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Top Staff Reads from 2017

Top 5 reads of 2017 by library staff

These are the favourite books that staff read last year. They didnít have to be books published in 2017 or even be library books, just something they really enjoyed reading last year.

Adam - Library Assistant, HQ
Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europeís Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis
Mythos: the Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry
Looking for Bootstraps: Economic Development in the Maritimes by Donald Savoie
A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America by Bruce Cannon Gibney
Cyberbullying: Approaches, Consequences and Interventions by Lucy R. Betts

Allison - Springhill Miners Memorial Library
Witches of New York by Ami McKay
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Court of Lions by Jane Johnson
Three Amazing Things about You by Jill Mansell

Archan - Pugwash Library
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Manís Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Cathy - Springhill Miners Memorial Library
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
Death of a Village by M.C. Beaton
What a Friend We Have In Gloria by by Bruce Graham
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
To Everything There Is a Season by Lauraine Snelling

Chantelle - Deputy Chief Librarian
Dangerous Books for Girls: The bad reputation of romance novels explained by Maya Rodale
Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart bitches guide to romance novels by Candy Tan & Sarah Wendell
Devilís Bride by Stephanie Laurens
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Bone, vol. 1: Out from Boneville by by Jeff Smith

Denise - Chief Librarian
101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper by Yann Martel
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Name Therapist: How Growing Up With My Odd Name Taught Me Everything You Need to Know About Yours by Duana Taha
Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia by Isabelle Knockwood
Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

Dianna - Four Fathers Library, Amherst
This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick
The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groat
To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon
Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Fiona - Youth Services Librarian
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rockís Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace
Nowhere with You: the East Coast Anthems of Joel Plaskett, the Emergency and Thrush Hermit by Josh O'Kane
My Brotherís Husband, Vol. 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
March by John Lewis
Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Kristy - Secretary, HQ
Good Clean Beauty by The Editors of GOOP
Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
If This is Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley

Lisa - Four Fathers Library, Amherst
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
The Child by Fiona Barton
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
The Girl Before by JP Delaney
Witches of New York by Ami McKay

Mary - Pugwash Library
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Back When: a Collection of stories about people, places and happenings in Northern Nova Scotia by Ellen Giles Millard
Handmaidís Tale by Margaret Atwood
Maritime Mysteries by Bill Jessome
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Megan - Oxford Library
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron