December 2021 Staff Picks

Nov 29, 2021 | News, Staff Picks

Looking for a good book to snuggle up with by the fire? Try one of our December staff picks!


Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Am I too late to get in on the fun? If not, my pick of the month can be Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. Another page turner from the author of Sometimes I Lie. Married couple goes on a weekend holiday to rekindle their relationship and when they arrive the past is lurking in all the dark corners. Suffering from face blindness, husband Adam is unable to even recognize his wife’s face but in reality how well do they know each other anyway and at this point who loves or hates who? More importantly, who is going home alive?


Girl A by Abigail Dean

Not since Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn have I read a book that so profoundly captures the horror a parent can inflict upon a child.


The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

If you liked Donna Tartt’s Secret History, you will love this. A magnetic and mysterious classics professor. A group of female students secretly known as “the Maidens.” Unexplained deaths. And a former student with personal ties to the school trying to figure it all out before someone else has to die. It’s a moody, atmospheric, and delicious read. 


Comparrotives by Janik Coat

This one is laugh out loud funny! The simple illustrations and words get the whole family engaged. 


Axiom’s End  by Lindsay Ellis

An enjoyable science fiction novel involving Cora who finds herself being a mediator between exterrestrial life and human kind, all while trying to unravel the truth behind the government cover ups and alien secrecies. This is the first book of the Noumena series. The sequel, Truth of the Divine, is already out.


Discovery of Witches based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

I discovered this TV series through our Hoopla app. If you’re not averse to the sight of blood and enjoy European landscapes and architecture, this series is for you.  I got through episode 7 in one night.


The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty 

A wonderful comedic book with a romance that runs through it, while simultaneously toying with the reader about a mystery and the possibility of a murder! I listened to this book as an audiobook and it kept me interested with the hilarious plotline and mystery. This is an older book of Moriarty’s, and I just wish I had read her sooner!



The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard and Clint Howard




Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein