Staff Picks

Titles Suggested by Staff at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: AWESOME AUDIOBOOKS

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

Artemis

Andy Weir

Beartown

Fredrik Backman

Becoming

Michelle Obama

Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

Calypso

David Sedaris

Career of Evil

Robert Galbraith

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow

Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

Dopesick

Beth Macy

Educated

Tara Westover

End of Watch

Stephen King

Finders Keepers

Stephen King

Good Neighbor

Maxwell King

Home

Julie Andrews

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

In Pieces

Sally Field

Lethal White

Robert Galbraith

Me

Elton John

Pet Sematary

Stephen King

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

The Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith

The Great Alone

Kristin Hannah

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The One Man

Andrew Gross

The Silkworm

Robert Galbraith

There There

Tommy Orange

Transcription

Kate Atkinson

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: BETTER LIVING

Breath

James Nestor

Breathe

Belisa Vranich

Radical Candor

Kim Malone Scott

The Cozy Life

Pia Edberg

The Curated Closet

Anuschka Rees

We Need to Talk

Celeste Anne Headlee

What Would Buddha Say?

Barbara Ann Kipfer

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: BIOGRAPHY

Becoming Dr. Seuss

Brian Jay Jones

Code Name

Larry Loftis

Dutch Girl

Robert Matzen

Edison

Edmund Morris

First

Evan Thomas

Hollywood's Eve

Lili Anolik

House of Dreams

Liz Rosenberg

Lady First

Amy S. Greenberg

Our Man

George Packer

Serving the Servant

Danny Goldberg

Spearhead

Adam Makos

The Kennedy Heirs

J. Randy Taraborrelli

The Contender

William J. Mann

The Good Neighbor

Maxwell King

The Mastermind

Evan Ratliff

Young Castro

Jonathan M. Hansen

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: BOOK CLUB PICKS

A Walk Across the Sun

Corban Addison

At the Edge of the Haight

Katherine Seligman

Atonement

Ian McEwan

Beartown

Fredrik Backman

Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

Chemistry

Weike Wang

Every Bone a Prayer

Ashley Blooms

Finding Dorothy

Elizabeth Letts

From Scratch

Tembi Locke

I Liked My Life

Abby Fabiaschi

I Will Always Write Back

Caitlin Alifirenka

Lilac Girls

Martha Hall Kelly

The Cactus

Sarah Haywood

The Last Mrs. Parrish

Liv Constantine

The One Man

Andrew Gross

The Other Mrs.

Mary Kubica

The Space Between Us

Thrity N. Umrigar

The Summer Wives

Beatriz Williams

The Sun Does Shine

Anthony Ray Hinton

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

When All is Said

Anne Griffin

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: BOOKS TO MAKE YOU CRY

A Dog's Purpose

W. Bruce Cameron

Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

I Liked My Life

Abby Fabiaschi

It Ends with Us

Colleen Hoover

Me Before You

Jojo Moyes

One Day

David Nicholls

Only Child

Rhiannon Navin

What Remains

Carole Radziwill

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: BRITISH SUSPENSE

Disclaimer

Renee Knight

I Found You

Lisa Jewell

The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides

The Widow

Fiona Barton

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: CELEBRITY MEMOIR

Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

Bossypants

Tina Fey

Dirty Daddy

Bob Saget

Home

Julie Andrews

Me

Elton John

Naturally Tan

Tan France

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Over the Top

Jonathan Van Ness

Troublemaker

Leah Remini

Wildflower

Drew Barrymore

Yes Please

Amy Poehler

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS

Blue Ethel

Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Firefighter Duckies!

Frank W. Dormer

Interrupting Chicken

David Ezra Stein

Moo!

David LaRochelle

Skippyjon Jones

Judith Byron Schachner

Tap the Magic Tree

Christie Matheson

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: FANTASY

Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman

Elevation

Stephen King

Highfire

Eoin Colfer

Jane, Unlimited

Kristin Cashore

Magic for Liars

Sarah Gailey

Neverwhere

Neil Gaiman

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

Stardust

Neil Gaiman

The Girl in the Tower

Katherine Arden

The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

Uprooted

Naomi Novik

While Beauty Slept

Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: GRAPHIC NOVELS

Adulthood is a Myth

Sarah Andersen

Big Mushy Happy Lump

Sarah Andersen

Herding Cats

Sarah Andersen

Hey, Kiddo

Jarrett Krosoczka

Illegal

Eoin Colfer

In Love & Pajamas

Catana Chetwynd

Nimona

ND Stevenson

Primer

Jennifer Muro

This Was Our Pact

Ryan Andrews

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: GREAT FICTION

A Good Neighborhood

Therese Fowler

A Window Opens

Elisabeth Egan

Accidents of Marriage

Randy Susan Meyers

After the End

Clare Mackintosh

Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson

Anxious People

Fredrik Backman

Attachments

Rainbow Rowell

Beartown

Fredrik Backman

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Patti Callahan Henry

Britt-Marie Was Here

Fredrik Backman

Chemistry

Weike Wang

Class Mom

Laurie Gelman

Daisy Jones & the Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Everybody's Son

Thrity N. Umrigar

Fox 8

George Saunders

How to Walk Away

Katherine Center

Imagine Me Gone

Adam Haslett

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Saint X

Alexis Schaitkin

Sold

Patricia McCormick

Something Missing

Matthew Dicks

Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

The Buffalo Soldier

Chris Bohjalian

The Gifted School

Bruce W. Holsinger

The Golden Son

Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Night Ocean

Paul LaFarge

The Other Mother

Matthew Dicks

The Same Sky

Amanda Eyre Ward

The Story Hour

Thrity N. Umrigar

The Two-family House

Lynda Cohen Loigman

This Close to Okay

Leesa Cross-Smith

Us Against You

Fredrik Backman

What Alice Forgot

Liane Moriarty

When I Ran Away

Ilona Bannister

Young Jane Young

Gabrielle Zevin

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: GREAT NON-FICTION

A Cat's Tale

Paul Koudounaris

A World Without Work

Daniel Susskind

Beautiful Boy

David Sheff

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow

Charged

Emily Bazelon

Dreamland

Sam Quinones

Forty Autumns

Nina Willner

Hillbilly Elegy

J. D. Vance

Humans

Tom Phillips

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Missoula

Jon Krakauer

Night

Elie Wiesel

Race Against Time

Jerry Mitchell

Strays

Britt Collins

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch

The Middle Place

Kelly Corrigan

The Mighty Franks

Michael Frank

We Need to Talk

Celeste Anne Headlee

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: HIGH SCHOOL NUTMEG 2021

American Road Trip

Patrick Flores-Scott

Dread Nation

Justina Ireland

The Nowhere Girls

Amy Lynn Reed

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: HISTORICAL FICTION

Atonement

Ian McEwan

Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein

Finding Dorothy

Elizabeth Letts

I Always Loved You

Robin Oliveira

Mudbound

Hillary Jordan

Next Year in Havana

Chanel Cleeton

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

Prisoner B-3087

Alan Gratz

Ross Poldark

Winston Graham

The Enigma Game

Elizabeth Wein

The Paris Wife

Paula McLain

The Absolutist

John Boyne

The House at Tyneford

Natasha Solomons

The Kitchen House

Kathleen Grissom

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

The One Man

Andrew Gross

The Sandcastle Girls

Chris Bohjalian

The Undertaking

Audrey Magee

While We're Far Apart

Lynn N. Austin

Winter Sisters

Robin Oliveira

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: HISTORY & STATECRAFT

Climate of Hope

Michael Bloomberg

Gumption

Nick Offerman

Why Wall Street Matters

William D. Cohan

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: HORROR & SPOOKY STORIES

Ararat

Christopher Golden

Bird Box

Josh Malerman

Bone White

Ronald Damien Malfi

Dead of Night

Jonathan Maberry

Final Girls

Riley Sager

Fragile Things

Neil Gaiman

Last Days

Adam L. G. Nevill

The Descent

Jeff Long

The Lesser Dead

Christopher Buehlman

The Ruins

Scott Smith

The Stand

Stephen King

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: INTERMEDIATE NUTMEG 2021

Front Desk

Kelly Yang

I Love You, Michael Collins

Lauren Baratz-Logsted

New Kid

Jerry Craft

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: MEMOIRS

Becoming

Michelle Obama

Between Two Kingdoms

Suleika Jaouad

Black is the Body

Emily Bernard

Blood

Allison Moorer

Call the Midwife

Jennifer Worth

Five Days Gone

Laura Cumming

Here We Are

Aarti Namdev Shahani

I Will Always Write Back

Caitlin Alifirenka

In Pain

Travis N. Rieder

Permanent Record

Edward J. Snowden

Solitary

Albert Woodfox

Survival Math

Mitchell S. Jackson

Tell Me More

Kelly Corrigan

The Beneficiary

Janny Scott

The Salt Path

Raynor Winn

The Sun Does Shine

Anthony Ray Hinton

The Undying

Anne Boyer

The Yellow House

Sarah M. Broom

Unfollow

Megan Phelps-Roper

Wesley the Owl

Stacey O'Brien

Wild Game

Adrienne Brodeur

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: MIDDLE SCHOOL NUTMEG 2021

New Kid

Jerry Craft

Nyxia

Scott Reintgen

Small Spaces

Katherine Arden

The Belles

Dhonielle Clayton

The Night Diary

Veera Hiranandani

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

Career of Evil

Robert Galbraith

Dark Places

Gillian Flynn

Darktown

Thomas Mullen

Her Every Fear

Peter Swanson

In the Woods

Tana French

Lethal White

Robert Galbraith

Moriarty

Anthony Horowitz

Not a Sound

Heather Gudenkauf

People Like Her

Ellery Lloyd

The Child

Fiona Barton

The Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith

The Ex

Alafair Burke

The Force

Don Winslow

The Holdout

Graham Moore

The Last Flight

Julie Clark

The Push

Ashley Audrain

The Silkworm

Robert Galbraith

The Wife Between Us

Greer Hendricks

Blink

Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell

Thing Explainer

Randall Munroe

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: ROMANTIC BOOKS

All About Us

Tom Ellen

All Your Perfects

Colleen Hoover

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

Forever, Interrupted

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Ghosted

Rosie Walsh

In Five Years

Rebecca Serle

Miss You

Kate Eberlen

November 9

Colleen Hoover

On Second Thought

Kristan Higgins

The Friend Zone

Abby Jimenez

The Light We Lost

Jill Santopolo

The Royal We

Heather Cocks

The Sight of You

Holly Miller

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: SCIENCE FICTION

Afterlife

Marcus Sakey

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein

Dark Matter

Blake Crouch

Early Riser

Jasper Fforde

Eleanor

Jason Gurley

Golden Son

Pierce Brown

Habitat

Simon Roy

Morning Star

Pierce Brown

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

Red Rising

Pierce Brown

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

The Fold

Peter Clines

The Martian

Andy Weir

Walkaway

Cory Doctorow

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: SOCIAL JUSTICE

Beartown

Fredrik Backman

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Biased

Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Charged

Emily Bazelon

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli

Missoula

Jon Krakauer

Punishment Without Crime

Alexandra Natapoff

Race Against Time

Jerry Mitchell

Separate

Steve Luxenberg

Tears We Cannot Stop

Michael Eric Dyson

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander

The Same Sky

Amanda Eyre Ward

The Sun Does Shine

Anthony Ray Hinton

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: STRONG WOMEN

Atomic Love

Jennie Fields

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

Mary Coin

Marisa Silver

Push

Sapphire

Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

Serena

Ron Rash

Someone

Alice McDermott

Spy

Danielle Steel

The Paris Library

Janet Skeslien Charles

The End of Always

Randi Davenport

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

The Promise

Ann Weisgarber

The Rose Code

Kate Quinn

True Sisters

Sandra Dallas

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: TEEN FANTASY

Ballad

Maggie Stiefvater

Caraval

Stephanie Garber

Chalice

Robin McKinley

Revenge of the Witch

Joseph Delaney

Sabriel

Garth Nix

Shadows

Robin McKinley

Shiver

Maggie Stiefvater

The Alchemyst

Michael Scott

The Diviners

Libba Bray

The Last Magician

Lisa Maxwell

The Outcasts

John Flanagan

The Ruins of Gorlan

John Flanagan

Throne of Glass

Sarah J. Maas

Truthwitch

Susan Dennard

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: TEEN FAVORITES

Clap when You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

Felix Ever After

Kacen Callender

One of Us is Next

Karen M. McManus

BERLIN-PECK PICKS: TEEN PARANORMAL

Camp So-and-So

Mary McCoy

Serpent & Dove

Shelby Mahurin

Storm and Fury

Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

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