Minnetonka library staff's Profile
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|Minnetonka library staff's Book Lists|
|Coffee, tea, and cocoa (65 titles)
All things to warm you on cool evenings! Everything from making your favorite hot beverage to novels to history to crafts - all relating to coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
|Orange!! (58 titles)
Books with orange covers, because orange is hot!
|Spring has sprung (55 titles)
Time to get outside, play in mud puddles, plant a garden, or landscape your yard!
|Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2013 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, February 2013
|At the library (54 titles)
Books about books and libraries!
|Thank you, volunteers! (43 titles)
Fiction and nonfiction about volunteers - from mystery novels to guides on volunteer vacations.
|Think Pink (50 titles)
Books with pink covers - all shapes, all sizes, all audiences!
|Flash and mirrors (62 titles)
A widely varied list of books about literal - and figurative! - flash and mirrors.
|When dinosaurs roamed (48 titles)
Dinosaur (and Ice Age) books for all ages, fact and fiction!
|Nordic Minnesota (76 titles)
|The Wonder of Math (31 titles)
Math books, of all kinds, for all ages!
|Greg (21 titles)
I mostly read books for pleasure, and enjoy a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Favorites include mysteries and sports (baseball, in particular), along with books that have a connection to American history or Minnesota.
|Outside fun in Minnesota (41 titles)
Guidebooks and more to celebrate spring finally returning!
|Beading (37 titles)
|Chocolate (37 titles)
Books about the history of chocolate, cooking with chocolate, and chocolate fiction.
|Bests of 2010 (teens) (21 titles)
Says who? Booklist, Hornbook, Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly and Katherine. That's who!
|Lee (16 titles)
Some of my favorite recent reads.
|White as snow (18 titles)
Beautiful white covers to celebrate winter!
|Bests of 2010 (kids) (24 titles)
Who says they're the best? Booklist, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and Katherine.
|Bests of 2010 (picture books) (28 titles)
Who says they're the best? Booklist, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, NYT Book Review, Kirkus Book Review and Katherine.
|Before the movie...there was the book! (34 titles)
Books made into movies.
|Blue books (35 titles)
|Peggy (25 titles)
I read and listen to a wide variety of books, as like the Elephant's Child (Rudyard Kipling), I am full of "satiable curiosity." I like fantasy and murder mysteries, but also appreciate children's and teen literature, having worked 27 years as a Youth Services Librarian.
|Mythology around the world (26 titles)
World mythology books.
|Quilting books (39 titles)
|New Year, New Home (43 titles)
Books on organizing, cleaning, and decluttering.
|Cookies! (44 titles)
All sorts of books about cookies, from cookbooks to fiction.
|Renee C. (80 titles)
|Deb (22 titles)
Best culled from two book clubs
|It was a dark and stormy night... (24 titles)
First lines to remember.
|Mike (75 titles)
A narrowed-down list of favorites.
|Gwen (8 titles)
My favorite type of book is biographies, all types.
|Where pictures tell the story (86 titles)
Books where pictures tell the story: graphic novels, anime, manga, wordless picture books, graphic arts & design, and comic books.
|Dulcey (313 titles)
I read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, from literary fiction to thrillers, from cookbooks to memoirs.
|Minnetonka library staff's Comments|
|The unwinding : an inner history of the new America |
by Packer, George, 1960-
A look at America in the new millennium through the eyes of some ordinary folks interspersed with chapters about well-known people. The emphasis is on the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. A great book. Very readable. Short-listed or the National Book Award. posted Oct 19, 2013 at 7:15AM
|The garden of evening mists : a novel |
by Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-
This writer's second novel, short-listed for the Booker prize. Similar themes and settings to his first work, "The Gift of Rain". One of my favorites in 2013. posted Sep 11, 2013 at 4:58PM
|Perfect, once removed : when baseball was all the world to me |
by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Nostalgic, heartfelt and humorous, this is an enjoyable read...especially if you are a Baby Boomer baseball fan! posted Sep 3, 2013 at 7:26PM
|TransAtlantic : a novel |
by McCann, Colum, 1965-
A story spanning 5 generations, from the Civil war to the present, and historical figures Frederick Douglass and George Mitchell, all inter-connected. "The sky lifted the hem of Belfast." A worthy successor to Let the Great World Spin and one of my favorite new fiction works this year. posted Jun 29, 2013 at 6:52AM
|Dial H. Volume 1, Into You |
by Mieville, China
By the use of strange dials our heroes are able to tap into a random heroic identity for a time. From Boy Chimney to Hair Bringer the super heroes themselves aren't exactly run of the mill either. Miéville's characters are always original and he really breathed new life into the classic super hero comic. The twist at the end adds further depth to this super-hero comic. posted Jun 27, 2013 at 2:58PM