Staff Picks: 2023

2023 Staff Picks


green background Twyla presents her saff picks of 2023Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett "text-align:right" (book)

Really Loud Librarians (board game)


green background Linda's 3 satff picks of 2023Project Fairy by Jacqueline Wilson

How to be remembered by Michael Thompson

The Axemans Carnival by Catherine Chidgey


green and blue background Susi presents her staff pick of 2023

Dying to Know by Rae Cairns (book)


green and blue background Janina presents her staff picks

Paul Auster's 4321 (audiobook on Libby)

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen (eBook on Borrowbox)

Frances Ha (on Kanopy)

River Cottage Light & Easy (physical cook book)


green background Renee presents her 3 staff picks of 2023How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix (book)

The Shining by Stephen King (book)

Piñata by Leopoldo Gout (book)


green and blue background Luke presents his staff picks from 2023

Fungi of Aotearoa : a curious forager's field guide (book)

Something is happening here by Robin White (book)

Jumping Sundays : the rise and fall of the counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand by Nick Bollinger (book)


green background Liaza presents her staff picks 2 books and a DVD

On earth we're briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (book)

Norwegian Wood by Murakami, Haruki (book)

The Dressmaker (DVD)


green background Sarah presents her book picks of 2023

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley (book)

The Axeman's Carnival by Catherine Chidegy (book)

Joan by Catherine Chen (book)


green and blue background with Amy's Staff picks of 2023

Poison City by Paul Criley (book)

A deadly education by Naomi Novik (book)


green background Sally presents her staff picks of 2023Would that be funny : growing up with John Clarke by Lorin Clarke (book)

Ring the Hill by Tom Cox (eaudio/Borrowbox)

Love & Saffron : a novel of friendship, food and love by Fay Kim (book)


green background Beks presents her 3 Staff picks of 2023Better the Blood by Michael Bennett (book)

Kāwai : for such a time as this : a saga from the uttermost end of the Earth - Aotearoa New Zealand by Monty Souter (book)

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (book)


green background with Marion's staff picks of 2023The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman (book)

Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior (book)

This beautiful fantastic (DVD)


green and dark blue background Irene's Staff Picks of 2023

The Vaster Wilds by Laura Groff (book)

The Girl from London by Olivia Spooner (book)

The New Mother by Nora Murphy (book)


green and dark blue background with Helen's picks of 2023Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist (book)

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li (book)

The Offing by Benjamin Myers (book)


green and dark blue background Melissa presents her 3 picks of 2023The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon (book)

The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff (book)

Triflers need not apply by Camilla Bruce (book)


green stipes at the side, dark blue background Ciaran presents his picks of 2023

A Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collins (book)

Gang Beasts (X-Box Game)

Living (DVD)


green and dark blue background Ben presents his picks for 2023

Another Round (DVD)

A Conversation With My Country by Alan Duff (book - Non fiction)

The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy (book)