2012 Librarian Recommendations

 

Ever wandered what type of books librarians read?  Just a few of the books that were featured or discussed in book clubs and annual library related events.
Interested in a book visit “Good Reads” to read reviews and descriptions.

13 Little Blue Envelopes – – Maureen Johnson
Young Adult | Adventure | Contemporary | Romance | Women’s Lit | Series

1Q84 – – Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel
Contemporary | Fantasy | Magic | Japanese Lit | SciFiction

A discovery of witches – – Deborah E. Harkness
Adult Fiction | Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | Series

A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future – – Daniel H. Pink
Non Fiction | Business | Education | Philosophy | Psychology | Self Help | Sociology

A Trick of the Light – – Louise Penny
Adult Fiction | Mystery | Thriller | Series

Ape House – – Sara Gruen
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery

Atlas Shrugged – -Ayn Rand
Adult Fiction | Classic | Philosophy | SciFiction

Before I Fall – – Lauren Oliver
Young Adult | Contemporary | Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | Women’s Lit

Blackberry Winter : a novel – –  Sarah Jio
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Historical | Mystery | Romance | Women’s Lit

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy – – L. A. Meyer
Young Adult | Children’s | Adventure | Action | Fantasy | Romance | Humor | Series

Bridge to Terabithia – –  Katherine Paterson
Young Adult | Middle School | Classic | Fantasy

Broken Jewel – – David Robbins
Adult Fiction | Historical

Case of the Fire Alarm (from the Buddy Files) – -Dori Butler
Children’s Fiction | Mystery | Series

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer – – James L. Swanson
Young Adult | Middle School | Adventure | Historical | Series

Entwined – Heather Dixon
Young Adult | Fairy Tale Retold | Fantasy | Historical | Magic | Paranormal

Eragon (Inheritance Series) – – Christopher Paolini
Adult Fiction | Young Adult | Adventure | Fantasy | SciFiction | Series

Every day – – David Levithan
Young Adult | Contemporary | Fantasy | Magic | SciFiction | Romance

Flash Burnout – – L.K. Madigan
Young Adult | High School | Contemporary | Romance | Humor | Coming of Age

Forge – – Laurie Halse Anderson
Young Adult | Middle School | Adventure | Historical | Romance | War

Freedom – – Jonathan Franzen
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Environment

Funny How Things Change – – Melissa Wyatt
Young Adult | High School | Art | Contemporary | Romance | Coming of Age

Golden Buddha – Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Adventure | Action | Historical | Mystery | Thriller | Series

Graceling – – Kristin Cashore
Adult Fiction | Young Adult | Adventure | SciFiction | Super Powers | Romance | Series

Half Broke Horses – – Jeannette Walls
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Historical | Western

Joy Luck Club – – Amy Tan
Adult Fiction | Asian Culture | Classics | Contemporary | Historical | Women’s Lit

Leaving Van Gogh – – Carol Wallace
Adult Fiction | Art | Historical | French Culture | 19th Century

Little Bee – – Chris Cleave
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Historical | British Lit

May the road rise up to meet you : a novel – – Peter Troy
Young Adult | Historical | Romance | War | Coming of Age | 19th Century Lit

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything – – Joshua Foer
Non Fiction | Biography | Psychology | Science | Self Help

Night Strangers – – Chris Bohjalian
Adult Fiction | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Paranormal | Gothic

Off Season – – Anne Rivers Siddons
Adult Fiction | Drama | Romance | Women’s Lit

Plain Kate – – Erin Bow
Young Adult | Middle School | Adventure | Fantasy | Historical | Magic | Paranormal

Porch lights – – Dorothea Benton Frank
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Drama | Romance | Women’s Lit

Powers – – Brian Michael Bendis
Adult Fiction | Graphic Novel | Fantasy | Crime | Mystery | Manga | Series

Reckless – – Cornelia Funke
Young Adult | Adventure | Fairy Tale Retold | Fantasy | SciFiction | Magic | German Lit | Series

Ready Player One – – Ernest Cline
Adult Fiction | Young Adult | Adventure | Fantasy | SciFiction

Room – – Emma Donoghue
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Drama | Crime | Mystery

Rot & Ruin – – Jonathan Maberry
Young Adult | Fantasy | Horror | SciFiction | Paranormal | Zombies | Series

Safe Haven – – Nicholas Sparks
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Drama | Romance | Women’s Lit

Sea of Trolls – – Nancy Farmer
Young Adult | Middle School | Adventure | Fantasy | Mythology | SciFiction | Series

Seating arrangements – – Maggie Shipstead
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Women’s List

Secret Life of Bees – – Sue Monk Kidd
Adult Fiction | Young Adult | Contemporary | Historical | Women’s Lit

Song of the sparrow – – Lisa Ann Sandell
Young Adult | Adventure | Historical | Arthurian | Mythology | Romance

Ship Breaker – – Paolo Bacigalupi
Young Adult | Adventure | Fantasy | SciFiction | Steampunk | Series

Snuff – -Terry Pratchett
Adult Fiction | Fantasy | Humor | Mystery | SciFiction

Speak – – Laurie Halse Anderson (YA contemporary fiction)
Young Adult | High School | Contemporary | Drama

Stargirl – – Jerry Spinelli
Young Adult | Middle School | Contemporary | Romance | Coming of Age | Series

State of Wonder – – Ann Patchett
Adult Fiction | Adventure | Contemporary | Mystery

Stitches – – David Small
Non Fiction | Adult | Graphic Novel | Memoir | Coming of Age

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) – – Michael Scott
Young Adult | Middle School | Adventure | Fantasy | Magic | Mythology | Paranormal | Series

The Air Between Us – – Deborah Johnson
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Historical

The Body Finder – – Kimberly Derting
Young Adult | Fantasy | Mystery | Paranormal | Romance | Supernatural | Suspense | Series

The Calligrapher’s Daughter – -Eugenia Kim
Adult Fiction | Asian Lit | Historical

The Hearse You Came in On – – Tim Cockey
Adult Fiction | Mystery

The Lace Reader – –  Brunonia Barry
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Fantasy | Historical | Magic | Mystery | Paranormal

The Leftovers – – Tom Perrotta
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Fantasy | SciFiction

The life of objects – – Susanna Moore
Adult Fiction | Historical | World War II

The light between Oceans : a novel – – M. L. Stedman
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Historical | Romance

The Magicians: a novel – – Lev Grossman
Adult Fiction | Young Adult | Adventure | Contemporary | Magic | SciFiction | Series

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession – – Allison Hoover Bartlett
Adult | Non Fiction | Biography | Historical | Mystery

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – – Aimee Bender
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Fantasy | Magical |

The Red Umbrella – – Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Young Adult | Middle School | Historical

The Replacement – – Brenna Yovanoff
Young Adult | Fantasy | Horror | Paranormal | Supernatural | Romance

The Things a Brother Knows – -Dana Reinhardt
Young Adult | High School | Contemporary | Coming of Age | Military

The Things They Carried – -Tim O’Brien
Young Adult | High School | Classic | Historical | Military | Short Stories

The Twelfth Enchantment – – David Liss
Adult Fiction | Fantasy | Historical | Mystery | Paranormal | Supernatural | Romance | British Lit | 19th Century

There’s A Girl in My Hammerlock – – Jerry Spinelli
Young Adult | Middle School | Contemporary | Humor

This is how you lose her – – Junot Díaz
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Romance | Short Stories

This World We Live In (Last Survivors) – – Susan Beth Pfeffer
Young Adult | Fantasy | SciFiction | Romance | Series

Tiger’s curse – – Colleen Houck
Young Adult | Adventure | Fantasy | Magic | Mythology | Paranormal | Romance | Series

Toads and Diamonds – – Heather Tomlinson
Young Adult | Fantasy | Fairy Tale Retold | Historical | India Culture | Romance

Twilight (The Twilight Saga) – – Stephanie Meyer
Adult Fiction | Young Adult | Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | Women’s Lit | Series

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption – – Laurie Hillenbrand
Adult | Non Fiction | Biography | Historical | Military | World War II

Under the Never Sky – – Veronica Rossi
Young Adult | Adventure | Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | SciFiction | Series

Unholy Night – – Seth Grahame-Smith
Adult Fiction | Adventure | Fantasy | Horror | Humor | SciFiction | Supernatural

When I Was Joe – – Keren David
Young Adult | Adventure | Contemporary | Mystery | Romance | Suspense | Series

Where’d you go, Bernadette : a novel – – Maria Semple
Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Humor | Mystery | Women’s Lit

Whiter Than Snow – – Sandra Dallas
Adult Fiction | Drama | Historical

Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail  – – Cheryl Strayed
Adult | Non Fiction | Adventure | Biography | Nature | Travel

Wildwood dancing – – Juliet Marillier
Young Adult | Fantasy | Fairy Tale Retold | Historical | Magic | Paranormal | Romance | Series

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland – – Sally Walker
Young Adult | Middle School | Non Fiction | Anthropology | History | Mystery | Science

Zeitoun – – Dave Eggers
Adult | Non Fiction | Biography | History | Politics | Social

Zombie Survival Guide – – Max Brooks
Adult Fiction | Adventure | Fantasy | Horror | Humor | SciFiction | Zombie

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