Challenge Your Reading in 2019

Inevitably, when the calendar turns to a New Year, newspapers and social media are filled with helpful resolutions that one can make to improve oneself by dieting, bullet journaling, clearing clutter, meditating, exercising, etc. etc. If you’re looking for a new twist on the old resolution idea, you might consider accepting a reading challenge for…

Searching for 2018’s best nonfiction

Yesterday I looked at the novels that received the most accolades this year from book reviewers. Today I will tackle nonfiction. I expanded my quest in 2018 and compiled 30 notable lists, including our own favorites from the Cook Memorial Public Library District’s reference desk staffers. I’ve included links to our catalog for book descriptions,…

Searching for 2018’s best fiction

When every year wraps up, this avowed book geek searches for the titles receiving the most love from reviewers. Today I will tackle fiction. You can find  my post about the top nonfiction here. I expanded my quest in 2018 and compiled 30 notable lists, including our own favorites from the Cook Memorial Public Library…

Our Favorite Books of 2018

Jo is back on the podcast to help us review the year 2018 in books. She shares highlights from our annual Favorite Fiction/Nonfiction booklets now available online and at the Reference Desk. We talk about the titles that topped the national best-of lists along with the unique reads our staff couldn’t stop raving about. This…