Everyone loves an end of year list, and your Meriam Library staff and faculty are no different!  So here for you curious readers is our list of favorite titles of those we read in the past year.  Our favorites span fiction in multiple genres, history, food/earth science, and business, and we hope you'll find something to enjoy here.  Where the library already owns a copy, those have been linked to OneSearch -- but we'll soon have all of these titles available for checkout.  Grab your own new favorite to enjoy a little break from screentime over the holiday break! 


A Great Reckoning, recommended by Library Systems's Jeannie Graham

Alaskan Holiday, recommended by Library Administrative Support, Laurie Ratterree

American War, recommended by Librarian George Thompson

The Beatles: A Biography, recommended by Librarian Marc Langston

The Confession (available to checkout on our Kindles), recommended by Acquisition's Paula Scholtes

Difficult Women, recommended by Librarian Irene Korber

Educated: A Memoir, recommended by both Circulation's Karen Wagner and Librarian Donna Greenberg

God's Smuggler, recommended by Acquisuitions's Elizabeth Fiore

In-N-Out: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules, recommended by Library Asdminsitrative Support, Elizabeth Tibbitts

Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World, recommended by Librarian Pam Kruger

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, recommended by Stefani Baldivia

Midnight's Children, recommended by Library Dean Patrick Newell

Only Child, recommended by Acquisitions's Paula Scholtes

The Painter, recommended by Librarian William Cuthbertson

Parable of the Sower, recommended by Library Systems's Ryan Schwab

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, recommended by Librarian William Cuthbertson

Station Eleven, recommended by Acquisitions's Julie Steele

There, There, recommended by Librarian Zohra Saulat

Vlad, recommended by Acquisitions's Paula Scholtes

Where the Crawdads Sing, recommended by Librarian Jodi Shepherd

Wonder, recommended by Librarian Pam Kruger

Do you have a favorite to share?  Post the title in the comments, or befriend @meriamlibrary on Instagram and share your favorites there!  We'd love to hear what your reading, and if we don't have it to lend, your suggestions may end up on our shelves for others to see!