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Staff Reads

Staff Reads

Have you been wracking your brain trying to decide what to read next?  The Albany Public Library staff put our heads together to come up with some suggestions; here’s what we’ve been reading.


The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Pillars of the Earth by  Ken Follett

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri



Bark: stories by Lorrie Moore

The Guts by Roddy Doyle

Little Failure: a memoir by Gary Shteyngart

Red Sky in Morning  by Paul Lynch

A Short Guide to a Long Life by David Agus



The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Ballad by Blexbolex

Gossamer by Lois Lowry

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Seventh Sigma by Steven Gould

World divided by Mercedes Lackey



The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester



The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky

It’s kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini

If I stay by Gayle Forman

Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Survive the unthinkable: a total guide to women’s self-protection by Tim Larkin



Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd

Bonnet Strings: an Amish Woman’s ties to two worlds by Saloma Miller Furlong

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown



Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory



Pilgrim’s Wilderness:  A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier by Tom Kizzia

I Am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Empty Mansions:  The Mysterious Life of Hugette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman

Servants:  The Downstairs History of Britain From the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times by Lucy Lethbridge

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

A Captain for Laura Rose by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Under A Blackberry Moon by Serena Miller