And the Best Books are….

Announcing TSCPL’s Best Books of 2012!

For the past two weeks we have had polls on our Facebook page allowing you to vote on the best fiction and non-fiction books published this year.

We started out with a list of the 100 most checked out fiction and non-fiction works we had this year. Then our crack team of reading specialist whittled that list down to the five most deserving works in each category based on critical and popular reviews and overall literary quality. After two weeks of fierce voting, we have our winners.

Here are TSCPL’s Best Books of 2012!

Best Fiction

Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

Nick Dunne’s wife Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary. Although he maintains his innocence, Nick’s lies and actions speak otherwise as the police close in on their prime suspect. Told from multiple points of view, the plot takes many dark, twisted and creepy turns and the only truth the reader knows is that there is no one truth, all the way up to the surprise ending.





Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Cain explores the lives and dynamics of the one-third of the population who would rather go about their professional and personal lives quietly, not seeking attention or adulation. Drawing from psychology and neuroscience, she argues that introverts are often undervalued and underused professionally, which is a shame for they often have significant and innovative ideas to contribute; it’s just that the extroverts get all the attention.


Jeff Tate is a former employee and wrote about digital content such as ebooks, databases and other online services.