2010 Staff Book Picks

In late 2010, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite books read during the year. 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!


Cover of Ruins  
Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games. 2008.
Teen-Science Fiction COL
Teen-Science Fiction COL CD
Teen-Science Fiction COL eAudiobook
Obejas, Achy. Ruins. 2009.
Fiction OBE
Peters, Julie Anne. Luna. 2004.
Teen-Fiction PET
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. 2003.
Graphic Novels B S2537.pe
Sinclair, April. Coffee Will Make You Black. 1994.
Fiction SIN
               Selected by Amita L.
 
     
Cover of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand  
Kokoris, Jim. The Pursuit of Other Interests. 2009.
Fiction KOK
Larsson, Stieg. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. 2009.
Mystery LAR
Mystery LAR CD
Mystery LAR Large Type
Mystery LAR eBook
Mystery LAR eBook Reader
Simonson, Helen. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. 2010.
Fiction SIM
Fiction SIM CD
Fiction SIM Large Type
Fiction SIM eAudiobook
Sinclair, Alison. Lightborn. 2010.
Science Fiction SIN
Van Ogtrop, Kristin. Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom. 2010.
306.8743 V
               Selected by Annabelle M.
     
Cover of a Vintage Affair  
Rankin, Ian. Blood Hunt. 1995.
Mystery RAN
Mystery RAN CD
Mystery RAN Large Type
Mystery RAN eBook
Larsson, Stieg. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 2008.
Mystery LAR
Mystery LAR CD
Mystery LAR Large Type
Mystery LAR eAudiobook
Mankell, Henning. The Man from Beijing. 2010.
Mystery MAN
Mystery MAN CD
Mystery MAN Large Type
Mystery MAN eAudiobook
Strout, Elizabeth. Olive Kitteridge. 2008.
Fiction STR
Fiction STR CD
Fiction STR Large Type
Fiction STR eAudiobook
Fiction STR eBook
Wolff, Isabel. A Vintage Affair. 2009.
Fiction WOL
 
               Selected by Cecilia C.
     
Cover of A Little Stranger  
Greene, Melissa Faye. There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. 2006.
362.732 G
362.732 G CD
Mitchell, David. Cloud Atlas. 2004.
Fiction MIT
Fiction MIT CD
Némirovsky, Irène. Suite Française. 2006.
Fiction NEM
Fiction NEM CD
Fiction NEM Large Type
Fiction NEM Adult Digital Player
Fiction NEM eAudiobook
Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. 2009.
Youth Fiction STE
Youth Fiction STE CD
Youth Fiction STE eAudiobook
Walters, Sarah. The Little Stranger. 2009.
Fiction WAL
Fiction WAL CD
Fiction WAL eBook
 
               Selected by Cheryl S.
     
Cover of A Single Man  
Isherwood, Christopher. A Single Man. 1964.
Fiction ISH
Fiction ISH CD
Kessler, Lauren. Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family. 1993.
929.2089956 K
Murakami, Haruki. After the Quake. 2002.
Fiction MUR
Nothomb, Amélie. The Character of Rain. 2000.
Fiction NOT
Tough, Paul. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. 2008.
362.74 T
               Selected by Joey L.
 
     
Cover of Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance  
Athill, Diana. Somewhere Towards the End. 2008.
B A8711.so
Atkinson, Kate. Case Histories. 2004.
Fiction ATK
Carter, Zoe Fitzgerald. Imperfect Endings: A Daughter’s Tale of Life and Death. 2010.
616.858445 C
Hely, Steve. How I Became a Famous Novelist. 2010.
Fiction HEL
Obama, Barack. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. 2004.
B O121.dr
B O121.dr CD
B O121.dr Large Type
B O121.dr eAudiobook
B O121.dr eBook
               Selected by Lee L.
 
     
Cover of Skeletons at the Feast  
Bohjalian, Chris. Skeletons at the Feast. 2008.
Fiction BOH
Fiction BOH CD
Fiction BOH Large Type
Fiction BOH eAudiobook
Brockman, Terra. The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm. 2009.
631.584 B
Frucht, Abby. Licorice. 1990.
Fiction FRU
Moore, Lorrie. A Gate at the Stairs. 2009.
Fiction MOO
Fiction MOO CD
Fiction MOO eAudiobook
Fiction MOO eBook
Waldman, Ayelet. Red Hook Road. 2010.
Fiction WAL
Fiction WAL CD
               Selected by Lukie M.
 
     
Cover of It's a Book  
Allen, Sarah Addison. The Girl Who Chased the Moon. 2010.
Fiction ALL
Fiction ALL CD
Fiction ALL eAudiobook
Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. 2010.
Teen Fiction COL
Teen Fiction COL CD
Teen Fiction COL Youth Digital Player
Lutz, Lisa. The Spellmans Strike Again. 2010.
Mystery LUT
Mystery LUT CD
Mystery LUT Large Type
Rivlin, Gary. Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.: How the Working Poor Became Big Business. 2010.
339.460973 R
Smith, Lane. It's a Book. 2010.
Picture Book SMI
               Selected by Lynnanne P.
 
     
Cover of Vanishing of Katharina Linden  
Grant, Helen. Vanishing of Katharina Linden. 2009.
Fiction GRA
Fiction GRA CD
Orringer, Julie. The Invisible Bridge. 2010.
Fiction ORR
Fiction ORR CD
               Selected by Marilee H.
 
     
Cover of Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit  
Alexie, Sherman. War Dances. 2009.
Fiction ALE
Fiction ALE CD
Bryson, Bill. At Home: A Short History of Private Life. 2010.
643.1 B
643.1 B CD
643.1 B Large Type
Eggers, Dave. Zeitoun. 2009.
976.335064 E
976.335064 E CD
Munro, Alice. Too Much Happines: Stories. 2010.
Fiction MUN
Fiction MUN CD
Tippett, Krista. Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit. 2010.
215 T
               Selected by Maryann M.
 
     
Cover of An Irish Country Doctor  
Chevat, Richie. The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat. 2009.
363.8 C
363.8 C eBook
Christie, Agatha. Death on the Nile. 1937.
Mystery CHR
Fiction CD
Jessop, Carolyn. Escape. 2007.
B J58225.es
Morton, Kate. The Forgotten Garden. 2008.
Fiction MOR
Taylor, Patrick. An Irish Country Doctor. 2004.
Fiction TAY
Fiction TAY CD
Fiction TAY Large Type
               Selected by Nancy H.
 
     
Cover of The Wife's Tale  
Lehane, Dennis. Moonlight Mile. 2010.
Mystery LEH
Mystery LEH CD
Mystery LEH MP3
Franzen, Jonathan. Freedom. 2010.
Fiction FRA
Fiction FRA CD
Fiction FRA eBook Reader
Turow, Scott. Innocent. 2010.
Fiction TUR
Fiction TUR CD
Fiction TUR Large Type
Fiction TUR eBook Reader
George, Elizabeth. This Body of Death. 2010.
Mystery GEO
Mystery GEO CD
Mystery GEO Large Type
Mystery GEO eAudiobook
Mystery GEO eBook
Lansens, Lori. The Wife's Tale. 2009.
Fiction LAN
Fiction LAN CD
               Selected by Pam W.
 
     
Cover of Warbreaker  
Andrews, Ilona. Magic Bleeds. 2010.
Science Fiction AND
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Cryoburn. 2010.
Science Fiction BUJ
Science Fiction BUJ CD
Jemisin, N.K. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. 2010.
Science Fiction JEM
Sanderson, Brandon. Warbreaker. 2009.
Science Fiction SAN
Science Fiction SAN CD (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3)
Webber, Heather. Truly, Madly . 2010.
Mystery Paperback W
               Selected by Pat Ga.
 
     
Cover of Private Life  
East, Elyssa. Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town. 2009.
917.445 E
Mantel, Hilary. Wolf Hall. 2009.
Fiction MAN
Fiction MAN CD
Fiction MAN eAudiobook
Perry, Michael. Population, 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. 2002.
977.544 P
Smiley, Jane. Private Life. 2010.
Fiction SMI
Fiction SMI CD
Fiction SMI Large Type
Fiction SMI eAudiobook
Tóibín, Colm. Brooklyn. 2010.
Fiction TOI
Fiction TOI Large Type
               Selected by Pat Gr.
 
     
Cover of Great House  
Cunningham, Michael. By Nightfall. 2010.
Fiction CUN
Fiction CUN CD
Hellenga, Robert. Snakewoman of Little Egypt. 2010.
Fiction HEL
Hornung, Eva. Dog Boy. 2010.
Fiction HOR
Johnson, Barb. More of this World or Maybe Another. 2009.
Fiction JOH
Krauss, Nicole. Great House. 2010.
Fiction KRA
Fiction KRA CD
               Selected by Roseann S.
 
     
Cover of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  
Bradley, C. Alan. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. 2009.
Mystery BRA
Mystery BRA CD
Mystery BRA Large Type
Mystery BRA eAudiobook
Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. 2010.
Teen Fiction COL
Teen Fiction COL CD
Fiction COL Youth Digital Player
Teen Fiction COL eAudiobook
King, Laurie R. The God of the Hive. 2010.
Mystery KIN
Mystery KIN CD
Mystery KIN Large Type
Schine, Cathleen. The Three Weissmanns of Westport. 2010.
Fiction SCH
Fiction SCH CD
Fiction SCH Large Type
Fiction SCH eAudiobook
Winspear, Jacqueline. The Mapping of Love and Death. 2010.
Mystery WIN
Mystery WIN CD
Mystery WIN Large Type
               Selected by Sharon W.
 
     
Cover of Dream Work  
Alexander, William. 52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust. 2010.
641.815 A
Clinch, Jon. Kings of the Earth. 2009.
Fiction CLI
Dalrymple, William. Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. 2009.
294 D
Vaillant, John. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. 2010.
599.756 V
599.756 V CD
Oliver, Mary. Dream Work. 1986.
811.54 O 485.dr
               Selected by Sheila D.
 
     
Cover of I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay  
Claudel, Philippe. Brodeck. 2009.
Fiction CLA
Lanchester, John. I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. 2010.
330.905 L
330.905 L CD
Mantel, Hillary. A Place of Greater Safety. 1993.
Fiction MAN
Perez-Reverte, Arturo. The Flanders Panel. 1994.
Mystery PER
Santis, Pablo de. Voltaire's Calligrapher. 2010.
Fiction SAN
               Selected by Steven J.
 
     
Cover of The Cookbook Collector  
Goodman, Allegra. The Cookbook Collector. 2010.
Fiction GOO
Fiction GOO CD
Fiction GOO eBook
Kostova, Elizabeth. The Swan Thieves. 2010.
Fiction KOS
Fiction KOS CD
Fiction KOS Large Type
Fiction KOS eAudiobook
Orringer, Julie. The Invisible Bridge. 2010.
Fiction ORR
Fiction ORR CD
Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. 2010.
616.02774 S
616.02774 S CD
616.02774 S Large Type
616.02774 S eAudiobook
616.02774 S eBook
Weber, Katharine. Triangle. 2006.
Fiction WEB
               Selected by Terry R.
 
     
Cover of American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of our Woods, Waters, and Fields  
Carey, Mike, and Gross, Peter. The Unwritten. 2010.
Graphic Novel 741.5942 CAR
Hersh, Kristin. Rat Girl. 2010.
B H5723.ra
Jacobsen, Rowan. American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of our Woods, Waters, and Fields. 2010.
641.013 J
Jaffe, Joseph. Flip the Funnel. 2010.
658.872 J
McCann, Colum. Let the Great World Spin. 2009.
Fiction MCC
Fiction MCC CD
Fiction MCC Large Type
Fiction MCC eBook
               Selected by Toby G.