Staff Picks

Want to know that the MBTB staff is reading and loving?  These are some titles that are loved by just about everyone at the store.  If you'd like to see staff picks for each member of the staff, click on the name of the staff member below.  You can also check out our Staff Picks page for Kids Titles.

Mary Allen - Mary's Best of 2014 List

Dean James - Dean's Best of 2014 List

Brenda Jordan - Brenda's Best of 2014 List

McKenna Jordan - McKenna's Best of 2014 List

John Kwiatkowski - John's Best of 2014 List

Sally Woods - Sally's Best of 2014 List





ISBN: 9780805093995
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 17th, 2015

The electrifying tale of a New York City police detective under siege-by an unsolved murder, by his own dark past, and by a violent stalker seeking revenge.

ISBN: 9781594633294
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 14th, 2015

"The Crimson Petal and the White" meets" Fight Club" A page-turning novel set in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late eighteenth-century England.
Moving from a filthy brothel to a fine manor house, from the world of street fighters to the world of champions, The Fair Fight is a vivid, propulsive historical novel announcing the arrival of a dynamic new talent.

ISBN: 9780399171673
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 31st, 2015

Set in the untamed wilds of nineteenth-century colonial India, a dazzling historical thriller introducing an unforgettable investigative pair.

ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

Well, we may have just found our 2015 'Book of the Spring!' Four of us here at MBTB have already read "The Girl on the Train," and the verdict is unanimous -- it's great! Fast paced and suspenseful, you won't want to put it down. Rachel is a commuter who travels the same route, day after day, by train. Every morning and evening the train stops at a signal, giving Rachel an opportunity to watch a couple who live in a house close-by. She becomes fixated with them... watching as they have breakfast, or eagerly awaiting the evenings they spend outside on their patio. Then one day Rachel sees a shocking event. She goes to the police to report it, but she isn't taken seriously. Is she a reliable witness? Has she just become obsessed with the couple? Who knows?  

- Brenda 

ISBN: 9781439177730
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Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

This debut was THE thriller of 2014. It's the perfect blend of smart, well-written espionage and a police procedural. HIGHLY recommended by McKenna, Sally, Brenda, Mary and Anne!  

ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 9th, 2014

“Once in a very long while a book becomes a brand new old friend, a story you never knew you always wanted. Station Eleven is that rare find that feels familiar and extraordinary at the same time, expertly weaving together future and present and past, death and life and Shakespeare. This is truly something special.”
—Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus  

Highy recommended by McKennaSally, Brenda and Mary.

Emily St. John Mandel will sign on Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm. For signing information please view our signing policies here

ISBN: 9780553593617
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Published: Bantam - April 3rd, 2012

The start of a really entertaining WWII series.  Highly recommended by John and Sally!