Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: Month by month favorites 2014

Island of A Thousand Mirrors
Island of A Thousand Mirrors By Munaweera, Nayomi Book - 2014 FICTION MUNAWEERA 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:December: A lush and sweeping novel that follows two girls caught on opposite sides of the decades long civil war in Sri Lanka. Filled with the brutal realities of war, but also with great beauty and emotion, this is my favorite read of 2014.

Widow Basquiat
Widow Basquiat A Love Story By Clement, Jennifer Book - 2014 B-Ma2972c 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 3 copies

Annotation:November: This book is comprised of beautiful and poetic vignettes that paint a vivid picture of a life shared by two principle players in the NYC art world of the 1980s. A book to gulp down in one sitting.

Into the Go-Slow
Into the Go-Slow By Davis, Bridgett M. Book - 2014 FICTION DAVIS 2014 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:October: I read some great books this month, but the one that's stuck with me most is this coming of age story about a girl growing up in the shadow of her troubled but charismatic older sister. The characters are great, it's realistically written and it's set against a backdrop of 1980s Detroit, the black power movement and pan-Africanism with a Fela soundtrack.

Attachments
Attachments By Rowell, Rainbow Book - 2011 FICTION ROWELL 2011 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 26 on 13 copies

Annotation:September: I put down the five perfectly interesting books I was reading to read this instead. A story of friendship, romance and 90s era office politics with smart, laugh-out loud and brutally honest banter. This is a book to finish in one sitting- or two days if you have kids.

The Steady Running of the Hour
The Steady Running of the Hour By Go, Justin Book - 2014 FICTION GO 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 9 copies

Annotation:August: An absorbing and descriptive historical whirlwind that sucks you into 1914 London society and leaves you breathless on a rural road in present day Iceland.

The Book of Unknown Americans
The Book of Unknown Americans By Henríquez, Cristina Book - 2014 FICTION HENRIQUEZ 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 46 on 16 copies

Annotation:July: If you think it's always simple economics that drives people to immigrate to this country from Latin America, think again. A wonderful look at the complexities of the modern immigrant experience through the lives of two families bound by deep regret, friendship and their love-struck teenage children.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home A Novel By Brunt, Carol Rifka Book - 2012 FICTION BRUNT 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 23 copies

Annotation:June: A beautiful and quirky coming of age story of the 1980s, dealing with AIDS, art, siblings and complex family dynamics and fascinating characters.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia By Hamid, Mohsin Book - 2013 FICTION HAMID 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:May: A beautiful rags to riches love story, cleverly presented as a self help book. This book is a stunning meditation on fate and unlike anything I've ever read.

Ruins
Ruins By Obejas, Achy Book - 2009 FICTION OBEJAS 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:April: A beautifully portrait of Havana that captures both the struggles of the 1990s 'special period' and the great beauty to be discovered in the ruins.

Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World
Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World A Novel By Berman, Sabina Book - 2012 FICTION BERMAN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:March: An unusual story about fishing, food, and autism. Satirical and funny, but also heartfelt with a memorable characters.

Savage Harvest
Savage Harvest A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art By Hoffman, Carl Book - 2014 995.1 H6992s 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 18 copies

Annotation:February:Truth is much much stranger than fiction. A fascinating real life whodunit for art lovers and armchair anthropologists.

Half of A Yellow Sun
Half of A Yellow Sun By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Book - 2007 FICTION ADICHIE 2007 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 17 on 10 copies

Annotation:January: Beautifully written, sweeping saga about family loyalties and the Nigeria-Biafra war.

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A list of the very best book I read in each month of 2014.


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