NFPL staff book picks/ Credit: Needham Observer

With the chilly winter months upon us — at least in theory — Needham Library staff have selected some of their favorite books for readers to cozy up with as they wait for warmer days. Here are some of their suggestions:

“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin “It’s a deep love story of two people, over a lifetime, and it was totally platonic.” (Demetri Kyriakis, acting director)

“The Book Eaters” by Sunyi Dean “A compelling and fresh take on vampire lore. … It’s a book you can really sink your teeth into!” (Autumn Brown, circulation)

“North Woods” by Daniel Mason “The layered story of a house in western Massachusetts told over hundreds of years. (Jenna White, administrative specialist)

“The Unlikely Thru-Hiker” by Derick Lugo “The Brooklyn-born urbanite brings a unique perspective to the literature on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Humorous, irreverent… (Jeff Arnold, reference)

 “The Salt Path: A Memoir” by Raynor Winn “A middle-aged couple tragically lost their beautiful farm in Wales. They set out to hike England’s 650-mile Coastal Path. (Charlotte Buxton, circulation)

“A Peculiar Peril, (The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead)” by Jeff VanderMeer “A many-worlds fantasy involving talking animals and mechanized villains! Delightful! (Bethan Steward, reference)

“Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog and the Discovery of Insulin” by Deborah Kerbel “… the story of one of the most impactful milestones in medical science, including discussions of expensive healthcare and the use of animal testing. (Veronica Amorim, children’s reference)

“Have You Seen Me?” by Kate White “After Ally Linden arrives with no memory and begins retracing her steps, she faces an unexpected conclusion. (Grace Falcone, circulation)

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