2024 Staff Picks

The votes are in and WNPL staff have chosen the best books they read in 2023!  If you’re looking for your next read or to add yet another book to your to-be-read pile, these books are a sure bet.  Find them in our catalog by clicking on the covers.

For a printable version of this year’s Staff Picks, click here.

Teen Fiction

Young woman with blond hair blowing across her face    Dark-haired woman crying with flowers coming from her mouth

Youth Fiction and Picture Books

White haired child holding a sword of blue flames    Yellow-haired young girl holding a moth in her hands    Yellow background with a young Black boy watering a flower

Adult Fiction

Colorful abstract painting of diverse people     Dark, rocky coastline with house in distance     Black and white etched border of animals, plants, and other random objects.     Aqua cover with various instruments used in murders in black     Circular blue stone path with fire at center. A child and a dog sit by the fire.     Orange octopus in front of a colorful underwater ocean scene     Half of a woman's face with aqua background     Young woman standing on small island with moon setting on horizon     Colorful, abstract painting of a woman's face     Colorful abstract painting of a table and window scene     Black cover with colorful eyes

Adult Nonfiction

Border of food-filled dishes being passed    Black and white photo of Buster Keaton    Table with white tablecloth and orange dishes with food    Picture of a tropical garden forming the letters EVE     Colorful pieces of magazine headlines spelling "The Come Up"    picture of a barn owl sitting on a tree limb    red cover with a baseball glove and ball