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    My Top Ten of 2014 - Jessie J.

    Saga
    Keeping 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 »

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    My Top Ten of 2014 - Ann W.

    How to Build a Girl
    Today'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 »

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    My Top Ten of 2014 - Carol F.

    Outcast Dead
    Our 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 »

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    My Top Ten of 2014 - Howard M.

    After Visiting Friends
    More 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 »

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    My Top Ten of 2014 - Judy W.

    The Children Act
    What better way to look back at the past year, but through the books we loved?  RCL Undercover will be sharing a few Top Ten lists from our staff.  Starting us off is Judy W. of RCL - Roseville, who shares with us a few books she loved this year: The Children Act by Ian McEwan
    English judge Fiona McKay must decide whether a 17-year-old boy can be compelled to accept medical treatment against his wishes.  Meanwhile, Fiona's judicial calm is shaken by the chaos of her domestic life.  Typical McEwan.  Always an enthralling moral dilemma. ... Read More »

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