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Liverpool Public Library's Top 10 Books of 2013
It's been a great year for books! With all the "best of" lists that appear at this time of year, we thought we'd add to the set of book lists by letting you know what books made the "Top Ten" list of favorites right here in Liverpool. The following titles were the most frequently checked out Adult Fiction books by Liverpool library patrons in 2013. Have you read them all? If not, they are still here! Check our catalog.
#10: Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline
#9: Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts
#8: 12th of Never by James Patterson
#7: Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
#6: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
#5: Inferno by Dan Brown
#4: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
#3: The Hit by David Baldacci
#2: Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
#1: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
This is Your Lucky Day!
Check out our Lucky Day Collection! The Lucky Day table is stocked with multiple copies of popular, high demand, best-seller books, both fiction and nonfiction.
The books are available on a first come basis. They can not be placed on hold or sent to another library. The check-out period is one week, but you can renew it once for another week. Limit of three Lucky Day items per person.
Large Print Lucky Day books are available in the Large Print section.
Book Club in a Bag
It's in the bag--all the ingredients you need to whip up a great discussion for your book group!
From The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler to Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, we've selected an array of thought-provoking fiction and nonfiction works that will get people talking.
Each bag includes 12 paperback copies of a single title, an author biography and interview, a list of discussion questions, and other materials that can be checked out for six weeks.
Pearls of 2012
Librarian Superstar Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust, More Book Lust, and Book Lust To Go, shared some of her favorites out of the books she read or re-read in 2012 during a recent interview on NPR's Morning Edition.
Check our catalog and place holds on her suggestions:
Heft by Liz Moore
America Aflame by David Goldfield
Among Others by Jo Walton
The Double Game by Dan Fesperma
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay (on order)
We Learn Nothing: Essays and Cartoons by Tim Kreider
Man Booker Prize Announced!
The prestigious Man Booker Prize, first awarded in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, or the Republic of Ireland. Hilary Mantel won the prize for the second time with Bring Up the Bodies, a work of historical fiction. She won the prize in 2009 for Wolf Hall. The winner was announced on October 16. The books are the first two installmemts of a triology that sparks Tudor history to life with its focus on Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII. Mantel is the first Brtitish author to win the award twice, and third author to do so overall.