Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

What’s Your “Top” Book?

Did you see the current issue of Newsweek magazine? The cover is “What to Read Now.” The article lists fifty books the editors have determined “open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprisingly ways.” On their website, they list their “Top 100 Books of All Time,” a different spin than the fifty titles.

As I freely admit, I’m drawn to lists. My first instinct was to check off those books I’ve read.  Between school and leisure reading, I’ve read quite a few, although not as many as I would have thought. I haven’t checked our holdings for these titles, but I’m assuming we have all or almost all of them.

#1 on the “Top 100 Books of All Time” is War and Peace by Tolstoy. OK, here comes the tough question: what is #1 on YOUR list? I’m still pondering that question...

Make your list, visit one of our locations, and start reading a “top” book!

Book

Newsweek: “What to Read Now. And Why”
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http://www.newsweek.com/id/204300
AnnR

Comments

Very interesting list from Newsweek; haven't digested it all yet. Here's a blog that you might get a kick out of: http://awfullibrarybooks.wordpress.com/
Thanks to being an English Lit major, I did pretty well on the 100 books list. :)
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