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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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November Staff Picks
 
Gutenberg's apprentice : a novel

 

Gutenberg's Apprentice
by Christie, Alix.

Redeployment

 

Redeployment
by Phil Klay

The winter people

 

Winter People
by Jennifer McMahon

The Boundless

 

Boundless
by Kenneth Oppel

 

The Hawley book of the dead : a novel

 

Hawley Book of the Dead
by Chrysler Szarlan

 

 


October Staff Picks
 
Somewhere safe with somebody good

 

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
by Jan Karon

Orphan train : a novel

 

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

A river Sutra

 

A River Sutra
by Gita Mehta

The night circus

 

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

Ghost seer

 

Ghost Seer
by Robin D. Owens

Paw and order

 

Paw and Order
by Spencer Quinn

Murder in Murray Hill

 

Murder in Murray Hill
by Victoria Thompson

Illusions of fate

 

Illusions of Fate
by Kiersten White


September Staff Picks
 
Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby

 

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
by Sarah Churchwell

Saving Lucas Biggs

 

Saving Lucas Biggs
by Marisa de Los Santos
and David Teague

Henry's sisters

 

Henry’s Sisters
by Cathy Lamb

Windfallen

 

Windfallen
by Jojo Moyes

 

Riding the bus with my sister : a true life journey

Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
by Rachel Simon

 

 


August Staff Picks
 
Simply perfect

 

Simply Perfect
by Mary Balogh

The phantom of Fifth Avenue : the mysterious life and scandalous death of heiress Huguette Clark

 

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
by Meryl Gordon

The book of life : a novel

 

The Book of Life
by Deborah Harkness

The silver linings playbook

 

The Silver Linings Playbook
by Matthew Quick

 

The care and management of lies : a novel of the great war

 

The Care and Management of Lies
by Jacqueline Spears

 

 


July Staff Picks
 
The third plate : field notes on the future of food

 

The Third Plate
by Dan Barber

Outlander

 

Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon

The possibilities

 

The Possibilities
by Kaui Hart Hemmings

A game of thrones

 

A Song of Ice and Fire (series beginning with A Game of Thrones)
by George R.R. Martin

The girl you left behind

 

The Girl You Left Behind
by Jojo Moyes

Margarita Wednesdays : making a new life by the Mexican sea

 

Margarita Wednesdays
by Deborah Rodriguez

The late scholar : the new Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery

 

The Late Scholar
by Jill Paton Walsh

That summer

 

That Summer
by Lauren Willig


June Staff Picks
 
Mark of the lion

 

Mark of the Lion
by Suzanne Arruda

The orchardist : a novel

 

The Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin

The circle

 

The Circle
by Dave Eggers

For the benefit of those who see : dispatches from the world of the blind

 

For the Benefit of Those Who See
by Rosemary Mahoney

The Martian : a novel

 

The Martian
by Andy Weir

The secret life of Violet Grant

 

The Secret Life of Violet Grant
by Beatriz Williams


 
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