Reader's Picks

David Eckert, Asst. Director 

All time favorite book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 
Last book Read:  "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs
Favorite book read this year: "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa
Book(s) I want to read next: "Beautiful Darkness" by Kami Garcia
Favorite book character: The Grinch 
My own category: “Book that should only be used to hold up the corner of my bureau” = O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Kristy Gates, Information Services Clerk 

All time favorite book: Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’engle 
Last book read: Dreadful Skin by Cherie Priest (adult book) 
Favorite book read this year: Shadow of the Wing by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (adult mystery) 
Book(s) I want to read next: Mister Monday by Garth Nix 
Favorite book character: Charles Wallace 
Favorite Genre: Non-Vampire/Non-Werewolf Young Adult Fiction 

Nechia Whittingham, Information Services, Head Trainer 

All time favorite book: The Shack by William Young (Adult Fiction) 
Last book read:  "The Help" By Kathryn Stockett 
Favorite book read this year: "Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham and the Science of Success" by Mathew Syed
Book(s) I want to read next: When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Favorite book character: Michael Gates Gill 
My own category: Book Almost Ruined by the Movie? Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 
Word to the Wise: The book is ALWAYS better. 

Kelly Reding, Technical Services Clerk 

All time favorite book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 
Last book read: Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
Favorite book read this year:  Clementine by Sara Pennypacker 
Book(s) I want to read next: Three Cups of Tea by Sarah L. Thomson 
Favorite book character: Clementine 


Karen Newberry, Assistant Youth Services Librarian

All time favorite book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 
Last book read: A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck & Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel 
Last book listened to: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympians by Rick Riordan 
Favorite book read this year: The Book that Eats People by John Perry and Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen 
Book(s) I want to read next: Tango: a Tale of an Island Dog by Eileen Beha 
Favorite book character: Percy Jackson 
My own category: First Book I Loved? No Flying in the House by Betty Brock 

Paisley Gray, Youth Services Page 

All time favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell 
Last book I read: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo 
Favorite book I read this year: Blankets by Craig Thompson (YA Graphic Novel) 
Book(s) I want to read next?: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (Adult Fiction) 
Favorite Book Character: : Lemony Snicket 
My own category: If my life were a book genre, which would it be? Dark Humour