2005 Staff Book Picks

In early 2006, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite books read in 2005. Here are the results!

Click on the call number to check the status of the book in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


 
O'Carroll, Brendan. The Chisellers. 2000, c1995.
Fiction OCA
Fiction OCA Large Type
Fiction OCA CD
O'Carroll, Brendan. The Granny. 2000, c1996.
Fiction OCA
Fiction OCA Large Type
Fiction OCA CD
O'Carroll, Brendan. The Mammy. 1999, c1994.
Fiction OCA
Fiction OCA Large Type
Fiction OCA Cassette
Fiction OCA CD
O'Carroll, Brendan. The Young Wan. 2003.
Fiction OCA
Fiction OCA Cassette
Fiction OCA CD
                Selected by Carolyn T.
 
Berendt, John. The City of Falling Angels: A Venice Story. 2005.
945.31 B
945.31 B Large Type
945.31 B CD
Berg, Elizabeth. The Year of Pleasures. 2005.
Fiction BER
Fiction BER Large Type
Fiction BER CD
Kanon, Joseph. Alibi. 2005.
Fiction KAN
Fiction KAN Large Type
Fiction KAN CD
Steinbach, Alice. Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman. 2004.
818.54 S81963.ed
Wolfe, Tom. I Am Charlotte Simmons. 2004.
Fiction WOL
Fiction WOL Large Type
Fiction WOL CD
                Selected by Cecilia C.
 
Barnes, Julian. The Lemon Table. 2004.
Fiction BAR
Fiction BAR CD
De Bernieres, Louis. Birds without Wings. 2004.
Fiction DEB
Fiction DEB Large Type
Fiction DEB CD
Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go. 2005.
Fiction ISH
Fiction ISH CD
Kimmelman, Michael. The Accidental Masterpiece. 2005.
700 K
Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle: A Memoir. 2005.
B W1155gL
B W1155gL Large Type
B W1155gL Digital Player
                Selected by Cheryl S.
 
Didion, Joan. The Year of Magical Thinking. 2005.
818.54 D556ye
818.54 D556ye Large Type
818.54 D556ye CD
818.54 D556ye Digital Player
Evans, Norman. The Tomb in Seville: Crossing Spain on the Brink of Civil War. 2005.
946.081L
Friedman, Thomas. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. 2004.
303.4833 F
303.4833 F Large Type
303.4833 F Cassette
303.4833 F CD
                Selected by Doretta F.
 
B., David. Epileptic. 2005.
B B1104.ep
Krauss, Nicole. The History of Love. 2005.
Fiction KRA
Fiction KRA CD
O'Malley, Bryan Lee. Scott Pilgrim. 2004.
741.5971 OMA
Roach, Mary. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. 2005.
129 R
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 2005.
Youth Fiction ROW
Youth Fiction ROW Large Type
Youth Fiction ROW CD
Youth Fiction ROW Braille
                Selected by Jennifer P-B.
 
Almond, Steve. Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America . 2004.
338.4766153 A
Barkun, Michael. A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America. 2003.
306.1 B
Bishop, Jim. Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth. 2005.
001.942 B
Coleman, Loren. Weird Illinois: Your Travel Guide to Illinois' Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets . 2005.
133.10977 T
Loewen, James A. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. 1996.
973 L
973 L Cassette
                Selected by Josh E.
 
Cannell, Stephen J. Cold Hit. 2005.
Fiction CAN
Fiction CAN CD
Fiction CAN eAudiobook
Jacob, Madeleine K. The Mommy Fund. 2005.
Fiction JAC
Patterson, James. Honeymoon. 2005.
Fiction PAT
Fiction PAT Large Type
Fiction PAT Cassette
Fiction PAT CD
e-book
Weisberger, Lauren. Everyone Worth Knowing. 2005.
Fiction WEI
Fiction WEI CD
Willard, Katie. Raising Hope. 2005.
Fiction WIL
                Selected by Julie M.
 
Brooks, Geraldine. March. 2005.
Fiction BRO
Fiction BRO Large Type
Fiction BRO CD
Connelly, Michael. The Lincoln Lawyer. 2005.
Mystery CON
Mystery CON Large Type
Mystery CON CD
Mystery CON Cassette
Edwards, Kim. The Memory Keeper's Daughter. 2005.
Fiction EDW
Fiction EDW Large Type
Fiction EDW CD
Fiction EDW eAudiobook
                Selected by Laura H.
Braff, Joshua. The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green. 2004.
Fiction BRA
Enchi, Fumiko. The Waiting Years. 2002 c1971.
Fiction ENC
Gaitskill, Mary. Veronica. 2005.
Fiction GAI
Fiction GAI CD
Krauss, Nicole. The History of Love. 2005.
Fiction KRA
Fiction KRA CD
Pekar, Harvey. The Quitter. 2005.
818.54 P3797.qu
                Selected by Lee L.
Codell, Esme Raji. Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard to Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade. 2004.
Youth Nonfiction 818.54 C6693.si
Youth Nonfiction 818.54 C6693.si CD
Park, Linda Sue. When My Name was Keoko. 2002.
Youth Jr Hi Fiction PAR
Youth Jr Hi Fiction PAR CD
Rosen, Michael. Michael Rosen's Sad Book. 2005.
Youth PICTURE BOOK ROS
                Selected by Linda S.
Browning, Dominique. Paths of Desire. 2004.
635.909747B
Dempsey, Dave. On the Brink: The Great Lakes in the 21st Century. 2004.
333.9528D
Dunant, Sarah. The Birth of Venus. 2004.
Fiction DUN
Fiction DUN CD
Foer, Jonathan Safron. Everything is Illuminated. 2002.
Fiction FOE
Fiction FOE Cassette
Fiction FOE CD
Fiction FOE Digital Player
Phillips, Carl. Pastoral: Poems. 2000.
811.54 P5585.pa
                Selected by Lukie M.
Fletcher, Susan. Eve Green. 2004.
Fiction FLE
See, Lisa. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. 2005.
Fiction SEE
Fiction SEE Large Type
Fiction SEE CD
Fiction SEE eAudiobook
Wesley, Stace. Misfortune. 2005.
Fiction WES
                Selected by Marilee H.
Asma, Stephen T. The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha. 2005.
294.34 A
Mooney, Chris. The Republican War on Science. 2005.
509.73 M
Taibbi, Matt. Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season. 2005.
324.9730931 T
Vonnegut, Kurt. A Man without a Country. 2005.
818.54 V9476.ma
818.54 V9476.ma CD
Wallis, Jim. God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It. 2005.
261.70973 W
                Selected by Mark K.
Berg, Elizabeth. Year of Pleasures. 2005.
Fiction BER
Fiction BER Large Type
Fiction BER CD
Brooks, Geraldine. March. 2005.
Fiction BRO
Fiction BRO Large Type
Fiction BRO CD
Doctorow, E.L. The March. 2005.
Fiction DOC
Fiction DOC CD
Fiction DOC eAudiobook
Laurie, Victoria. Better Read Than Dead. 2005.
Mystery LAU
Umrigar, Thrity N. Bombay Time. 2001.
Fiction UMR
                Selected by Mary C.
Bstan'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality. 2005.
294.3365 B
294.3365 B Large Type
294.3365 B CD
Hornby, Nick. A Long Way Down. 2005.
Fiction HOR
Fiction HOR CD
Pogrebin, Abigail. Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish. 2005.
920.0092924 P
Roth, Phillip. Plot against America. 2005.
Fiction ROT
Fiction ROT Large Type
Fiction ROT CD
Wolff, Tobias. Old School. 2004.
Fiction WOL
Fiction WOL CD
                Selected by Maryann M.
Brooks, Geraldine. March. 2005.
Fiction BRO
Fiction BRO Large Type
Fiction BRO CD
Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. 2004.
Science Fiction CLA
Science Fiction CLA CD
Dawkins, Richard. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution. 2004.
576.8 D
Fletcher, Joann. The Search for Nefertiti: The True Story of an Amazing Discovery. 2004.
932.014 F
Han, Shaogong. A Dictionary of Maqiao. 2003.
Fiction HAN
                Selected by Michaela H.
Frey, James. A Million Little Pieces. 2003.
B F8934.mi
B F8934.mi CD
B F8934.mi eAudiobook
McLarty, Ron. A Memory of Running. 2004.
Fiction MCL
Fiction MCL Large Type
Fiction MCL CD
Smith, Martin Cruz. Wolves Eat Dogs. 2004.
Fiction SMI
Fiction SMI Large Type
Fiction SMI CD
Willis, Connie. To Say Nothing of the Dog. 1998.
Science Fiction WIL
Wolfe, Tom. I Am Charlotte Simmons. 2004.
Fiction WOL
Fiction WOL
Fiction WOL CD
                Selected by Pam W.
Barkley, Charles. Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man. 2005.
305.800973 B
Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs. 2005.
641.5 D
Marillier, Juliet. Dark Mirror. 2005.
Science Fiction MAR
Roberts, Chris. Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme. 2005.
398.8 R
Shinn, Sharon. Mystic and Rider. 2005.
Science Fiction SHI
                Selected by Pat Ga.
Gaines, James. Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. 2005.
780.92 B118.ga
Halkin, Hillel. A Strange Death. 2005.
940.48641 H
Krall, Hanna. The Woman from Hamburg: And Other True Stories. 2005.
940.5318092 K
Mandelman, Avner. Talking to the Enemy: Stories. 2005.
Fiction MAN
Pinsky, David. The Life of David. 2005.
222.4092 P
                Selected by Pat Gr.
Berendt, John. The City of Falling Angels: A Venice Story. 2005.
945.31 B
945.31 B Large Type
945.31 B CD
Browne, Marshall. Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn. 2005.
Mystery BRO
Carter, Jimmy. Our Endangered Values. 2005.
306.0973 C
306.0973 C Large Type
306.0973 C CD
Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep. 1992, c1939.
Mystery CHA
Mystery CHA Cassette
Mystery CHA eAudiobook
Mystery CHA eBook
Connelly, Michael. The Lincoln Lawyer. 2005.
Mystery CON
Mystery CON Large Type
Mystery CON CD
Mystery CON Cassette
Mystery CON eBook
                Selected by Ricki N. 1
Krueger, William Kent. Blood Hollow. 2004.
Mystery KRU
Mystery KRU CD
Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Tehran. 2003.
820.9 N
820.9 N Large Type
820.9 N CD
Robinson, Peter. The First Cut. 2004 c1990.
Mystery ROB
Rozan, S.J. Absent Friends. 2004.
Mystery ROZ
Mystery ROZ CD
Mystery ROZ eBook
Steinbach, Alice. Without Reservations: The Travels of An Independent Woman. 2000.
818.54 S81963.wi
                Selected by Ricki N. 2
Gary, Romain. The Life Before Us: ("Madame Rosa"). 1986, c1978.
Fiction GAR
Megged, Aharon. Mandrakes from the Holy Land. 2005.
Fiction MEG
Millet, Lydia. Oh Pure and Radiant Heart. 2005.
Fiction MIL
Perlman, Elliot. Seven types of Ambiguity. 2004.
Fiction PER
Smith, Alison. Name All the Animals. 2004.
155.937 S
                Selected by Roseann S.
Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. 2004.
Science Fiction CLA
Science Fiction CLA CD
Miyazaki, Hayao. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. 2004.
Teen 741.5952 M685.na PBK
Peters, Elizabeth. The Serpent on the Crown. 2005.
Mystery PET
Mystery PET Large Type
Mystery PET CD
Mystery PET eBook
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 2005.
Youth Fiction ROW
Youth Fiction ROW Large Type
Youth Fiction ROW Cassette
Youth Fiction ROW CD
Youth Fiction ROW Braille
Willig, Lauren. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. 2005.
Romance WIL
Romance WIL CD
                Selected by Sharon W.
Asma, Stephen T. The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha. 2005.
294.34 A
Larkin, Emma. Finding George Orwell in Burma. 2005.
915.9104 L
McCarthy, Cormac. No Country for Old Men. 2005.
Fiction MCC
Fiction MCC Large Type
Fiction MCC CD
Fiction MCC Digital Player
Fiction MCC eBook
Nicholl, Charles. Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind. 2004.
B L5814 NI
Polk, William Roe. Understanding Iraq 2005.
956.7 P
                Selected by Sheila D.
Bryson, Bill. A Short History of Nearly Everything. 2003.
500 B
500 B CD
500 B eAudiobook
Eichenwald, Kurt. A Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story. 2005.
333.790973 E
333.790973 E CD
Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go. 2005.
Fiction ISH
Fiction ISH CD
Sanchez, Albert. Cold Skin. 2005.
Fiction SAN
Verissimo, Luis Fernando. Borges and the Eternal Orangutans. 2003.
Mystery VER
                Selected by Steven J.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go. 2005.
Fiction ISH
Fiction ISH CD
Kostova, Elizabeth. The Historian. 2005.
Fiction KOS
Fiction KOS Large Type
Fiction KOS CD
Fiction KOS eBook
Lansky, Aaron. Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books. 2004.
002.075L
002.075L Large Type
Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J. Freakonomics. 2005.
330 L
330 L Large Type
330 L CD
330 L eAudiobook
330 L eBook
Russell, Mary Doria. A Thread of Grace. 2005.
Fiction RUS
Fiction RUS CD
                Selected by Terry R.