Best Books of 2012 – Staff Picks

We came across so many amazing books in 2012, we wanted to share our favorites with you. These are the top five favorite titles we read this past year. (Note: Some titles were published previously to 2012.) Check one out – or place a hold – today!

  1. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
  2. The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
  3. Gone Missing by Ann Castillo
  4. Francesca’s Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli
  5. True Sisters by Sandra Dallas


  1. How It All Began by Penelope Lively
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  3. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
  1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  3. Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin
  4. The Help by Katheryn Stockett
  5. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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