Gina’s 2016 Top 10 Books!

I’m still trying to find my reading style. This past year it has been a mix of nonfiction and fiction. I generally enjoy reading books before it is adapted into a movie, that way I can see the differences.

Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You by Kunal Nayyar

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

Me Before You and After You by Jojo Moyes

Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

On My Own by Diane Rehm


I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Happy Holidays!



Latest Additions

It’s coming! One of my favorite things! The end of the year Top Ten of 2013 lists are coming next week! I love seeing what everyone has chosen as their favorite books of the year. Some of the books I’ve heard co-workers talking about but some I haven’t, plus sharing a book right after you’ve read it is different than putting it in a final, favorites list (I think)… And I know waiting is tough, so I thought maybe I’d share just a few “outside” lists to hold you over until our awesomely awesome lists come along!

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Kirkus: Best General Fiction Books of 2013
Library Journal’s Best Books 2013 Top Ten

And more from Library Journal!
Publishers Weekly: Staff Favorites of 2013
The Guardian

And don’t forget to take a peek at our Holiday Gift Guide 2013! (True, you missed the program -and the snacks- but you can still see all the wonderful titles suggested by RRPL staff members.) Now let’s start the countdown until next week… Seven days to go!

— Stacey

Rosemary’s Best 11 of 2011

Last week we had about an inch of snow and my dog was beside himself with happiness. Jack loves the snow! He loves it when I kick it up into the air and he can launch himself at it. As we were heading back home from our walk, I noticed how his small footprints and my big ones were intersecting all the way down the sidewalk. I wonder if we will have a white Christmas? I know Jack is dreaming of one. My top 2011 books were all read and savored in the company of my faithful companion.

Dark Inquiry by Deanna Raybourn

The Call by Yannick Murphy

Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven

Emily Alone by Stewart O’Nan

Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope

Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn

Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly

To be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher (nonfiction)