From Susan! My top picks usually run to fantasy, as usual. I particularly enjoyed two series this year. Rebecca Ross’s A River Enchanted combined all the great fantasy elements for me-an island, childhood enemies who are attracted to one another after a long separation, magic, music and strange disappearances AND… an unfinished plot line which… Read more »
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Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 4!
Mariah’s turn! BRELAND Cross Country SUCH a good album! Track 8 made me cry, track 3 made me dance in my car 🙂 Michael Franti Follow Your Heart and Work Hard & Be Nice This is my go-to happy music! Having a great day? Put these albums on to celebrate! Having a terrible day? Put… Read more »
Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 3!
Here’s Emily’s favorites from 2022! Sam’s picks are:
Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 2!
Here are Tami’s top reading for 2022! The Rockton Series by Kelley Armstrong City of the Lost A Darkness Absolute This Fallen Prey Watcher in the Woods Alone in the Wild A Stranger in Town The Deepest of Secrets And by Anne LaBastille Woodswoman Beyond Black Bear Lake Here are Cyndi’s picks: Teen Adult
Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 1!
We’re a little late with our top picks this year, so as it is February, we thought we’d keep with the theme and tell you the books (and media), the Topsham Public Library staff loved last year! From Jennifer:In no particular order here are my top picks of 2022: Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice… Read more »
Staff Picks 2021, Part 1
It is just about time to say a proper goodbye to 2021 and that means it’s time to reflect on some of our favorite reads (or listens or watches). Have we read something out of our genre comfort zones? Have we been exploring particular interests? Were we in need some feel-good stories? Let’s find out… Read more »
Bernardo’s Top 5 of 2013
The Legend of Korra by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (TV Series) Seth’s Blog by Seth Godin (Blog) The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Book) The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard (Graphic Novel) Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow (Book)
Cyndi’s Top 5 of 2013!
1. The Good Nurse: A True Story Of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber 2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 3. Burning Blue by Paul Griffin 4. Magic Rises by Ilona Daniels 5. Shades of Earth: An Across the Universe Novel by Beth Revis
Susan’s Top 6 of 2013
1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 2. Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden 3. Secret Daughter by Shilipi Somaya Gowda 4. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 5. The Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier 6. Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain
Helen’s Top 6 of 2013
1. Two Graves by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child 2. The Blood Gospel by James Rollins 3. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill 4. Joyland by Stephen King 5. Stoker’s Manuscript by Royce Prouty 6. The Black Country by Alex Grecian