March 2023 Staff Picks

Mar 15, 2023 | Book Lists, News, Staff Picks

Looking for something to do during a surprise March snow day? Try one of our staff picks!


Housemaid by Freida McFadden

HOUSEMAID, a psychological thriller, had me on the edge of my seat. Short chapters make this novel a fast, enjoyable read and a perfect beach book (though I read it in the dead of winter).  There’s a major plot twist *I* didn’t see coming. Bonus: I only discovered this after finishing the book, but HOUSEMAID apparently is book #1 in a series. I cannot wait to see where book #2 takes me!



They Threw Us Away by Daniel Kraus


YPL Teen Advisory Board Picks:

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. 



Undercover Latina  by Aya De León 

Undercover Latina is a fast paced mystery for teens with great characters. It’s perfect for fans of Charlie Thorne and Spy School. 


The It Girl by Ruth Ware

The It Girl is a mystery thriller about Hannah whose freshman year “It Girl” roommate, April, is murdered in cold blood in their dorm room. Decades after the case is supposedly solved, new evidence is uncovered and Hannah believes she may have falsely accused the wrong person. Filled with twists and turns that had me continuously (wrongly) guessing who the murderer was, this book sucked me in and I couldn’t put it down!


Mercury Pictures Presents  by Anthony Marra


Michele B.:

I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

A delicate mixture of humor and sadness from a child actor who overcame abuse and eating disorders. Well written, I couldn’t put it down!