2006 Staff Book Picks

In early 2007, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite books read in 2006. Here are the results!

Click on the call number to check the status of the book in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


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Banville, John. The Sea. 2005.
Fiction BAN
Fiction BAN Large Type
Fiction BAN CD
Weschler, Lawrence. Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences. 2006.
709.04 W
Anonymous. A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City. 2005.
940.5343 W
                Selected by Carolyn A.
     
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Berg, Elizabeth. We Are All Welcome Here. 2006.
Fiction BER
Fiction BER Large Type
Fiction BER CD
Fiction BER eAudiobook
D'Amato, Barbara. White Male Infant. 2002.
Fiction KEL
Di Robilant, Andrea. A Venetian Affair. 2003.
945.31 D
945.31 D CD
Trollope, Joanna. Second Honeymoon. 2006.
Fiction TRO
Wolff, Isabel. Behaving Badly. 2003.
Fiction WOL
                Selected by Cecilia C.
     
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Foer, Jonathan Safran. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. 2005.
Fiction FOE
Fiction FOE CD
Fiction FOE eAudiobook
Kellaway, Lucy. Who Moved My Blackberry? 2006.
Fiction KEL
Fiction KEL CD
Robinson, Marilynne. Gilead. 2004.
Fiction ROB
Fiction ROB Large Type
Fiction ROB CD
Fiction ROB eAudiobook
Smith, Zadie. On Beauty. 2005.
Fiction SMI
Fiction ROB Large Type
Fiction ROB CD
Whitehead, Colson. Apex Hides the Hurt. 2006.
Fiction WHI
                Selected by Cheryl S.
     
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Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. 2006.
741.5973 B
Buford, Bill. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany. 2006.
641.59455 B
641.59455 B CD
Child, Julia. My Life in France. 2006.
B C5359.my
B C5359.my Large Type
B C5359.my CD
Masters, Alexander. Stuart: A Life Backwards. 2006.
B S55965ma
Mitchell, David. Black Swan Green. 2006.
Fiction MIT
Fiction MIT CD
               Selected by Jennifer P-B.
     
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Brooks, Max. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. 2006.
Fiction BRO
Fiction BRO CD
Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and their Meaning. 1981.
398.2091732 B
Marks, John D. Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control. 1979.
327.1206173 M
Okuda, Ted. The Golden Age of Chicago Children's Television. 2004.
791.45083 O
Reeve, Andru J. Turn Me On, Dead Man: The Complete Story of the Paul McCartney Death Hoax. 1994.
B M12348re
               Selected by Josh E.
     
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Barry, Max. Company. 2006.
Fiction BAR
Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. 2003.
Fiction HAD
Fiction HAD CD
Fiction HAD Digital Player
Fiction HAD eBook
Khadra, Yasmina. The Attack. 2006.
Fiction KHA
Fiction KHA CD
Lipman, Elinor. My Latest Grievance. 2006.
Fiction LIP
Fiction LIP CD
Fiction LIP eAudiobook
Noble, Elizabeth. The Friendship Test. 2006.
Fiction NOB
               Selected by Julie M.
     
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Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. 1975.
Fiction BRA
Fiction BRA Cassette
Bradbury, Ray. Farewell Summer. 2006.
Fiction BRA
Fiction BRA Large Type
Fiction BRA CD
Castella, Krystina. Crazy About Cupcakes. 2006.
641.8653 C
Sedaris, Amy. I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence. 2006.
793.2 S
793.2 S CD
793.2 S eAudiobook
Susann, Jacqueline. Valley of the Dolls. 1966.
Fiction SUS
               Selected by Katy D.
     
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Fielding, Joy. Mad River Road. 2006.
Fiction FIE
Fiction FIE Large Type
Fiction FIE CD
Fiction FIE eAudiobook
Lansens, Lori. The Girls. 2006.
Fiction LAN
Fiction LAN CD
Swanson, James L. Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. 2006.
364.1524 S
364.1524 S Large Type
364.1524 S CD
364.1524 S eBook
               Selected by Laura H.
     
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Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. 2006.
741.5973 B
McDermott, Alice. After This. 2006.
Fiction McD
Fiction McD Large Type
Fiction McD CD
Roth, Philip. Everyman. 2006.
Fiction ROT
Fiction ROT CD
Fiction ROT eAudiobook
Fiction ROT Adult Digital Player
               Selected by Lee L.
     
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De Bernières, Louis. Birds Without Wings. 2004.
Fiction DEB
Fiction DEB Large Type
Fiction DEB CD
Desai, Kiran. The Inheritance of Loss. 2006.
Fiction DES
Fiction DES CD
Fiction DES eAudiobook
Rosner, Elizabeth. The Speed of Light. 2001.
Fiction ROS
Soucy, Gaétan. The Little Girl who Was Too Fond of Matches. 2001.
Fiction SOU
Wiman, Christian. Hard Night. 2005.
811.6 W7573.ha
               Selected by Lukie M.
     
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Booth, Martin. Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood. 2004.
B B72565.go
Donohue, Keith. The Stolen Child. 2006.
Fiction DON
Fiction DON CD
Murakami, Haruki. Kafka on the Shore. 2006.
Fiction MUR
Fiction MUR CD
Fiction MUR eAudiobook
               Selected by Marilee H.
     
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Bajwa, Rupa. Sari Shop. 2004.
Fiction BAJ
Bigsby, C.W.E. Beautiful Dreamer. 2006.
Fiction BIG
Cotterill, Colin. Disco for the Departed. 2006.
Mystery COT
Nair, Anita. Ladies Coupé. 2004.
Fiction NAI
Tyler, Anne. Digging to America. 2005.
Fiction TYL
Fiction TYL Large Type
Fiction TYL CD
Fiction TYL Adult Digital Player
Fiction TYL eAudiobook
               Selected by Mary C.
     
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Child, Julia. My Life in France. 2006.
B C5359.my
B C5359.my Large Type
B C5359.my CD
Gilbert, Elizabeth. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia. 2006.
910.4 G
910.4 G Large Type
910.4 G CD
910.4 G eAudiobook
Literature from the "Axis of Evil": Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korean and Other Enemy Nations. 2006.
808.8 L
Martin, James. My Life with the Saints. 2006.
235.2 M
Sedaris, Amy. I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence. 2006.
793.2 S
793.2 S CD
793.2 S eAudiobook
               Selected by Maryann M.
     
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Carey, Peter. Theft: A Love Story. 2006.
Fiction CAR
Fiction CAR CD
Doig, Ivan. The Whistling Season. 2006.
Fiction DOI
Fiction DOI Large Type
Furst, Alan. The Foreign Correspondent. 2006.
Fiction FUR
Fiction FUR Large Type
Fiction FUR eBook
Lepore, Jill. New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan. 2005.
974.7102 L
Martin, George R.R. A Game of Thrones. 1996.
Science Fiction MAR
Science Fiction MAR eAudiobook

               Selected by Michaela H.
     
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DiCamillo, Kate. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. 2006.
Youth Fiction DIC
Youth Fiction DIC CD
Youth Fiction DIC eAudiobook
Gaiman, Neil. Anansi Boys. 2005.
Fiction GAI
Fiction GAI CD
Fiction GAI eAudiobook
Fiction GAI eBook
Pratchett, Terry. The Wee Free Men. 2003.
Teen Fiction PRA
Teen Fiction PRA eAudiobook
Rosoff, Meg. How I Live Now. 2004.
Teen Fiction ROS
Teen Fiction ROS CD
Teen Fiction ROS eAudiobook
Westerfeld, Scott. Peeps. 2005.
Teen Fiction WES
               Selected by Nicole B.
     
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Amster, Caryn Lazar. The Pied Piper of South Shore: Toys and Tragedy in Chicago. 2005.
977.311041 C
Follett, Ken. The Pillars of the Earth. 1989.
Fiction FOL
Fiction FOL CD
Fiction FOL Cassette
Fiction FOL eAudiobook
George, Elizabeth. Deception on his Mind. 1997.
Mystery GEO
Mystery GEO Large Type
Mystery GEO Cassette
Jentz, Terri. Strange Piece of Paradise. 2006.
364.1555 J
Roth, Philip. The Plot against America. 2004.
Fiction ROT
Fiction ROT Large Type
Fiction ROT CD
               Selected by Pam W.
     
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Buford, Bill. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany. 2006.
641.59455 B
641.59455 B CD
Bujold, Lois McMaster. The Sharing Knife. 2006.
Science Fiction BUJ
Child, Julia. My Life in France. 2006.
B C5359.my
B C5359.my Large Type
B C5359.my CD
Sanderson, Brandon. Mistborn: The Final Empire. 2006.
Science Fiction SAN
Shinn, Sharon. Dark Moon Defender. 2006.
Science Fiction SHI
               Selected by Pat Ga.
     
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Gellhorn, Martha. Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn. 2006.
070.92 G
Gibson, Graeme. The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany. 2005.
598 B
Jans, Nick. The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears. 2005.
599.784 J
Lawson, Mary. The Other Side of the Bridge.2006 .
Fiction LAW
O'Neill, Dan. A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River. 2006.
917.986 O
               Selected by Pat Gr.
     
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Abbott, Jeff. Panic. 2005.
Fiction ABB
Fiction ABB CD
Connolly, John. The Book of Lost Things. 2006.
Fiction CON
Fiction CON CD
Fiction CON Digital Player
Dean, Debra. The Madonnas of Leningrad. .
Fiction DEA
Lipman, Laura. No Good Deeds. 2006.
Mystery LIP
Mystery LIP Large Type
Mystery LIP CD
Mystery LIP eBook
Suri, Manil. The Death of Vishnu. 2001.
Fiction SUR
Fiction SUR Cassette
               Selected by Ricki N.
     
Book cover  
Bigsby, C.W.E. Beautiful Dreamer. 2006.
Fiction BIG
Donohue, Keith. The Stolen Child. 2006.
Fiction DON
Fiction DON CD
Grenville, Kate. The Secret River. 2006.
Fiction GRE
Fiction GRE CD
Mitchell, David. Black Swan Green. 2006.
Fiction MIT
Fiction MIT CD
Spanbauer, Tom. Now is the Hour. 2005.
Fiction SPA
               Selected by Roseann S.
     
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Fforde, Jasper. The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime. 2006.
Science Fiction FFO
Science Fiction FFO CD
Peters, Elizabeth. Tomb of the Golden Bird. 2006.
Mystery PET
Mystery PET Large Type
Mystery PET CD
Mystery PET eBook
Setterfield, Diane. The Thirteenth Tale. 2006.
Fiction SET
Fiction SET CD
Silva, Daniel. The Messenger. 2006.
Fiction SIL
Fiction SIL Large Type
Fiction SIL CD
Willig, Lauren. The Deception of the Emerald Ring. 2006.
Romance WIL
Romance WIL CD
               Selected by Sharon W.
     
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Half of a Yellow Sun. 2006.
Fiction ADI
Arana, Marie. Cellophane. 2006.
Fiction ARA
Child, Julia. My Life in France. 2006.
B C5359.my
B C5359.my Large Type
B C5359.my CD
Nestle, Marion. What to Eat. 2006.
613.2 N
Sánchez, Albert. Cold Skin. 2005.
Fiction SAN
               Selected by Sheila D.
     
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Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. 2006.
741.5973 B
Meek, James. The People's Act of Love. 2005.
Fiction MEE
Norton, Trevor. Underwater to Get Out of the Rain: A Love Affair with the Sea. 2006.
577.51092 N
Savage, Sam. Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife. 2006.
Fiction SAV
Setterfield, Diane. The Thirteenth Tale. 2006.
Fiction SET
Fiction SET CD
               Selected by Steven J.
     
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Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants. 2006.
Fiction GRU
Fiction GRU Large Type
Fiction GRU CD
Fiction GRU eAudiobook
Fiction GRU Digital Player
Jentz, Terri. Strange Piece of Paradise. 2006.
364.1555 J
Powell, Julie. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. 2005.
641.5092 P
641.5092 P CD
641.5092 P eAudiobook
641.5092 P eBook
Setterfield, Diane. The Thirteenth Tale. 2006.
Fiction SET
Fiction SET CD
Tyler, Anne. Digging to America. 2005.
Fiction TYL
Fiction TYL Large Type
Fiction TYL CD
Fiction TYL eAudiobook
Fiction TYL Digital Player
               Selected by Terry R.