2019 Staff Fiction Favorites

Happy New Year! There’s nothing like starting a new year than by reflecting on all of the great things that happened in the past year. At the Pratt, we are doing just that. Here’s a look at the books our staff couldn’t put down in 2019.

By Candice Carty-Williams

“Queenie was hilarious and heartfelt while tackling inter-generational trauma.”

Recommended by Tracy Dimond, Programs and Outreach

Then We Came to the End
By Joshua Ferris

“Joshua Ferris’ novel is a laugh out loud highly original portrait of the modern American corporate business world. The book is narrated by “we” — the employees. One of the funniest novels ever — in a tough genre to write.”

Recommended by Ann Gordon, Govans Branch

By Nnedi Okorafor

“The writing is smooth and seamless.  The story becomes more and more interesting.  The relationships Binti builds are unusual, and the concepts throughout are imaginative.”

Recommended by Julia Forde, Mobile Job Center

Other Fiction books Pratt Staff recommend…

A Better Man
By Louise Penny
Book | eBook | eAudio
Grief is the Thing with Feathers
By Max Porter
Book | eBook | eAudio
Red, White & Royal Blue
By Casey McQuiston
Book | eBook | eAudio
The Institute
By Stephen King
Book | eBook | eAudio
The New Girl
By Daniel Silva

Book | eBook | eAudio
The Water Dancer
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Book | eBook | eAudio