Staff Picks

General Favorites

Ann Hammond - Library Executive Director
by Austen, Jane

Length: xxxv, 392 p. ;


Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics, New York : c2003.

I enjoy stories of people who manage to overcome obstacles and find happiness together.

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Cathy Howell - Manager, Technical Services

As the manager of a department that orders all the new books for the library I see a lot of titles.  But anytime a “more than a cookbook” comes through I always take notice.

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Erin West - Digital Studio Coordinator, Northside Branch
by Quick, Amanda.

Length: 390 p. ;


Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York : c2006.

I don't have a type. Really. I'll read just about anything if the story is compelling.

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Leila McGuire - Librarian Assistant, Central Library
by Rothfuss, Patrick

Length: 661 p. :


Publisher: DAW Books ; New York : c2007.

When I read stories, I typically get attached to the characters or the world that the author has so brilliantly created; while I enjoy stand-alone reads, some of the best journeys come from charact

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Jamie West - Circulation Supervisor, Beaumont Branch
by Weber, David

Length: 342 p. :


Publisher: Baen ; Riverdale, NY : [1999], c1993.

As you can probably tell from my list, I like moody, atmospheric books along with some fun sci-fi and fantasy adventures.  One of the most enjoyable things to do when reading (to me at least)

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Heather Wingfield - Librarian, Beaumont Branch

I lead a busy life.

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Caleb Dunaway - Librarian Assistant, Beaumont Branch
by Leiber, Fritz

Length: 359 p. ;


Publisher: Night Shade Books, Portland, Or. : c2010.

Let's face it: life can often be downright weird.

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Kelli Dean - Manager, Outreach Services

Reading about sports can be almost as exciting as watching them.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Rebecca Montaño-Smith - Assistant Manager, Eagle Creek Branch
by Sedaris, David.

Length: 272 p. ;


Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. Boston : 2000.

These are the books that I buy and give away. These are the books that I recommend over and over again. Some are new, some are old but all of them made the cut.

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Susan Courtney - Librarian Assistant, Central Library
by See, Lisa.

Length: 258 p. ;


Publisher: Random House, New York : 2005.

I enjoy books that take the reader on some type of journey, be it a visit to a new or unknown land or a more figurative quest of self-discovery.

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Caleb Ritchie - Computer Aide, Central Library
by Gaiman, Neil.

Length: 477 p. ;


Publisher: Norma Editorial, Barcelona : 2003.

From real science that seems unreal, to speculative worlds that seem all too likely, this group of books is bound to give you food for thought as well as an engrossing reading experience.

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Lisa Taylor - Library Associate, Central Library
by Huxley, Aldous

Length: xvii, 268 p. ;


Publisher: Perennial Classics, New York : 1998.

These are my favorites out of the books I've read recently.

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J.P. Johnson - Librarian Assistant, Central Library
by Quinn, Ryan.

Length: 328 p. ;


Publisher: AmazonEncore, Las Vegas, Nev. : c2011.

This is a list of recent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer materials available from the Lexington Public Library, updated monthly.

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Heather Prichard - Librarian, Tates Creek Branch
by Murphy, Louise

Length: 297, 12 p. ;


Publisher: Penguin Books, New York : c2003.

These books shouldn’t be confined to a specific reader age range. They are all powerful stories of individuals in a dangerous, fantastic, deadly, harsh, magical and important time.

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