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What are NYLA Council Members Recommending for Holiday Reading?


We asked members of both the incoming & outgoing NYLA Council what book they would recommend for holiday reading or gift giving. Here it is.

The World of PostSecret by Frank Warren

An addictive collection of new full-color postcard secrets and app secrets from the author of the smash the #1 New York Times bestselling PostSecret books—with more secrets than any previous PostSecret book!
- Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Outgoing Councilor-at-large

Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins

Great 'ole fashioned Who dunnit mystery: … with a twist:  Instead of everyone being innocent and you wonder who "dun nit,"   Everyone is guilty and you are wondering who really didn't'! 
- Paige Jaeger, Outgoing Councilor-at-Large

The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho
-Todd Schlitt, SCLA Chapter Councilor

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
- Ann Penwarden, SMART Past-President, 2014-15

The Slow Regard of Silent of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
–Geoff Kirkpatrick, 2015 President

Hyperbole and A Half by Allie Brosh (graphic)
–Rebecca Lubin, Councilor-at-Large

Monument 14 Series by Emma Laybourne (YA)
–Rebecca Lubin

Sparky! By Jenny Offill (picture book)
– Rebecca Lubin

Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano
–Mary Ferris, YSS President

3 Times Lucky by Sheila Turrage
– Sue Kowalski, Councilor-at-Large

Dies the Fire series by SM Stirling
– Lauren Comito Best Worst Post Apocalyptic Story Ever

After the War by Amy Plum
– Claudia Depkin, Treasurer-Elect

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
–Sara Kelly Johns, Immediate Past President

Edge of Eternity, book 3 of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
–Sara Kelly Johns

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern
–Lisa Wemett, EFR President

Abundant Community John McKnight & Peter Block
–Sue Considine, Councilor-at-Large