HEPL Staff’s Best Reads of 2016

HEPL Staff’s Best Reads of 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we’ve decided to share a list of our staff’s favorite books they’ve read this year.


Lori Holewinski, Youth Services
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

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Jan Bridges, Youth Services
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Staff Review

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Terri Kirkland, Youth Services
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

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Jackie Humphrey, Youth Services
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Staff Review

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Lisa Loepker, Youth Services
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

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Anders Arnold, Youth Services
Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander OR Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Staff Review

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Ellen Dworkin, Youth Services
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends series by Jane Yolen

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Debra Wietecha, Youth Services
The Inker’s Shadow by Allen Say
Staff Review

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Tom Park, Adult Services
Dawn of Wonder by Jonathan Renshaw

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Julia Welzen, Adult Services
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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Justin Davis, Adult Services
11/22/63 by Stephen King

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Joseph Wooley, Adult Services
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

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Alison Frolik, Adult Services
Getting Things Done by David Allen

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Hayley Trefun, Adult Services
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes OR Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast  

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Kathy Sasseman, Adult Services
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Jennifer Harmon, Adult Services
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson OR My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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Donna LeFeber, Adult Services
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Staff Review

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Kirsten Edwards, Adult Services
The Absolutist by John Boyne

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Heidi Herald, Adult Services
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

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Katie Moorehead, Adult Services
Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

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Karen Wydra, Circulation
The Facefaker’s Game by Chandler J. Birch

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Allison Zafiratos, Circulation
Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Stefanie Pacheco, Circulation
The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen

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Jack Hess, Circulation
The Boy Born Dead by David Ring

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Nikole Shipley, Circulation
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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Melissa Flanagin, Circulation
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner OR the March Graphic Novel Series By John Lewis

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Lauren McClain, Circulation
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Jean Eddy, Circulation
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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Tracy Holzer, Circulation
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport

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Vicki Guenther, Circulation
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper

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Lynn Poston, Circulation
Captain’s Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren

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Enoch Gamoian, IT
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

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Bob Kolarich, Facilities
1984 by George Orwell

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Beth Meyer, Administration
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Sherri Bonham, Indiana Room
Tribe: On Homecoming & Belonging by Sebastian Junger

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