Posts Categorized: Topsham Tales

Linda’s Top 5 of 2013

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny Once again, Louise Penny is at the top of my list. Each installation of her Inspector Gamache series is better than the last. In her sixth mystery, she actually weaves together two complete storylines, which could stand on their own, and for a coup de gras, adds a ribbon… Read more »

Emma’s Top 10 of 2013

1. Tenth of December by George Saunders This collection of short stories by MacArthur genius grant winner, Saunders, has really polarized opinion. People either love it or hate it and I am one of the former. The seeming simplicity of Saunder’s writing belies an ability to make the reader empathize with the downtrodden and disenfranchised… Read more »

Lynne’s Top 5 of 2013

1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes 2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 4. Ben Behind his Voices by Ranye Kaye 5. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Julie’s Top 5 of 2013

  1. Locke and Key By Joe Hill A series of graphic novels about siblings overcoming tragedies in a very weird house! 2. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews Continuing Kate Daniels’ story in the magic-plagued city of Atlanta.  Kate is a very strong character and I love to read how she saves the world! 3…. Read more »

Patron Reviews

Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl Review by Monique Marchilli-Barker Mariah Bruehl is a parent with over a decade of experience in the field of education.  After making the decision to leave her job and stay home, she set out to supplement her daughter’s education by providing meaningful… Read more »