Celebrating the Best of the Decade: Books (part one)

Here are some of the library's staff top picks of books from the past decade! 


The Martian by Andy Weir (2011) selected by Erin Hankins 

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (2012) selected by Melissa Merlos 

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (2013) selected by Erin Hankins 

Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (2013)* selected by Melissa Merlos

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013) selected by Kristin Allen

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (2013) selected by Melissa Merlos

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (2015) selected by Christine Kuffel

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (2016) selected by Erin Hankins

When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris (2016)* selected by Melissa Merlos

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly (2017) selected by Erin Hankins

The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke (2017) selected by Kala Istvanek

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (2018) selected by Christine Kuffel

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (2018)* selected by Melissa Merlos

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (2018) selected by Rachel Lebbing

The One by John Marrs (2018) selected by Tina Sternberg

The travelling cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa (2018) selected by Kala Istvanek

War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell (2018) selected by Melissa Merlos

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (2019) selected by Rachel Lebbing 

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (2019)selected by Erin Hankins

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (2019) selected by Erin Hankins 

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (2019) selected by Tina Sternberg


Graphic Novels:

Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan (2012) selected by Melissa Merlos 

Hawkeye series by Matthew Fraction (2013) selected by Amanda Oddo

Lazarus Series by Greg Rucka (2013) selected by Erin Hankins 

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick (2014) selected by Kala Istvanek

Amazing fantastic incredible by Stan Lee (2015) selected by Amanda Oddo

Doctor Strange series by Jason Aaron (2016) selected by Amanda Oddo

The Vision series by Tom King (2016) selected by Amanda Oddo

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (2017) selected by Kala Istvanek

X-Men Legacy. Legion by Simon Spurrier (2017) selected by Erin Hankins 

Illegal by Eoin Colfer (2018) selected by Kala Istvanek

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (2019) selected by Kala Istvanek


Light Reads (all selected by Christine Kuffel): 

Freezer I'll Shoot by Victoria Hamilton (2013)

The Diva Wraps it Up by Krista Davis (2014)

No Mallets Intended by Victoria Hamilton (2014)

The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis (2015)

White Colander Crime by Victoria Hamilton (2015)

The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis (2016)







*Available through Ishare or Interlibrary loan, which a service provided to currently registered Harper College Students & staff/faculty 

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