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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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June Staff Picks
 
Open house

 

Open House
by Elizabeth Berg

Nights of rain and stars

 

Nights of Rain and Stars
by Maeve Binchy

Marlena : a novel

 

Marlena
by Julie Buntin

The Jane Austen Project

 

The Jane Austen Project
by Kathleen A Flynn

The daughter of Sherlock Holmes : a novel

 

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes
by Leonard Goldberg

The chalk pit

 

The Chalk Pit
by Elly Griffiths

Woman no. 17 : a novel

 

Woman No. 17
by Edan Lepucki

Down among the sticks and bones

 

Down Among the Sticks and Bones
by Seanan McGuire

A front page affair

 

A Front Page Affair
by Radha Vatsal

Murder between the lines

 

Murder Between the Lines
by Radha Vatsal


May Staff Picks
 
Café Neandertal: Excavating our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places by Beebe Bahrami

 

Café Neandertal: Excavating our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places
by Beebe Bahrami

Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story by Lee Berger

 

Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story
by Lee Berger

Skitter by Ezekiel Boone

 

Skitter
by Ezekiel Boone

Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong by Emily Brightwell

 

Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong
by Emily Brightwell

The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler

 

The Hearts of Men
by Nickolas Butler

A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

 

A Dog’s Way Home
by W. Bruce Cameron

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

 

Jonathan Unleashed
by Meg Rosoff

The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

 

The Warden’s Daughter
by Jerry Spinelli


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


 
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