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Friday, January 18, 2013

Best Books of 2012: Patron Picks

Looking back to 2012, what were your favorite books?  We posed the question to our Facebook fans and our patrons at the library and they answered in droves. Some are well known; for those less so, we've included a short description.  Following is a list of your favorites:
Choose Joy by Kay Warren

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World  by Vicki Myron
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Year My Son and I Were Born by Kathryn Soper is a touching memoir by a mother whose son was born with Down's Syndrome.

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
11/23/63 by Stephen King

Canada by Richard Ford

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron details the search for the meaning of life from the point of view of a many times reincarnated dog.

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Firefly Lane by Kirsten Hannah

Divergent by Veronica Roth; a Young Adult series set in a dystopian future - just as good, if not better than, The Hunger Games.

City of Bones  by Cassandra Clare

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Cruddy by Lynda Barry; horribly amazing, at times funny, but in a very dark way; one of the best graphic novels of the early 2000's.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Room by Emma Donoghue

This Child Will Be Great by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; an inspiring memoir of the first female president of an African country.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Home is a Roof Over A Pig by Amanta Arrington;  an american woman moves her family to China and the adventure begins...

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Game of Thrones by George Martin

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