Check out the books, movies, and music that CCPL staff enjoyed the most during 2010. Agree with our choices? Disagree? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Alicia has worked for two years as a Library Assistant at the Milford-Miami Township Branch. She describes herself as a bibliophile and is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University.
How would you describe your reading interests?
I read so much non-fiction during school that I boycotted the genre for a couple of years. But now non-fiction’s pretty much all I read. Mostly historical non-fiction and memoirs. I do enjoy the occasional YA book though.
What are your all time favorite books?
What was your favorite childhood book?
Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion still makes me laugh as an adult.
Who are your favorite authors?
Are there any authors that you think deserve to be read by a wider audience?
What were your favorite books of 2010?
The Tiger by John Vaillant, Let’s Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg, Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, The Taking Tree by Shrill Travesty
What TV shows on DVD would you recommend?
What music CDs would you recommend?
Lungs by Florence + the Machine is an amazing album. Forgiveness Rock Record by Broken Social Scene, My Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West, and The Suburbs by Arcade Fire are some of my favorites that came out this year.
Publishers Weekly has announced their top books of 2010
It’s that time of year again – when everyone starts releasing their “best of the year” lists; there’s a new entrant in 2010. For the first time ever, the Library Journal has chosen its top ten books of the year. It’s a mix of fiction and non-fiction.
* American Terroir by Rowan Jacobsen
* By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
* Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
* How To Live, Or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
* Room by Emma Donoghue
* The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
* The Passage by Justin Cronin
* The Tiger by John Vaillant
* The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
* Walker Evans Decade by Decade