette

 

Where’d you go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple


January Staff Picks
 
The circle

 

The Circle
by Dave Eggers

A confederation of valor : Valor's choice ; The better part of valor

 

Valor’s Choice
by Tanya Huff

The boy on the wooden box : how the impossible became possible... on Schindler's list

 

The Boy on the Wooden Box
by Leon Leyson

History decoded : the 10 greatest conspiracies of all time

 

History Decoded
by Brad Meltzer

The bookstore

 

The Bookstore
by Deborah Meyler

Trading in danger

 

Trading in Danger
by Elizabeth Moon

This is the story of a happy marriage

 

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
by Ann Patchett

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock

 

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
by Matthew Quick

Fangirl

 

Fangirl
by Rainbow Rowell

The Rosie project

 

The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion

Navigating Early

 

Navigating Early
by Claire Vanderpool

Rose under fire

 

Rose Under Fire
by Elizabeth Wein

  Winter's bone

 

Winter’s Bone
by Daniel Woodrell

 

November Staff Picks
 
Goodbye for now

 

Goodbye for Now
by Laurie Frankel

Between, Georgia

 

Between, Georgia
by Joshilyn Jackson

Apocalypse cow

 

Apocalypse Cow
by Michael Logan

After her

 

After Her
by Joyce Maynard

The Scorpio Races

 

The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater

Racing in the rain : my life as a dog

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

  Paperboy

 

Paperboy
by Vince Vawter

 

October Staff Picks
 
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Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson

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Emerald Green
by Kerstin Gier

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Gods in Alabama
by Joshilyn Jackson

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Biting the Sun
by Tanith Lee 

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Every Day
by David Levithan

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The Owl & Moon Café
by JoAnn Mapson

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Incarnate
by Jodi Meadows

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Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver

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Looking for Palestine
by Najla Said

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Dream Thieves
by Maggie Stiefvater

 

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Saga
by Brian K. Vaughan

 

 


September Staff Picks
 
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Heirs and Graces
by Rhys Bowen 

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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
by Matthew Dicks

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Dead, White, and Blue
by Carolyn Hart

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Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
by Eric Litwin

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The Falling Machine
(Society of Steam #1)
by Andrew P. Mayer   

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Hearts of Smoke and Steam
(Society of Steam #2)
by Andrew P. Mayer

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Power Under Pressure
(Society of Steam #3)
by Andrew P. Mayer   

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Life After Life
by Jill McCorkle

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The Returned
by Jason Mott

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Goat Mountain
by David Vann

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Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told In Haiku
by Lee Wardlaw

 

 
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