There’s no shortage of good reads at Douglas County Libraries (DCL). And not surprising, no shortage of staff who are happy to tell you all about them! If you’re searching for good books to give those on your holiday gift list, consider these. All 10 are highly recommended by those in the know — DCL staff and other literary experts.
The Couple Next Door
by Shari Lapena
In this suspenseful debut novel, a young couple seems to have it all until …
by Fiona Davis
The Barbizon Hotel in New York City is the setting for a story involving a dark secret.
by Alice Hoffman
A young woman from Long Island tries to cope with her survivor’s guilt after a terrible accident.
by Craig Johnson
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against the legendary Highwayman.
Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters series)
by Amy Stewart
Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is on the loose in New York City and New Jersey, tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends at a women’s hotel — with her sisters goading her on.
Life or Death
by Michael Robotham
Why would a man escape from prison the day before he’s due to be released?
The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family
by Lars Anderson
This never-before-told story of the Manning family describes how they overcame catastrophe to find success on and off the field.
The Vegetable Butcher
by Cara Mangini
The skills of butchery meet the world of fresh produce in this guide to the world of veggies.
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi
One day Paul Kalanithi was a physician treating complicated cases involving the brain, and the next he was a patient struggling to live.
The Whole Town’s Talking
by Fannie Flagg
Strange things are happening in a sweet, kinda crazy small town in Missouri.