Colby Community Library

Mon. 9 am - 5 pm
Tue. Noon - 7 pm
Wed. 9 am - 5 pm
Thurs. Noon - 7 pm
Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. *9 am - Noon
*Open June - Aug
Sat. Closed Sept. - May
Sun. Closed

Best Reads 2021

2022 Best Reads

Each year, Colby Community Library Director Vicky Calmes compiles a list of favorite books.

The list for 2022 contains her top fiction reads, from 40th favorite counting down to #1 best choice.

    40. The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

    39. The Blame Game by Sandie Jones

    38. Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    37. Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

    36. An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher

    35. The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

    34. French Braid by Anne Tyler

    33. The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

    32. City of the Dead by Jonathan Kellerman

    31. The Maid by Nita Prose

    30. Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay

    29. The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore

    28. The Ursulina by Brian Freeman

    27. Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

    26. The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris

    25. The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

    24. Remember Me by Mario Escobar

    23. The Ones We Leave Behind by Deanna Lynn Sletten

    22. Find Me by Alafair Burke

    21. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeny

    20. The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks

    19. The Tobacco Wives by Alele Myers

    18. A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans

    17. The Housekeeper by Joy Fielding

    16. The Fire and the Ore by Olivia Hawker

    15. Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman

    14. The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

    13. The Good Son by Jacquelyn Mitchard

    12. The Match by Harlan Coben (Read “The Boy From the Woods” first.)

    11. Debra Webb Trilogy

    (1) Trust No One by Debra Webb

    (2) Gone Too Far by Debra Webb

    (3) Can’t Go Back by Debra Webb

    10. The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar

    9. The Second Husband by Kate White

    8. Dovetails in the Tall Grass by Samantha Specks

    7. The Life She was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

    6. The Detective Max Rupert Series (Books 1-5) by Allen Eskens

    (1) The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

    (2) The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens

    (3) The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens

    (4) The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens

    (5) Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens

    5. Nothing More Dangerous, The Stolen Hours, Forsaken Country by Allen Eskens (stand-alones)

    4. The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

    3. One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner

    2. What Happened to the Bennetts? by Lisa Scottoline

    1. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

    Colby Community Library
    505 West Spence Street
    Colby, WI 54421

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 318
    Colby, WI 54421-0318

    PHONE: 715-223-2000
    FAX: 715-223-8178


    Mon. 9 am - 5 pm
    Tue. Noon - 7 pm
    Wed. 9 am - 5 pm
    Thurs. Noon - 7 pm
    Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
    Sat. *9 am - Noon
            *Open June - Aug
    Sat. Closed Sept. - May
    Sun. Closed