Staff Recommendations!

Our Staff loves to read and recommend books!  It's why we work in a library after all!  Here, we've got a reader profile of our staff members, what their all-time favorite books are, and - a rotating list of their current reading recommendations!  Hopefully, we can match your preferences to the staff member who can best recommend your next favorite book!


We hope to update this frequently, so check back!

Staff Reader Profiles

Even if we don't have these titles on the shelves - we can always interlibrary loan them!






Diane's Favorite Books of all time:




Diane's Current Recommendations:

Indigo Slam by Robert Crais

Beartown by Frederik Backman

The Men and the Girls by Joanna Trollope

Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer

The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri

Gone from the Game by Christopher Fahy

The Natural by Robert Redford

Harnessing Peacocks by Mary Wesley

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Barrows / Shaffer



Missy said no to a profile, but we know she loves animal books and books about rescuing animals.


Missy's Favorite Books of all time:

Cain and Abel



Missy's Current Recommendations:

Saving Simon by Jon Katz




Blake likes to read across genres, really anything but horror.  He's an aficionado of war history books and studies topics like the holocaust.  He really likes to read about Winston Churchill.


Blake's Favorite Books of all time:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle

Anything by John Le Carre



Blake's Current Recommendations:

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Bruno Chief of Police by Martin Walker

The Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara

Six Encounters with Lincoln by Elizabeth Pryor

Hearts in Suspension by Stephen King

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

The Gray Man by Mark Greaney


For Hillary, the word is eclectic.  She reads non-fiction for fun, but her profession, and her passion, is a great horror novel.  She also loves novels that teach her something new about the world, from the etiquette of tribal initiation rites to great women throughout history, to behind the scenes looks at terrible movies.  It's all over the board.


Hillary's Favorite Books of all time:

1984 by George Orwell

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Anything by Shirley Jackson or Angela Carter

Atlas Obscura by The Atlas Obscura Website

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath



Hillary's Current Recommendations:

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Changeling by Victor Lavelle





Caroline will read almost anything, except that which will give her nightmares.  (Sorry Stephen King!)  She has a particular fondness for not gory mysteries and a fondness for endearingly quirky families


Caroline's Favorite Books of all time:

Anything by Agatha Christie

Anything by Jane Austen

Anything by Madeleine L'Engle

Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher



Caroline's Current Recommendations:

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Series

The Likeness by Tana French

Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty




Hana reads fiction books for young adults and any other books that look good.  A dedicated reader, you'll never find her without the next installment of her favorite new YA series.  She is also a hedgehog enthusiast.


Hana's Favorite Books of all time:

Thoughtless by SC Stephans

Effortless by SC Stephans

Reckless by SC Stephans

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire



Hana's Current Recommendations:

Beautiful Creatures by Garcia / Stohl

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

The Year of Secret Assignment by Jaclyn Moriarty