Happy Book Lover's Day!

August 9th is Book Lover's Day!! Since we are all book lovers here at Campbell, we wanted to celebrate by sharing a list of our all-time favorite books. Choosing one single book is a difficult task for any book lover, but we faced the challenge head-on and discovered that we have a pretty diverse bunch of readers here. We hope you enjoy our list, and with any luck maybe you will find your new favorite from amongst one of ours. Celebrate Book Lover's Day with us by letting us know what you think of our favorites, or adding your own favorite to the comments.

Little Women

Little Women -Louisa May Alcott

"Little Women is one of those books that feels like an old friend. I first read it when I was twelve years old and every few years I read it again to see how I have changed and grown along with the characters."

~Robyn, Circulation Staff

Chasing Vermeer Chasing Vermeer -Blue Balliet

"A mystery full of connections, puzzles and art."

~Jennifer, Librarian

It's Not about the Coffee

It's Not about the Coffee -Howard Behar

"If you wonder why Starbucks stands out in the coffee industry, this is an interesting book to read.

The straightforward principles mentioned in this book are not only effective in management, but also helpful in personal growth."

~Shu-Hua, Librarian


The Good Earth

The Good Earth -Pearl S. Buck

" I read this book when I was a young girl, and it opened my eyes to life in a different time and culture. The book inspired me to continue seeking other adventures between the pages of books. I spent many a night, huddled under the covers with a flashlight, reading."

~Cheryl, Community Librarian

 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell -Susanna Clarke

"Alternate history made magical! If Austen and Dickens gave birth to Harry Potter, that baby would write this book. This book is everything rolled into one. It's the only book to ever make me cry."

~Klara, Librarian


House of Leaves

House of Leaves -Mark Z. Danielewski

"A "satire of academic criticism" that will push you to the edge of your sanity and then some."

~Chris, Circulation Staff


Outlander -Diana Gabaldon

"A sprawling novel with a cast of hundreds, combining time travel, historical fiction, and romance—a delicious treat!"

~Lisa, Librarian

The Outsiders

The Outsiders -S.E. Hinton

"'When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.' The book had me from the first line."

~Lucia, Circulation Staff


I See 

I See -Rachel Isadora

"It was my daughter's very first book. Having her on my lap, we read together (she had her own way of reading) over and over almost everyday. When she was a little older, she read the book to all her stuffed animals. There were other books, "I Hear" and "I Touch," but somehow "I See" was the one we liked."

~Takako, Circulation Staff


Wicked -Gregory Maguire

"Really all 3 of his Oz books have me stopping almost every paragraph re-reading every sentence. Love these books."

~Christina, Circulation Supervisor

Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire -Anne Rice

"Interview with the Vampire enthralls you into a world in which you can't imagine living without and then it throws you into an oppressive darkness that you can't escape from quickly enough. Death, seduction, torment, and love bring the vampires of Anne Rice's imagination into your life where they inhabit your consciousness forever."

~Stephanie, Circulation Staff

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -J.K. Rowling

"It's full of magic and fantasies. Although it was written for children, I believe adults appreciate them more."

~Rose, Circulation Staff

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Trinity Trinity -Leon Uris

"Conor Larkin is the main character and is the best written person I've ever read. Of course it's about Ireland and it's struggles during the famine so there is no happy ending here."

~Todd, Circulation Staff



To Kill a Mockingbird

I read this first when I was about 12, and have re-read it several times since. I always something new to think about when I read it. Margaret Schieck