2019 Employee Reading List

Go beyond our in-store Staff Picks section and check out every book we’ve read this year. (Updated weekly)

January

Becoming Michelle Obama Cindy, Carrie, Susan
The Burning Chambers Kate Mosse Meaghan
Cabin at the End of the World Peter Tremblay Meaghan
Circe Madeline Miller Cindy, Meaghan
The Color Purple Alice Walker Grace S
Darker Shade of Magic VE Schwab Meaghan, Carrie, Daniel
The Dream Peddler Martine Fornier Watson Lauri, Meaghan
Force of Nature Jane Harper Meaghan
Frankenstein Mary Shelley Grace S
Gone to Dust Matt Goldman Meaghan, Lori-Jo 
The Good Neighbor: The Life of Fred Rogers Maxwell King Lauri
Happiness is Baking Maida Heatter Carrie
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others Barbara Brown Taylor Lauri
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe Allie Condie Meaghan
Let Me Hear a Rhyme Tiffany D. Jackson Meaghan
Me for You Lolly Winston Meaghan
The Meq Steve Cash Carrie
Never Have I Ever Joshilyn Jackson Lori-Jo
Order of the Majestic Matt Myklusch Meaghan
The Psychology of Time Travel Kate Mascarenhas Lori-Jo, Carrie, Meaghan
Quench Dana Cohen Meaghan
The Residence Kate Andersen Brower Lori-Jo
The Return of the Witch Paula Brackston Carrie
Scatter Joy Kathy Davis Lauri
Slayer Kiersten White Meaghan
Tell the Machine Goodnight Katie Williams Meaghan
Trick of the Light Louise Penney Meaghan
Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines Nic Sheff Grace S
Under the Knife Arnold Van De Laar Cindy
Verses for the Dead Preston & Child Meaghan
The Witch's Daughter Paula Brackston Carrie
The World According to Tom Hanks Gavin Edwards Lauri
Wrecked Joe Ide Lori-Jo

February

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Fred Rogers Lauri 
Because of the Rabbit Cynthia Lord Lauri 
The Binding Bridget Collings Lauri
The City of Dark Magic Magnus Flyte Carrie
Courting Mr. Lincoln Louis Bayard Meaghan 
The Current Tim Johnston Meaghan
Eating to Beat Disease William Li Cindy
Elevation Stephen King Susan
The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis Susan
The Friend Sigrid Nunez Lori-Jo
Good Riddance Elinor Lipman Lori-Jo
If, Then Kate Hope Day Meaghan
Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart Lauri 
The Library Book Susan Orlean Susan, Meaghan
Love Poems for Married People John Kenney Meaghan, Lori-Jo
Marvel: Powers of a Girl Lorraine Cink Carrie
The Midnight Queen Sylvia Izzo Hunter Carrie
Miracle Workers Simon Rich Carrie
Mrs. Everything Jennifer Weiner Meaghan 
My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding Wendy Wax Meaghan
Pan's Labrynth Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke Meaghan
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss Rajeev Balasubramanyam Lori-Jo
Queenie Candice Carty-Williams Meaghan, Lori-Jo 
Turbulence David Szalay Meaghan
WestsideW.M. Akers Meaghan, Carrie
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens Lauri 

 
 March

Brain Body Diet Sara Gottfied Cindy 
The Burning World Isaac Marion Carrie 
Cemetery Road Greg Iles Lori-Jo
Daisy Jones & The Six Taylor Jenkins Reid Lori-Jo, Meaghan 
Early Riser Jasper Fforde Meaghan 
Educated Tara Westover Lori-Jo, Cindy 
FKA USA Reed King Carrie
Gap Year in Ghost Town Michael Pryor Carrie
Good Omens Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett Meaghan 
Hollow Kingdom Kira Jane Buxton Carrie, Lori-Jo, Meaghan
Into the Black Nowhere Meg Gardiner Meaghan 
Lessons from Lucy Dave Barry Cindy, Lori-Jo 
My Sister, The Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithewaite Lori-Jo, Meaghan 
The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon Carrie, Meaghan 
The River Peter Heller Cindy, Lori-Jo
Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds Gwenda Bond Meaghan 

APRIL  

Aftermath Chuck Wendig Cass
Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Joshua Hammer Meaghan 
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted Robert Hillman Lori-Jo 
City of Lost Dreams Magnus Flyte Carrie
Cold Storage David Koepp Meaghan 
The Darwin Affair Tim Mason Meaghan
Empty Planet Darrel Bricker and John Ibbitson Lauri
Evvie Drake Starts Over	Linda Holmes Lori-Jo 
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill Meaghan 
The Grand Sophy Georgette Heyer Carrie
The Last Hanna Jameson Meaghan 
The Last House Guest Megan Miranda Meaghan 
Middlegame Seanan McGuire Meaghan 
Nanaville Anna Quindlen Cindy 
Olive, Again Elizabeth Strout Lori-Jo 
Rabbits for Food Binnie Kirschenbaum Lauri
Rage Cora Carmack Cass
Skulduggery Pleasant #5 Mortal Coil Derek Landy	Carrie
Still Alice Lisa Genova Meaghan 
The Substitution Order Martin Clark Cindy 
We Were Killers Once Becky Masterman Lori-Jo 

MAY

Aftermath: Empire's End Chuck Wendig Cass
Aftermath: Life Debt Chuck Wendig Cass
Armistice Lara Elena Donnelly Cass
The City of Brass S. A. Chakraborty Cass, Meaghan 
City of Windows	Robert Pobi Meaghan 
Cursed Frank Miller & Thomas Wheeler Meaghan 
The Escape Room Megan Goldin Meaghan, Lori-Jo 
Everything Is Just Fine Brett Paesel Lori-Jo
A Hero Born: Bk 1 Legends of the Condor House Jin Yong Meaghan 
The Hollow of Fear Sherry Thomas Cass
Imaginary Friend Stephen Chobsky Meaghan 
Killing With Confetti Peter Lovesey Lori-Jo
Lady Henterman's Wardrobe Marshall Ryan Maresca Cass
Life Will be the Death of Me Chelsea Handler Cindy
Journey to Star Wars: Lost Stars Claudia Gray Cass
The Magnolia Sword Sherry Thomas Cass
Miss Austen Gill Hornby Meaghan 
Monsieur Mediocre John Von Sothen Cindy
The Mortal Word Genevieve Cogman Cass
Prairie Fever Michael Parker Lauri 
Shout Laura Halse Anderson Susan 
The Swallows Lisa Lutz Lori-Jo
Things that Make White People Uncomfortable Michael Bennett Susan 
Vessel  Lisa A. Nichols Meaghan 

June

All the Ever Afters Danielle Teller Meaghan 
Anyone Charles Soule Meaghan 
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate Dicamillo Traci 
The Blood Spell C. J. Redwine Cass
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books Edward Wilson-Lee Meaghan 
A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Emmy, Lori-Jo, Meaghan, Cass
Donna has Left the Building Susan Jane Gilman Meaghan 
Fall; or Dodge, in Hell Neal Stephenson Meaghan 
Fray Rowenna Miller Cass
Hello Stranger Lisa Kleypas Cass
The Immortalists Choe Benjamin Lori-Jo 
Invited Jennifer McMahon Meaghan 
Kingdom of Copper S. A. Chakraborty Cass
Life Will be the Death of Me Chelsea Handler Cindy 
Magic For Liars Sarah Gailey Cass, Carrie, Meaghan
My Darkest Prayer Sean Cosby Lauri
Oathbringer Brandon Sanderson McRae
Old Bones Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Meaghan, Cass
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate Traci
The Reign of the Kingfisher T.J. Martinson Lori-Jo, Meaghan 
The Remaking Clay McLeod Chapman Meaghan 
The Scent Keeper Erica Bauermeister Lauri 
Something in the Water Catherine Steadman Lori-Jo
Sorcery of Thrones Margaret Rogerson Cass, Meaghan
Spellcaster Claudia Gray Cass 
Star Wars:Queen's Shadow E.K. Johnston Cass
The Starlet and the Spy Ji-Min Lee Lauri 
The Tourist Olen Steinhauer Meaghan
Towers Falling Jewell Parker Rhodes Traci
A Treason of Thorns Laura E. Weymouth Cass 
The Unbound Empire Melissa Caruso Cass
The Way of the Shield Marshall Ryan Maresca Cass

July 

Ask Again, Yes Mary Beth Keane Grace S
Ban this Book Alan Gratz Traci 
The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny Meaghan 
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language Gretchen McCulloch Cass
Books of Magic Vol 1: Moveable Type Kat Howard Cass
The Cold Blue Blood David Handler Meaghan
The Clergyman's Wife Molly Greeley Cass
Devil's Daughter Lisa Kleypas Cass
The Dutch House Ann Pachett Lauri
A Duty to the Dead Charles Todd Meaghan
Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey Meaghan 
The Family Upstairs Lisa Jewell Lori-Jo, Meaghan
The Flatshare Beth O'Leary Meaghan 
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin Cass, Meaghan 
Goldfinch Donna Tartt Grace S
Honestly, We Tried Grant Ginder Meaghan 
How the Light Gets In Louise Penny Meaghan 
The Kraken Project Douglas Preston Meaghan 
A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Grace S
Man of the Year Caroline Louise Walker Meaghan 
Ninth House Leigh Bardugo Meaghan 
Nothing Ventured Jeffrey Archer Lauri 
A Parliament of Bodies Marshall Ryan Maresca Cass
Ribbons of Scarlet Kate Quinn et al Cass
A Share in Death Deborah Crombie Meaghan 
Shield of the People Marshall Ryan Maresca Cass
Sorceress Claudia Gray Cass
Star Wars: Rebel Rising Beth Revis Cass
Steadfast Claudia Gray Cass
Suddenly You Lisa Kleypas Cass
Verses for the Dead Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Cass
Violent Ends Shaun David Hutchinson Traci 
Willa of the Wood Robert Beatty Traci
The Wolf and the Watchman Niklas Natt Och Dag Lori-Jo, Meaghan

AUGUST

American Fire Monica Hesse Meaghan 
Chances Are... Richard Russo Lori-Jo
A Clash of Kings George R R Martin Cass
Devil in Spring Lisa Kleypas Cass
The Dutch House Ann Patchett Lori-Jo 
Enchantee Gita Trelease Cass
The Everlasting Rose Dhonielle Clayton Cass 
The Grammarians Cathleen Schine Lori-Jo 
The Hunger Games Trilogy  Suzanne Collins Cass
The Impossible Contract K. A. Doore Cass
It's Getting Scot in Here Suzanne Enoch Cass
The Long Way Home Louise Penny Meaghan 
No Judgments Meg Cabot Lori-Jo 
The Penderwicks Series 1-5 Jeanne Birdsall McRae Walker 
There's a Word for That Sloane Tanen Meaghan 
Trail of Lightning Rebecca Roanhorse Cass
Wanderers Chuck Wendig	Cass


September

American Dirt Jeanine Cummins Lori-Jo 
Cartier's Hope M.J. Rose Meaghan
The Cold Blue Blood David Handler Lori-Jo
A Cold and Lonely Place Sara J. Henry Lori-Jo
Coyotes of Carthage Steven Wright Lauri 
House of Salt and Sorrows Erin A. Craig Cass
How to Stop Time Matt Haig Lori-Jo
Layoverland Gabby Noone Meaghan
The Mercies Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cass
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco Meaghan 
Star Wars: A Crash of Fate Zoraida Cordova Cass
Star Wars: Master and Apprentice Claudia Grey Cass
A Storm of Swords George R R Martin Cass
Ten Thousand Doors of January Alix B. Harrow Meaghan
Valentine Elizabeth Wetmore Cindy 
The Vine Witch Luanne G. Smith Cass
We Set the Dark on Fire	Tehlor Kay Mejia	Cass
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens Lori-Jo
The Witch's Kind Loiusa Morgan Cass

October 
Drachenfels Kim Newman Meaghan 
Fate of the Fallen Kel Kade Meaghan 
Geekerella Ashley Poston Cass
Great Goddesses	Nikita Gill Cass
In the Hall with a Knife Diana Peterfreund Meaghan 
Reticence Gail Carriger Cass
The Secret Commonwealth Phillip Pullman Meaghan 
That Left Turn at Albuquerque Scott Phillips Lori-Jo
Th1rte3n Steve Cavanagh Meaghan 
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts	Kate Racculia Meaghan 

November
The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics Olivia Waite Cass
Mistletoe Matchmaker Felicity Hayes-McCoy Meaghan 
The Operator	Gretchen Berg	Lori-Jo
The Princess and the Fangirl Ashley Poston Cass
Starless Sea Erin Morganstern Meaghan 
Things in Jars Jess Kidd Meaghan
Valentine Elizabeth Wetmore	Lori-Jo
White Elephant 	Trish Harnetiaux	Meaghan