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April Staff Picks

Don’t know what to read next? Let us be your guide! Here are some of our favorites this month.

Need even more ideas? Check out last month's picks.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455588237
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twelve - March 6th, 2018

This book is truly one of a kind. Alyssa's Mastromonaco's fantastic storytelling and wonderful sense of humor paired with her unique point of view as a woman in the White House make her book not just another political memoir. Along with each riveting story, she gives advice and offers heartwarming reassurance to anyone, whether you're at a major crossroads in life or are just stuck wearing jeans while meeting the Queen.

— Dora


Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316204262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

It’s genuinely hilarious, and the format it is written in just catches you off guard but seriously pulls you in. I love reading this novel while traveling because it’s so light-hearted and easy to follow!

— Chloe


The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062678416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - January 2nd, 2018

If you loved Gone Girl and Girl on a Train, this is the book for you. Once you pick up A.J. Finn's The Woman In The Window you will not be able to put it down. The story follows Anna, a child psychologist suffering from agoraphobia, the fear of going outside, and the mysteries of her new neighbors. When reading you think you will know how it ends, but trust me, you don't. The surprise twist makes Finn's book truly a suspense novel.

— Ani


The Immortalists Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

There’s no simple way to describe this book. Just read it. You won’t be able to put it down, and you will never want it to end.

— Molly


The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

The perfect spring read! A classic story about finding yourself, waking up, and man’s relationship with nature.

— Abbie


Fangirl: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250030955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Fangirl encapsulates what many feels will be their college experience. The blending of modern fan-culture with a semi-traditional coming of age plot is done well, and it leaves the reader wishing Simon Snow really did have his own series— to which there's always Carry On, which is pretty rad, too.

— Kiran