Spring into Staff Picks…

Collage of book covers

It may not surprise you that the staff of the Lafayette Public Library and City of Lafayette are avid readers and consumers of media! As we head into spring, here’s a taste of what we have been reading, watching, and listening to!

You can always browse staff picks from one of the categories shown in a carousel in the Library Catalog, or navigate right to the list at lafayetteco.gov/StaffPicks. Looking for more ideas? Check out all our lists at lafayetteco.gov/LibraryBookLists.


TV series, drama/dark comedy | rated TV-M | recommended by Diana T.

Movie, biographical drama | rated R | recommended by Diana T.

Books & Audiobooks

Fiction | adults, older teens | audio recommended by Brandon C.

Picture books | babies-kindergarten| recommended by Lauren F.

Beautiful illustrations in this story about an octopus living among the coral reef. I have really enjoyed reading all the books from Divya Srinivasan to my toddler.

Nonfiction | adults | recommended by Morgan S.

Talk about being EMPOWERED

Nonfiction | adults | recommended by Emmi F.

This guide book provides a quality outline for setting personal and professional boundaries.

Nonfiction | adults | recommended by Linda B.

Fiction | grades 3-8 | recommended by Katherine M.

Fiction | adults, teens | recommended by Diana T.

Gotta steal a quote from a Goodreads reviewer…”I consider it to be the love child of Only Murders in the Building and the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime…”

Poetry and fiction | adults | recommended by Jamie S.

Poetry by the “Poet Laureate of Twitter” Tricia Lockwood who wrote the famous memoir “Priestdaddy.”

A reimagining of the classic Dracula tale, perfect for a cold winter night!

A unique mystery in fantasy setting about the strengths we inherit from our mothers… don’t want to give too much away!

Fiction | adults, older teens | recommended by Linda B.

Fiction | adults | recommended by Justin S.

Post Apocalyptic Tale, based in Erie, Colorado.

Fiction | adults | recommended by Betsey Y.

This series is so unique and original, the author had to come up with a new genre to describe it: “Silkpunk.” If you love incredible worldbuilding and ingenious characters, these are the books for you!

Fiction | adults | recommended by Melanie A.

Fiction | grades 6-12 | recommended by Kelly B.

“Slayer” by Kiersten White

Fiction | grades 6-12 | recommended by Kelsey P. 

“The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy” by Anne Ursu

This is a great book about a girl who never can seem to do anything right finding her strength and the strength of her newfound friends to beat a secretive enemy against (truly!) the greatest odds. This story will stick with you and remind you to always ask yourself: ‘who does this story or narrative serve?’

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