AACPL Staff Favorites of 2021

Happy December! It’s that time of year again when we look back and reflect on all of the joys and experiences 2021 has had to offer. Namely, we’re reflecting on some of the awesome new books that hit the shelves this year.  

Every December AACPL staff from each of our 16 library locations (and Headquarters) pull together their favorite new books published throughout the year. From sweet children’s books like Don’t Hug Doug (He Doesn’t Like It), to candid coming-of-age stories like Chlorine Sky, to gripping science-fiction space novels like Project Hail Mary - there is sure to be something for everyone! 

On these lists you can find some exceptional bestsellers as well as some lesser-known titles and authors that we think deserve some love. So, if you’re looking for a good recommendation, take a look at our staff picks for the Best of 2021 using the links below. We hope you’ll enjoy these picks as much as we did! 


Adult Fiction 

Adult Nonfiction