What are the LibraryReads Steering Committee Favorites?

Allison Escoto, LibraryReads Administrative Assistant

Allison Escoto, LibraryReads Administrative Assistant

Allison Escoto’s Top 10 LibraryReads Favorite Memoirs
“There is something remarkable about reading a memoir and being completely immersed in someone else’s true life story. It can seem simultaneously like a totally different world and something that completely resonates. These are some of my favorites from our LibraryReads lists!”

Allison Escoto’s Top 10 LibraryReads Favorite Memoirs are:

Little Failure: A Memoir
by Gary Shteyngart
(Random House)

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
by Jenny Lawson
(Flatiron Books)

Dear Mr. You
by Mary-Louise Parker

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden, Foreword by Rob Reiner

A House in the Sky: A Memoir
by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

E.E. Cummings: A Life
by Susan Cheever

We Were Brothers: A Memoir
by Barry Moser
(Algonquin Books)

Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
by Nina Stibbe
(Little, Brown and Company)

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life
by Lee Smith
(Algonquin Books)

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir
by Alan Cumming
(Dey Street Books)

And check out what our neighbors to north are reading with their First Loan Stars Program!

Steering Committee Favorites Archive

Miriam Tuliao, BookOps

» ​Miriam Tuliao’s Top 10 LibraryReads Nonfiction Favorites

David Wright, Seattle Public Library

» ​David’s Top Ten Bookish Favorites from LibraryReads
“What do I love even better than books? Books about books, of course! Including a librarian or bookseller as the hero of your book may or may not guarantee literary immortality on library shelves, but bookish settings and topics definitely catch our attention. Witness these bookish favorites!”

Stephanie Anderson, Darien Library

» Stephanie’s Top Ten Intergenerational Favorites from LibraryReads
“My theme is intergenerational reads, or–books parents and children (who are mature enough readers to read books for adults) can enjoy together!”

Alene Moroni, Forbes Library

» See Alene’s Top Ten Romance Favorites from LibraryReads
“I love romances, and I want them without much else muddying the waters! Historical settings are my favorite, and witty dialogue is essential, as well as a bit of steam.”

Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library

» See Kaite’s Top Ten Book Group Favorites from Library Reads
“I’m always looking for a book with content to mull over and that inspires lively discussion. These titles have all been book group favorites in my own book groups and groups in the Kansas City area.”

Stephanie Chase, Hillsboro Public Library

» Books I Most Want to See as Movies
“Several LibraryReads picks are already on their way to becoming movies — notably the 2015 Favorite of Favorites The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, January 2015). The LibraryReads lists are full of other titles whose great characters, rich story lines, and visually striking settings would make great films.”

Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Library

» Mystery Books
“I am a huge mystery reader so these are my favorites from past lists. I’m partial to British mysteries as I love the settings, but also appreciate a mystery that works my brain rather than just tons of action.”