2023 Staff Favorites

Looking for your next great read? Explore our staff favorites from 2023!

Updated January 23, 2024
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Fall of ruin and wrath
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Paper Book
From the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of From Blood and Ash, Fall of Ruin and Wrath is a scorching new romance. She lives by her intuition. He feeds on her pleasure ... Long ago, the world was destroyed by...

Maria's favorite!

A fever in the heartland : the Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America, and the woman who stopped them
Egan, Timothy
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER . A Washington PostNotable Work of Nonfiction . An NPR Best Book of the Year .A Kirkus ReviewsBest Book of the Year . A Chicago Review of BooksBest Book of the Year . A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year . A Goodreads Choice Awards...

Brian's favorite!

From blood and ash
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Paper Book
"Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy's life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting...

Sarah's favorite!

Gone tonight
Pekkanen, Sarah
Paper Book

Maria's favorite!

In the lives of puppets
Klune, TJ
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES AND INDIE BESTSELLER! New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts. Most Anticipated...

Jessica's favorite!

Legends & lattes : a novel of high fantasy and low stakes
Baldree, Travis
Paper Book
An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2022 A Library Reads Pick An Indie Next Pick A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee The much-beloved BookTok sensation, Travis Baldree's novel of high...

Heather's favorite!

Lessons in chemistry
Garmus, Bonnie
Paper Book
Discover the must-read Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, the perfect uplifting summer read, now a major Apple TV series starring Brie Larson. 'The most charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages' Sunday Times 'A page...

Christine's favorite!

Remarkably bright creatures
Van Pelt, Shelby
Paper Book
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern Living * USA Today "Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good but deceptively...

Bonnie's favorite!

Tom Lake
Patchett, Ann
Paper Book
The breathtaking new novel from Ann Patchett - a Sunday Times and No. 1 New York Times bestseller'Filled with the moments I live for in a story'BONNIE GARMUS, author of Lessons in Chemistry'[Tom Lake] has it all ... Young love,...

Robin's favorite!

The Wager : a tale of shipwreck, mutiny and murder
Grann, David
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager...

Bonnie's favorite!

Whalefall
Kraus, Daniel.
Paper Book
The Martian meets 127 Hours in this powerfully humane thriller about a scuba diver who's been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.

Jill's favorite!

Yours Truly
Jimenez, Abby.
Paper Book
A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances and the joy in finding the perfect match from 'a true talent' (EMILY HENRY). Readers are absolutely loving Yours Truly! 'Literally the best book I ever read' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐...

Maria's favorite!


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