Staff Favorites

Staff Favorites List

Grid of book coversFriday, June 14, 2024

Our new Staff Favorites have been selected and the Summer 2024 selections have been revealed. Each of these titles is personally recommended by one of our Brilliant Booksellers.  The list features both newly published and older books for readers of all ages and draws from a wide array of writers, styles, and genres, making for a list as eclectic and unique as our Brilliant customers.

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The Most Brilliant Books of 2023

The number 2023 superimposed over a cloud of book coversTuesday, January 9, 2024

The year is out, but the results are in!  After much deliberation, our booksellers have compiled a selection of titles that we consider the Most Brilliant Books of 2023.  They are ranked alphabetically by author, and not by merit, as all are equally Brilliant.  Each one brought something unique to the literary landscape of 2023.  Which ones have you read?

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Top Twelve Staff Favorites

Brilliant Books in downtown Traverse City

Friday, October 6th, 2023.

It's hard to believe, but this October marks twelve years since we moved Brilliant Books from our little blue store in Suttons Bay to our beautiful downtown location right here in Traverse City.  To celebrate, we're sharing some top twelve lists from those years, starting with our top twelve bestselling Staff Favorites!

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Pride Month Staff Picks

Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Pride Staff Picks

Welcome to Pride Month!

This month, we'll be celebrating all kinds of LGBTQ+ stories, from fiction to memoir, kids' literature, and more.  Today, we're kicking things off with a brand new collection of Staff Favorites, full of brilliant queer stories!

Explore the full collection below — and get ready for a great month of reading.

Staff Picks for Pride


Staff Favorites List - 2022

Each of these titles is personally recommended by one of our Brilliant Booksellers.  The list features both newly published and older books and draws from a wide array of writers, styles, and genres, making for a list as eclectic and unique as our Brilliant customers.

Brilliant Books Members receive additional benefits on current Staff Favorites books — Learn More

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