Oregon City Library 2023 Mid-year Staff Picks

Here's what your Oregon City library staffers have enjoyed reading this first half of 2023.

Updated September 6, 2023
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Backman, Fredrik
Now an HBO Original Series "You'll love this engrossing novel." --People Named a Best Book of the Year by LibraryReads, BookBrowse, and Goodreads From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of...
The body : a guide for occupants
Bryson, Bill
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - SUNDAY TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an...
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race
Isaacson, Walter
A Best Book of 2021 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, and The Washington Post The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a "compelling" (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna...
Convenience store woman
Murata, Sayaka
The surprise smash hit - Japan's answer to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
The Covenant of Water
Verghese, Abraham.
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in...
Demon Copperhead : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara
From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible comes this heart-rending instant classic.
Herbert, Frank
This epic tale is set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there they fall into a trap set by his rival.
Fighting in a world on fire : the next generation's guide to protecting the climate and saving our future
Malm, Andreas
An argument for bold action to halt climate destruction, adapted for young people from Andreas Malm's best-selling book Young people are inheriting a world of climate catastrophe. Young people are also one of the strongest forces leading movements for climate justice, and to halt...
Animal vegetable criminal
Roach, Mary
What's to be done about a drunken elephant? A monkey caught mugging passers-by? A trespassing squirrel? Mary Roach delves into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. 'Delightful' Ed Yong, author of An Immense World Follow Mary Roach as she investigates laser...
A gentleman in Moscow
Towles, Amor
The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a Showtime/Paramount series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully...
The girl who fell beneath the sea
Oh, Axie
Don't chase fate. Let fate chase you.'Clever, creative, and exquisitely written' Stephanie GarberFor generations, deadly storms have ravaged Mina's homeland. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curse them with death and despair. To appease him, each year a...
O'Farrell, Maggie
Steel, Danielle
A compelling and thought-provoking novel about the choices we must make to find the life we want and the rejuvenating power of love by the world's favourite storyteller, billion copy bestselling author, Danielle Steel.After a dark and unhappy childhood and two failed marriages where love was rarely...
Happy place
Henry, Emily
Heartstopper. Volume 1
Oseman, Alice
*Now an acclaimed live-action Netflix series!* *Winner of Best Book I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time - TikTok Book Awards**Heartstopper Volumes 1-4 out now, Volume 5 coming soon.* Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in...
Down under : travels in a sunburned country
Bryson, Bill
It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life âe" a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. ...
The Inugami curse
Yokomizo, Seishi
The island of Sea Women
See, Lisa
A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come...
Killers of the Flower Moon the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Grann, David
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, "one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."--New...
Moshfegh, Ottessa
From the author of TikTok sensation My Year of Rest and Relaxation. NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, The Times, New Statesman, Good Housekeeping & Daily Mail. In a village in a medieval...
Lessons in chemistry
Garmus, Bonnie
THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER Soon to be an Apple TV series starring Brie Larson 'Sparky, rip-roaring, funny' SUNDAY TIMES 'The most charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages' INDIA KNIGHT, Book of the Year 'I...
The light pirate
Brooks-Dalton, Lily
Set in the near future, this hopeful story of survival and resilience follows Wanda--a luminous child born out of a devastating hurricane--as she navigates a rapidly changing world: A "symphony of beauty and heartbreak" (Associated Press). A Good Morning America...
The maid
Prose, Nita
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK * "A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center" (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.   FINALIST FOR...
Eliot, George
From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers-featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a...
Eugenides, Jeffrey
"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver&rsquo...
My happy marriage. 1
Agitogi, Akumi
A "Cinderella"-inspired slow-burn historical romance with a paranormal twist set in Taisho-era Japan! A browbeaten and mistreated daughter is cast out of her home and sent to audition as a bridal candidate for the heir to one of the most powerful families in the land...
Night film
Pessl, Marisha
'THE BOOK EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT.' Observer On a damp October night the body of beautiful Ashley Cordova is discovered in a Manhattan warehouse. Though her death is ruled a suicide, investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. The...
Nothing but the rain
Salman, Naomi
A sleepy little town discovers its memories have become part of the water cycle in Naomi Salman's debut novella, Nothing but the Rain. The rain in Aloisville is never-ending, and no one can remember when it started. There's not much they can remember. With every drop...
The perfect marriage
Rose, Jeneva
One million sold: "A tantalizing premise . . . twists at every turn . . . [A] masterful debut about betrayal and justice" by a New York Times-bestselling author (Samantha M. Bailey, #1 national bestselling author of Watch Out for Her<...
A psalm for the wild-built
Chambers, Becky
Winner of the Hugo Award! In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools;...
Du Maurier, Daphne
NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX FILM starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily Collins. 'The moment I finished this story, I turned to page one and started it over again' MALORIE BLACKMAN 'Excellent entertainment . . . du Maurier created a...
Reckless girls : a novel
Hawkins, Rachel
Instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller Indie Next Pick and LibraryReads Pick From Rachel Hawkins, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs, comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an...
Rogues : true stories of grifters, killers, rebels and crooks
Keefe, Patrick Radden
From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain, twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue by one of the most decorated journalists of our time.Patrick Radden Keefe's work has been recognised by prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award...
Saga. Volume ten
Vaughan, Brian K.
Book Riot
The silent patient
Michaelides, Alex
**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "An unforgettable--and Hollywood-bound--new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." --Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a...
Something wilder
Lauren, Christina
'Something Wilder is exactly what we all need right now . . . a true escape within the pages of a book, filled with adventure, rekindled romance and second chances' Jodi Picoult, No.1 New York Times bestselling author The New York Times bestselling...
State of terror
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER​ Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly,...
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Zevin, Gabrielle
THE BOOK EVERYONE LOVES: 'I loved this book' JOJO MOYES 'One of the best books I've ever read' JOHN GREEN 'The book that everyone should read' PANDORA SYKES, Stylist Live 'One of the few I really like a lot this year' JAMES...
Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson
Albom, Mitch
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that has changed millions of lives with the story of an unforgettable friendship, the timeless wisdom of older generations, and healing lessons on loss and grief--featuring a new afterword by the author<...
Us against you
Backman, Fredrik
Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? By the time the last goal is scored, someone in Beartown will be dead . . . Us Against You is the story of two towns, two teams and what it means to believe in something bigger than yourself. It's about how people...
The wife upstairs
Hawkins, Rachel
Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller "Compulsively readable...a gothic thriller laced with arsenic." --EW One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021: CNN * Newsweek * Vulture * PopSugar...
The winners
Backman, Fredrik

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