MPPL Staff Favorites of 2017

Staff Favorites HeaderTake a moment to reflect: what did you love this year?

As 2017 is drawing to a close, MPPL staff took time to look back on everything they watched, read, listened to, and played throughout the year in order to choose some of their favorite items they experienced. With forty staff members sharing, you’re bound to find plenty to add to your own reading, listening, watching, and gaming lists!

 

Picture of ErinAudiobook: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Book: Her Right Foot
by Dave Eggers
Book: The Empty Grave
by Jonathan Stroud
Picture of ChelseaAudiobook: Touch
by Courtney Maum
Audiobook: The Fix: Volume 1
by Nick Spencer
BookBrief Histories of Everyday Objects
by Andy Warner

 

Picture of JoanneCD: Colors
by Beck
Book: Where’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple
Book: This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

by Gabourey Sidibe
Picture of LaRaieAudiobook: I’m Just a Person
by Tig Notaro
DVD: Insecure: The Complete First Season
CD: Something More Than Free
by Jason Isbell
Picture of JessicaBook: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sánchez
DVD: Bleach anime series
Book: Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
retold by Jon Scieszka

 

Picture of ClaireBook: Moxie
by Jennifer Mathieu
Book: Auma’s Long Run
by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo
DVD: I Am Not Your Negro
Picture of AnneDVD: Lion
Book: A Casualty of War
by Charles Todd

 

 

 

 

Picture of KeldaBook: The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
CD: Life Love Flesh Blood
by Imelda May
Audiobook: Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline

 

 

Picture of CaitlinBook: The Talisman
by Stephen King and Peter Straub
DVD: Power Rangers
CD: Strange Desire
by Bleachers
Picture of ChrisBook: Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
Book: Artemis
by Andy Weir
Book: The Empty Grave
by Jonathan Stroud
Picture of MichaelBook: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
by Lucia Berlin
Book: The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
CD: Travelogue
by Blues Traveler

 

Picture of FrankBook: The Alexandria Quartet
by Lawrence Durrell
Book: Euclid’s Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
by Leonard Mlodinow
Book: A Legacy of Spies
by John Le Carré

 

 

Picture of TaylorBook: Storm Front
by Jim Butcher
Book: Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
DVD: The Newsroom: The Complete First Season
Picture of RebecaAudiobook: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Book:The Last Black Unicorn
by Tiffany Haddish
Book: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sánchez

 

 

Picture of LindaBook: Defending Jacob
by William Landay
Book: Out of the Silent Planet
by C. S. Lewis
Book: The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman
Picture of AmyCD: Joanne
by Lady Gaga
Audiobook: The Boy on the Bridge
by M. R. Carey
Book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
Picture of JohnCD: Drunk
by Thundercat
Book: Spinning
by Tillie Walden
DVD: Twin Peaks

 

 

Picture of JenniferBook: Meddling Kids
by Edgar Cantero
Book: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
by Theodora Goss
Book: Everything You Want Me to Be
by Mindy Mejia
Picture of ElizabethAudiobook: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Audiobook: Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee
Book: Waking Gods
by Sylvain Neuvel

 

 

Picture of DonnaBook: The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
DVD: The Good Place: Season One
Book: Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid
Picture of JoeGraphic Novel: The Flintstones: Volume One & Two
by Mark Russell
Graphic Novel: Hot Dog Taste Test
by Lisa Hanawalt
Video Game: The Last of Us
Picture of AllisonBook: The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use It for Life
by Twyla Tharp
Book: Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World
by Rutger Bregman
Graphic Novel: March
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin

 

Picture of NancyBook: Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen
Book: Another Brooklyn
by Jacqueline Woodson
Book: Today Will Be Different
by Maria Semple
Picture of RosemaryBook: Glass Houses
by Louise Penny
Audiobook: Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman
Book: Killing Season
by Faye Kellerman
Picture of EvaDVD: Hidden Figures
DVD: Queen of the Desert
Book: A Column of Fire
by Ken Follett

 

 

Picture of MaryAudiobook:  Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Audiobook: Listen Slowly
by Thanhha Lai
Book: Boy on the Bridge
by M. R. Carey

 

 

Picture of SamAudiobook: First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies
by Kate Andersen Brower
Audiobook: To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Audiobook: Shutter Island
by Dennis Lehane
Picture of EvanDVD: The Good Place: Season One
Book: Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
by John Hodgman
CD: The Nashville Sound
by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Picutre of JulieBook: In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes
by Deborah Madison
DVD: Séraphine
Song: Piano Concerto no 1 in C major, op 15
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Tafelmusik

 

 

Picture of DaleBook: Horrorstör
by Grady Hendrix
Audiobook: Set the Boy Free: The Autobiography
by Johnny Marr
CD: Sleep Well Beast
by The National
Picture of JennyBook: Sonata Mulaticca: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
by Rita Dove
Book: Home Fire

by Kamila Shamsie
Book: Version Control
by Dexter Palmer

 


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