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December Staff Picks

We've made it a whole year with our #JPLPicks, and we have featured some great reads! We'll continue on in 2018, but check out our last picks for 2017 below! Follow along with us in the new year, once a week our literary mavens are featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others!


Arlin’s Staff Pick for #JPLPicks is "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. In elementary school, this was one of Arlin’s favorite books! She said it's, “A fun read when you need to take a break from 'Adulting'.” We hear you Arlin, we could all use a break now and again!! Find your escape from the sidewalk here.

Mary from Beaches Branch identifies closely with her #JPLPicks, "The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark" by Trae and co-writers Corey R. Forrester and Drew Morgan....[They] are from the southeast as am I and they are hilarious, witty and right on point!! They also perform stand up and in February I saw them in Ponte Vedra, met them and had them sign my book!" Check out your own copy here.


"Polar Express is a favorite Christmas book from my childhood," says Brentley from Main for our Holiday#JPLPicks! "It reminds me to believe, even as I get older. In fact, hearing sleigh bells always get me into the holiday spirit!" Find a little holiday spirit, even in the new year, by checking out this classic.

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