NYPL 2019 staff picks

Staff Picks

The above linked article talks about the staff picks from the New York Public Library from Fall 2019. Some of these books are older books, but worth reading. I’ve read some. I own some. Some are on my TBR list. It’s a varied list and quite a good one.

  • Against Creativity By Oli Mould
  • Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship By Claire Bishop
  • Ask Again, Yes By Mary Beth Keane
  • Balanchine and Kirstein’s American Enterprise By James Steichen
  • Black Is the Color By Julia Gfrörer
  • Chesapeake Requiem By Earl Swift
  • City of Lies By Victoria Thompson
  • Cold Storage By David Koepp
  • Empowering Women: A Guide to Loving Yourself, Breaking Rules, and Bringing Good Into Your Life By Louise Hay
  • Famous People By Justin Kuritzkes
  • The Far Field By Madhuri Vijay
  • A Fire Story By Brian Fies
  • Fleishman Is in Trouble By Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • The Gilded Hour By Sara Donati
  • Guestbook: Ghost Stories By Leanne Shapton
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire By Edward Gibbon
  • Home Remedies By Xuan Juliana Wang
  • How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi
  • I Am a Cat By Natsume Sōseki
  • Landwhale By Jes Baker
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses By Pierre Cholderlos de Laclos
  • The Lies We Told By Camilla Way
  • Life of the Party By Olivia Gatwood
  • A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother By Rachel Cusk
  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America By James Forman Jr.
  • Magic for Liars By Sarah Gailey
  • Mortals and Immortals: Collected Essays By Jean-Pierre Vernant
  • The New Me By Halle Butler
  • Normal People By Sally Rooney
  • The Organs of Sense By Adam Ehrlich Sachs
  • The Other’s Gold By Elizabeth Ames
  • The Outlaw Ocean By Ian Urbina
  • Paradise Rot By Jenny Hval
  • Persuasion By Jane Austen
  • Pressure Cooker By Bowen, Brenton, & Elliott
  • The Shadow King By Maaza Mengiste
  • Soft Targets By Deborah Landau
  • Summer at the Cornish Cafe By Phillipa Ashley
  • Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Military-Digital Complex By Yasha Levine
  • Tidelands By Philippa Gregory
  • Titus Groan By Mervyn Peake
  • Tomboy Survival Guide By Ivan E. Coyote
  • Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion By Jia Tolentino
  • Unmasked by the Marquess By Cat Sebastian
  • Valerie By Sara Stridsberg
  • Well Met By Jen DeLuca
  • The Whisper ManBy Alex North
  • The World Doesn’t Require You By Rion Amilcar Scott

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