Our staff have been asked to list their favourite movies and books for you to review. Once you find the staff member whose book list most matches yours, take a look for suggestions from them you have yet to read, or movies to watch.
Here are the favourites...
Heather Barendregt's Picks
- "Most Wanted" by Lisa Scottoline
- "A Cup of Dust" by Susie Finkbeiner
- "Shoot Me" by Lesley Crewe
- "Corrupted" by Lisa Scottoline
- "My Secret Sister" by Helen Edwards
Donna Walby's Picks
- All the "Jacky Faber" pirate-girl adventure stories by M.E. Meyer that are in our Young Adult area. These books are a cross between Tom Sawyer and Pippi Longstockings, written in a style that anyone will enjoy. A little riské at times, without being "graphic" so not for young children to read. I hope he writes many more of these adventures!
- "The Angelic Letters" series, by Canadian author Henry Ripplinger- stories of profound loving and living life to the fullest.
- Anything by Greg Iles, particularly "Blood Memory".
- "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Mermaid Chair" by Sue Monk Kidd
- "19 Minutes" The only Jodi Picoult novel I really appreciated. Others are ok, but this one was very well written.
- "Crow Lake" and others, by Mary Lawson
- "The Other Boleyn Girl" and most anything by Philippa Gregory
- "The Story of Danny Dunn" and "Tandia" by Bryce Courtenay
- Anything by Louise Penny, including "The Beautiful Mystery" and "A Trick of the Light".
- Mo Hayder's works, including "Poppet" and "Skin," but these are a bit on the "ooo-ey" side sometimes!
- "Unrepentant" - The Strange & (Sometimes) Terrible Life of Lorne Campbell (Satan's Choice & Hells Angels Biker)
- "Bats at the Library," "Bats at the Beach" and "The day the Crayons Quit" from our Easy Reader collection.
- I have recently become addicted to listening to audio books. My very favourite thus far is "XO" by Jeffery Deaver.
- I also really enjoyed "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci.
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
- Love, Actually.
- Phantom of the Paradise.
- This is Where I Leave You.
- Dead Poet's Society.
- Despicable Me.
Cherie Denorer's Picks
- Protector's Trilogy by Lisa Marie Rice
- Trouble Shooters Series by Suzanne Brockmann
- Rachel Gibson.
- Heather Graham.
- Lisa Jackson.
- Linda Howard.
- Eoizabeth Lowel.
- James Patterson.
- Nora Roberts.
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
- Pretty Woman.
- Grown Ups.
- Iron Man.
- Dirty Dancing.
- Despicable Me.
Mary Swingler's Picks
- "The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules" - by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg
- "The Little Old lady Strikes Again"- by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg
- "The Rosie Project" - by Graeme Simsion
- "Gone Girl" - by Gillian Flynn
- "Ice Cold" - by Tess Gerritsen
- "Flower Net" - by Lisa (this book is not available at Springfield Library. See book 1 of the "Red Princess Mystery" trilogy)
- "My Secret Sister" - by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith
- "A Train in Winter" - by Caroline Moorehead
Karen Lalonde's Picks
- Nora Roberts
- James Patterson
- Jane Green
Tia Grantham's Picks
- "Keturah & Lord Death" by Martine Leavitt
- "Cain's Blood" by Geoffrey Girard
- "Harry Potter" series - by J.K. Rowling
- "Goddess Test" - by Aimee Carter
- "Belle: A retelling of Beauty and the Beast" -by Cameron Dokey
- "Snow: A retelling of Snow white" - by Lynn Tracy
- "Ready Player One" -by Cline Ernest
- "Blood and Chocolate" - by Annette Curtis Klause
- "Eternal" - by Cynthia Leitich Smith
- "Vampire Academy" series - Richelle Mead
- "One for the Money" series - Janet Evanovich
- "F.A.B.L.E.S" series - by Bill Willingham
- "Saga" series
- "Alice in the Country of Hearts" series - by QuinRose
- "Godchild" series - by Kaori Yuki
- "Ouran High School Host Club" series - by Bisco Hatori
- "Legend of Drizzt" - Andrew Dabb