Looking for good books to read over winter break?

Collage of book and DVD covers and text. The text says, "Want a book or movie recommendation? Check out our Library Staff Favorites." Covers are for the movie Great Debaters and books Animal Vegetable, Miracle; The Good Housekeeping Cookbook; The Fault in Our Stars; 11/22/63; Packing for Mars; and Girl in Translation

The library staff have compiled some of our favorite books and movies and  have created a display downstairs on the lower level of the library.  We hope you find something good to read or watch over your winter break!

We would also enjoy hearing about your favorites.  Feel free to post comments to share a book or movie that you recommend.


11/22/63 by Stephen King  PS 3561 .I483 A615 2011

20 under 40: Stories from the New Yorker  PS 648 .S5 A1466 2010

Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker  PS 3623 .A4366 A73 2012

Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron  PS 3563 .A679 B6 1993

But I Love Him by Amanda Grace PZ 7 .G75127 But 2011

Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew PS 3613 .A9559 Dry 2011

Fault in Our Stars by John Green  PZ 7 .G8233 Fau 2012

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok  PS 3611 .W65 G57 2010

Gone Girl by Gillian  Flynn PS 3606 .L935 G66 2012

Harry Potter (entire series) by J.K. Rowling PZ 7 .R79835 Har 1998

The Hobbit, or, There and back again by J.R. R. Tolkien PR 6039 .O32 H62 1982

The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins PZ 7 .C6837 Hun 2009

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh PS 3604 .I2255 L36 2011

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline PS 3603 .L548 R43 2011

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See  PS 3569 .E3334 S53 2010

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett PS 3566 .A7756 S76 2011

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston PS 3515 .U789 T5 2006

Tinkers by Paul Harding PS 3608 .A72535 T56 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee PS 3562 .E353 T6 2010

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson  PS 3623 .I58546 T86 2009


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver S 521.5 .A67 K56 2007

Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives by Katie Couric  HQ 2037 .C68 2011

Boys Adrift: Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax   LC 1390 .S29 2009

The Good Housekeeping Cookbook : 1,275 recipes from America’s favorite test kitchen TX 715 .G624 2010

The Fruit Hunters : A story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession  SB 354.8 .G65 2008

Identical Strangers : a memoir of twins separated and reunited by Elyse Schein CT 275 .B56545 A3 2007

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot RC 265.6 .L24 S55 2011

Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook  TX 652.5 .G69 2007

Packing for Mars: The curious science of life in the void by Mary Roach QH 327 .R63 2010

Proud Shoes : the story of an American family by Pauli Murray E 185.96 .M96 1999

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat : Why it’s so hard to think straight about animals  by Hal Herzog QL 85 .H47 2010

Whatever It Takes : Geoffrey Canada’s quest to change Harlem and America by Paul Tough HC 79 .P63 T68 2009

Working in the Shadows:  A year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won’t do  HD by Gabriel Thompson 6300 .T46 2010


The Artist PN 1997.2 .A75 2012

Capote PS 3505 .A59 Z612 2006

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas PN 1992.77 .D63867 2006

Great Debaters PN 1995.9 .M45 G7438 2008

Into the Wild  PN 1995 .9 .A3 I586 2008

Pride and Prejudice  PN 1995.9 .M27 P7534 2006

Project Nim QL 737 .P96 P76 2012

Temple Grandin PN 1992.77 .T46 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird PS 3562 .E353 .T6 2012

True Grit PN 1997.2 .T78 2011