December 20, 2014The Top Ten magic and madness continue! Here's Amy B. of RCL - Maplewood's list of her Top Tens for 2014: Citizen: An American Lyric Rankine, Claudia
Timely, apt, reflections on race, perception, and identity in the United States. This book of essays is on everyone's top ten list for a reason. An Untamed State Gay, Roxane
A woman returns to the country of her childhood with her husband and child. At the gate of her parents’ new home, she is targeted as a kidnapping victim. This work is as devastatingly brutal as it is... Read More »
December 18, 2014Keeping the Top Tens going (and your request lists growing), we present Jessie J. of RCL - Roseville's Top Ten of 2014: Once again, dear reader, its that time of year. I have worked tirelessly this year to bring you only the suitable, nay, the worthy to your attention. From the 105 possible books I read this year - I give you the top 10! And so without further ado! 1. Saga Volumes 1-4. Brian K. Vaughan. Fiona Staples.
You've heard all the hype. And yes, it really is just that good. I mean I read Gaiman’s Sandman and... Read More »
December 17, 2014Today's Top Ten list, submitted for your reading enjoyment, comes from Ann W. of RCL - Mounds View! The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Eddie Campbell - Creepy. In some ways, it feels like you're just stopping in on this tale and you only get a piece of the entire whole, but the story lures you in nonetheless. The illustrations are haunting; images have stuck with me. You won't forget this book easily. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran - This is a fun read about finding yourself, making mistakes, and coming of age... Read More »
December 13, 2014Our Top Tens continue! Today's list is from Carol F. of RCL - Roseville. Here's Carol's fresh hot picks for 2014--all published in 2014, no less! The Catch by Taylor Steven - Munroe is pressured onto a ship leaving Djibouti when pirates take over the ship. The pirates will soon find out they picked the wrong ship. Outcast Dead by Elly Griffith - Ruth Galloway is helping a TV crew with a special on Mother Hook who was hanged in 1867 for the murder of 5 children. DCI Harry Nelso is trying to figure out if 3 children in the present day were... Read More »
December 10, 2014More Top Ten fun with Howard M of RCL - Roseville. Howard's favorite books read in 2014? See this eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, poetry and classics below! After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey Death Comes for The Archbishop by Willa Cather (an oldie but goodie) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green Ordinary Grace... Read More »