December Staff Picks

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

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is composed of several short stories that all deal with the question of secrets. While each story can stand alone, several stories are interwoven, creating a sprawling narrative that spans generations and countries. By turns funny, creepy, and mysterious, this is a book that can either be savored or devoured with equal enthusiasm.

— Emma

Nowhere Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250307576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 7th, 2018

Nowhere Boy a great read for middle schoolers, and addresses current issues in Syria and the refugee crisis without getting overly political. It’s heartfelt and focuses largely on family relationships and friendships.

— Molly

Lost Soul, Be at Peace Cover Image
By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763694197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 9th, 2018

Maggie Thrash brings the same depth of her first memoir and combines it with a fantastical, mysterious ghost story. Intriguing, magical, and relatable, this book is a wonderful sequel to Honor Girl.

— Dora

The Smell of Other People's Houses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553497816
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Ember - February 21st, 2017

— Stephen