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Staff Favorites 2021

by Public Service Associate Juliana

Welcome to our yearly round up! Each December it’s become Bexley Library tradition to collect a sampling of our favorite releases from the past 12 months. We hope this year’s compilation inspires you this holiday season! For even more great recommendations, listen to our recent podcast episode, “Best of 2021!”

Our Favorite 2021 Novels

  • HannahThe Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox | print / digital
  • Whitney & BethDamnation Spring by Ash Davidson | print / digital
  • JulianaAnimal by Lisa Taddeo | print / digital
  • SueThe President’s Daughter: A Thriller by James Patterson and Bill Clinton | print / digital
  • Kim – two by Donna Andrews, The Twelve Jays of Christmas | print / digital and Murder Most Fowl | print / digital
  • JenNightbitch by Rachel Yoder | print / digital The Rose Code by Kate Quinn |print /digital and The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson | print / digital
  • DebbieAt the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman |print / digital andThe Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by HonorĂ©e Fanonne Jeffers |print / digital

Our Favorite 2021 Poetry

  • JulianaGoldenrod by Maggie Smith | print / digital
  • DebbieI Love You, Call Me Back by Sabrina Benaim | print and A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story by Diane Glancy | print

Our Favorite 2021 Nonfiction

  • OwenThe Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green | print / digital
  • Luke Anthony Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever | print / digital
  • Mary Feels Like Home: Relaxed Interiors for a Meaningful Life by Lauren Liess | print / digital and Minimalista: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Better Home, Wardrobe, and Life by Shira Gill | print
  • SueGood Housekeeping The Best-Ever Cookie Book: 175 Tested-’til-Perfect Recipes for Crispy, Chewy & Ooey-Gooey Treats by Good Housekeeping and Jane Francisco | print and A New Take on Cake by the Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn | print
  • Jen Broken by Jenny Lawson | print / digital This Will All Be Over Soon by Cecily Strong | print / digital and Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter | print / digital
  • DebbieGastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide by Cecily Wong | print Standpipe: Delivering Water in Flint by David Hardin | print and You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin | print / audiobook
  • JulianaGirlhood by Melissa Febos | print / digital
  • BethAmerican Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears by Farah Stockman | print

Our Favorite 2021 Films

  • HannahGunpowder Milkshake | currently available on Netflix
  • OwenThe French Dispatch | DVD
  • Luke The Green Knight | DVD
  • JulianaLand | DVD
  • Kim Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard | DVD
  • Debbie Riders of Justice | DVD Host | DVD and In the Heights |DVD

Our Favorite Albums

  • HannahRosegold by Ashley Monroe | CD
  • Owen – Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast | CD
  • Luke Delta Kream by The Black Keys | CD / digital
  • KimTherapy by Anne-Marie | CD / digital Born Here, Live Here, Die Here by Luke Bryan | CD and Catch the Wind by Herb Alpert | CD / digital