Staff picks by Sarah C

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

5

Doughty dishes about what it's like to be covered in people dust, and challenges readers to face their own mortality. Read more...

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Five Days Left

4

Take a deep breath, grab your tissues and prepare to bawl your eyes out over this heart-wrenching read. Read more...

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Boomerang

4

A sizzling summer read so hot you could fry an egg on it. Read more...

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The Girl With All the Gifts

4

Sometimes when you open Pandora's box, you get much more than you bargained for. Read more...

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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!

4

SanClements has convinced me. Plastic is our frenemy! Read more...

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The Winter People

3

A bone-chilling read that will have you screaming... DO NOT OPEN THE CLOSET DOOR!! EVER! Read more...

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Archetype: A Novel

5

My heart was racing, I could not read this fast enough! I absolutely loved every minute of it. Read more...

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Fifty Shames of Earl Grey (Fifty Shames #1)

4

A satisfying, laugh-out-loud parody of E. L. James' bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey series. Read more...

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Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

4

I am in love with this cookbook! The recipes are so awesome, I am purchasing my own personal copy. Read more...

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

5

Listening to this novel reminds you of being a little kid tucked in tight while your favorite grandparent reads you a dark and magical bedtime story. Read more...

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The Husband's Secret

4

My jaw literally dropped when Cecilia read the secret letter. Then I got to the end and it dropped some more. I did not see that one coming! Read more...

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He's Gone

3

Dark and raw, this book of psychological suspense, love, betrayal and truth will haunt you until the very end. Read more...

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

3

This summer's first buzz-worthy literary debut is smart, scandalous and seductive. Read more...

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Reconstructing Amelia

3

A thrilling debut from a writer to watch. Read more...

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The Secret Keeper

4

A wonderful and beautifully written family saga layered with mystery, romance, hidden secrets and more. Read more...

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The Painted Girls

5

A story so good I drove an extra block every day just to keep listening. You will never look at Degas' ballet dancers the same way again. Read more...

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Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

4

An emotional story all parents should read, not just parents of LGBT youth. I wish every LGBT teen could have parents like this. Read more...

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

5

I’ve been telling anyone who will listen just how amazing this book is. It is an absolutely incredible true story of strength and determination. Read more...

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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

5

It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make your heart soar with pride. Read more...

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Into the Darkest Corner

4

This page-turning thriller will grab you by the pit of your stomach and will never let you go. Read more...

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

4

After finishing this book, I could not stop thinking about it-- this memoir is both compelling and horrifying. Read more...

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Seating Arrangements

4

What you think will be a sweet story about a family wedding quickly turns into a string of complicated, tense and darkly comical mishaps. Read more...

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Lola and the Boy Next Door

5

When I finished this book, I hugged it and cried sweet tears of joy. Read more...