Staff Picks

Titles Suggested by Staff at Windsor Public Libraries

INDIGENOUS VOICES

Crazy Horse Weeps

Joseph Marshall

Empire of Wild

Cherie Dimaline

Fry Bread

Kevin Noble Maillard

Heart Berries

Terese Marie Mailhot

Hearts Unbroken

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Highway of Tears

Jessica McDiarmid

I Am Not a Number

Jenny Kay Dupuis

Lakota America

Pekka Hämäläinen

The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich

The Round House

Louise Erdrich

The Three-cornered War

Megan Kate Nelson

There There

Tommy Orange

This Land is Their Land

David J. Silverman

Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie

Voices of the Winds

Margot Edmonds

We Are Grateful

Traci Sorell

We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom

Who Was Maria Tallchief?

Catherine Gourley

Who Was Sitting Bull?

Stephanie Spinner

PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
BLACK EXCELLENCE

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Binti

Nnedi Okorafor

Black Buck

Mateo Askaripour

Clap when You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

Hood Feminism

Mikki Kendall

Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

Libertie

Kaitlyn Greenidge

No Gods, No Monsters

Cadwell Turnbull

Piecing Me Together

Renée Watson

Queenie

Candice Carty-Williams

Sankofa

Chibundu Onuzo

Sorrowland

Rivers Solomon

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

The Year of the Witching

Alexis Henderson

This Poison Heart

Kalynn Bayron

We Are Not Like Them

Christine Pride

White Smoke

Tiffany D. Jackson

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

Afterland

Lauren Beukes

California

Edan Lepucki

Fallout

Todd Strasser

Goldilocks

Laura Lam

I Am Legend

Richard Matheson

One Second After

William R. Forstchen

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood

Robopocalypse

Daniel H. Wilson

Rot & Ruin

Jonathan Maberry

Severance

Ling Ma

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch

The Book of M

Peng Shepherd

The Dog Stars

Peter Heller

The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin

The Forever War

Joe W. Haldeman

The Gone-away World

Nick Harkaway

The Last

Hanna Jameson

The Last Policeman

Ben H. Winters

The Marrow Thieves

Cherie Dimaline

The Passage

Justin Cronin

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

Warm Bodies

Isaac Marion

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

JUNETEENTH

Barracoon

Zora Neale Hurston

Juneteenth

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Juneteenth

Joanna Ponto

Juneteenth

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Juneteenth Jamboree

Carole Boston Weatherford

On Juneteenth

Annette Gordon-Reed

READ A BOOK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Dry

Neal Shusterman

Fire in Paradise

Alastair Gee

Goldilocks

Laura Lam

New York 2140

Kim Stanley Robinson

The Marrow Thieves

Cherie Dimaline

The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells

Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

Windfall

McKenzie Funk

READ A BOOK ABOUT OR SET IN THE OUTDOORS

Be Not Far from Me

Mindy McGinnis

Bewilderment

Richard Powers

Damnation Spring

Ash Davidson

Fuzz

Mary Roach

Hike

Pete Oswald

Once There Were Wolves

Charlotte McConaghy

The Edge of Anything

Nora Carpenter

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

Upstream

Mary Oliver

Wild

Cheryl Strayed

READ A BOOK ABOUT OR SET IN THE PLACE YOU GREW UP

Brass

Xhenet Aliu

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Crystal Maldonado

Junk Boy

Tony Abbott

Old Newgate Road

Keith Scribner

Spindle City

Jotham Burrello

The Wartime Sisters

Lynda Cohen Loigman

READ A BOOK SET IN OR ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA

Cantoras

Carolina De Robertis

Deep Down Dark

Héctor Tobar

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Furia

Yamile Saied Méndez

Hunting Eichmann

Neal Bascomb

Infinite Country

Patricia Engel

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez

Out of the Silence

Eduardo Strauch Urioste

Papillon

Henri Charrière

Perla

Carolina De Robertis

The Summer Prince

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Woven in Moonlight

Isabel Ibañez

READ A BOOK TIED TO YOUR ANCESTRY

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Beautiful Country

Qian Julie Wang

Bellewether

Susanna Kearsley

Conjure Women

Afia Atakora

From Scratch

Tembi Locke

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Henna Artist

Alka Joshi

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

Inheritance

Dani Shapiro

Miles Morales

Jason Reynolds

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

People of the Book

Geraldine Brooks

Sea of Poppies

Amitav Ghosh

The Ancestor

Danielle Trussoni

The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri

The Mountains Sing

Phan Qué̂ Mai Nguyẽ̂n

This Tender Land

William Kent Krueger

When I Was Puerto Rican

Esmeralda Santiago

Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson

READ A BOOK WITH A RED COVER

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Mark T. Sullivan

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

Dark and Deepest Red

Anna-Marie McLemore

Dark Matter

Blake Crouch

Nightbitch

Rachel Yoder

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

What Comes After

JoAnne Tompkins

READ A BOOK WITH LESS THAN 100 PAGES

Animal Farm

George Orwell

Anthem

Ayn Rand

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

The Grownup

Gillian Flynn

The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

READ A BOOK YOU'VE NEVER WANTED TO READ

Eat, Pray, Love

Elizabeth Gilbert

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Twilight

Stephenie Meyer

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

READ A COMING OF AGE STORY

Dumplin'

Julie Murphy

Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

Pride

Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

What if It's Us

Becky Albertalli

STACK YA SHELVES

Blood Moon

Lucy Cuthew

Horrid

Katrina Leno

Impostors

Scott Westerfeld

Pumpkinheads

Rainbow Rowell

Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard

Sawkill Girls

Claire Legrand

Slay

Brittney Morris

Tess of the Road

Rachel Hartman

The Good Luck Girls

Charlotte Nicole Davis

WINDSOR STAFF PICKS

419

Will Ferguson

Biting the Moon

Martha Grimes

Brass

Xhenet Aliu

City of the Lost

Kelley Armstrong

Furiously Happy

Jenny Lawson

Girl Underwater

Claire Kells

Gold

Chris Cleave

Grounded

Seth Stevenson

Hamilton

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hench

Natalie Zina Walschots

Hold Back the Tide

Melinda Salisbury

Last Ones Left Alive

Sarah Davis-Goff

Match Me if You Can

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem

My Heart Underwater

Laurel Flores Fantauzzo

News of the World

Paulette Jiles

Once Again to Zelda

Marlene Wagman-Geller

Party of Two

Jasmine Guillory

Present over Perfect

Shauna Niequist

Ring Shout

P. Djèlí Clark

Subpar Parks

Amber Share

Suburban Dicks

Fabian Nicieza

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Carol Rifka Brunt

The Child Finder

Rene Denfeld

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The Initial Insult

Mindy McGinnis

The Little Snake

A. L. Kennedy

The Mothers

Brit Bennett

The Plateau

Margaret Paxson

The River

Peter Heller

The Wall

John Lanchester

Torn Away

Jennifer Brown

Uglies

Scott Westerfeld

Victoria

Daisy Goodwin

Wake

Rebecca Hall

Year of Yes

Shonda Rhimes

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