Staff Picks

General Favorites

Ann Hammond - Library Executive Director
by Gruen, Sara.

Length: 335 p. :


Publisher: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, NC : 2006.

I enjoy stories of people who manage to overcome obstacles and find happiness together.

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Cathy Howell - Manager, Technical Services

As the manager of a department that orders all the new books for the library I see a lot of titles.  But anytime a “more than a cookbook” comes through I always take notice.

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Erin West - Digital Studio Coordinator, Northside Branch
by Quick, Amanda.

Length: 390 p. ;


Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York : c2006.

I don't have a type. Really. I'll read just about anything if the story is compelling.

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Leila McGuire - Librarian Assistant, Central Library
by Kagawa, Julie.

Length: 363 p. ;


Publisher: Harlequin Teen, Don Mills, Ont. : c2010.

When I read stories, I typically get attached to the characters or the world that the author has so brilliantly created; while I enjoy stand-alone reads, some of the best journeys come from charact

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Jamie West - Circulation Supervisor, Beaumont Branch
by Clarke, Arthur C.

Length: 243 p. ;


Publisher: Bantam Books, New York : 1990, c1973.

As you can probably tell from my list, I like moody, atmospheric books along with some fun sci-fi and fantasy adventures.  One of the most enjoyable things to do when reading (to me at least)

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Heather Wingfield - Librarian, Beaumont Branch

I lead a busy life.

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Caleb Dunaway - Librarian Assistant, Beaumont Branch
by Oyeyemi, Helen.

Length: 324 p. ;


Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York : 2011.

Let's face it: life can often be downright weird.

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Kelli Dean - Manager, Outreach Services

Reading about sports can be almost as exciting as watching them.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Rebecca Montaño-Smith - Assistant Manager, Eagle Creek Branch
by Cohn, Rachel.

Length: 183 p. ;


Publisher: Knopf, New York : c2006.

These are the books that I buy and give away. These are the books that I recommend over and over again. Some are new, some are old but all of them made the cut.

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Susan Courtney - Librarian Assistant, Central Library
by Mukherjee, Bharati.

Length: 328 p. ;


Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston : 2011.

I enjoy books that take the reader on some type of journey, be it a visit to a new or unknown land or a more figurative quest of self-discovery.

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Caleb Ritchie - Computer Aide, Central Library
by Atwood, Margaret

Length: 376 p. ;


Publisher: Nan A. Talese, New York : 2003.

From real science that seems unreal, to speculative worlds that seem all too likely, this group of books is bound to give you food for thought as well as an engrossing reading experience.

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Lisa Taylor - Library Associate, Central Library

Length: viii, 388 p. ;


Publisher: Warner Books, New York, N.Y. : c2002.

These are my favorites out of the books I've read recently.

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J.P. Johnson - Librarian Assistant, Central Library
by Reardon, Robin.

Length: 295 p. ;


Publisher: Kensington, New York : 2008.

This is a list of recent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer materials available from the Lexington Public Library, updated monthly.

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Heather Prichard - Librarian, Tates Creek Branch
by Gleitzman, Morris.

Length: 184 p. ;


Publisher: Henry Holt, New York : 2012.

These books shouldn’t be confined to a specific reader age range. They are all powerful stories of individuals in a dangerous, fantastic, deadly, harsh, magical and important time.

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