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Did You Know: Recommended Reading

[info]bb_Nyack Library ThumbnailDid you know … which books are on the Nyack Library recommended reading list? The Nyack Library is staffed by readers with as broad a span of interests as that of the community they serve. We asked the staff to list the books they really enjoyed reading this year. Twenty-three employees replied, often with multiple titles. There were works of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, religion, science, science fiction, mysteries, thrillers, classics, even a children’s title or two. If you’re looking for a book to hunker down with as you enter the new year, take a look at this list of winners.

  • As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Leaving Time by Jody Piccoult
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Help for the Haunted by John Searles
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (two votes)
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Adam Bede by George Eliot
  • Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • We are Water by Wally Lamb
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson
  • Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
  • Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank by Barbara Sinatra
  • Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Book 3, the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
  • The Big Bang Never Happened by Eric J. Lerner
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders (two votes)
  • God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet
  • Year Zero: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Tehran at Twilight  by Salar Abdoh
  • How To Build A Girl by Caitlyn Moran
  • The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  • Lock In by John Scalzi
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • The Map Thief by Michael Blanding
  • Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel
  • Delicious by Ruth Reichl


Here’s the week at a glance
at the Nyack Library.


  • Shakespeare Discussion Group, 4 – 5:30p
  • FREE Assistance with
    NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p


  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p


Library closes at 1:30p


Library closed


Teen choice movie 3:30p

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Did You Know comes to you each Monday on NyackNewAndViews, sponsored by the Nyack Library.


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