Staff picks by Jen D

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Fin & Lady

4

I cried at the end, partially because I felt all the feels, but mostly because this beautiful coming-of-age story was over. Read more...

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Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects

3

What's not to love about this adorable and inspiring craft book? Read more...

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

5

How accurate are our memories? This remarkable novel delves deep into that and more as its pages unfold. Read more...

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Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

5

Practical life advice that reads like a hilarious conversation with your best friend? Yes, please! Read more...

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You Are the Love of My Life

4

All is not what it first may seem in this heart-wrenching novel of love, loss and family secrets. Read more...

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The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

4

This book will change the way you look at the birds that are right outside your window. Read more...

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

5

True confession: A Rachael Ray book and the Internet taught me how to cook, but it was Smitten Kitchen that sealed the deal. Read more...

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The Happiness Project or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

5

If you've ever thought about becoming a happier person-- and let's face it, who hasn't?-- this is the book for you. Read more...

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How to be a Woman

5

This book will change your life for the funnier. No worries, you can thank me later. Read more...

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The Vanishers

4

Beautifully complex, this novel is not at all what it may first seem. Read more...

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Rurally Screwed: My Life Off the Grid with the Cowboy I Love

4

I picked this up, giggled at the title and had a hard time putting it down to do anything else over the course of the few days it took me to finish. Read more...

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Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond

5

If you like the TV show "Mad Men," but wonder what it was really like to be a woman on Madison Avenue, then this is the book for you! Read more...

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Dead End in Norvelt

4

This fictional tale of one of Gantos' childhood summers will have you cringing, laughing out loud and perhaps even pondering deep social issues. Read more...

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Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat

5

This is a gateway book because you will want to read the entire series once you've finished. Read more...

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Ready Player One

5

A little romance, a little dystopia, a whole lot of action and adventure, this book was absolutely adorkable! Read more...

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MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend

4

Bertsche does a great job of explaining the trials and tribulations of "friend dating" in this fast, fun and enjoyable read. Read more...