Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: Month by month favorites 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:February:Truth is much much stranger than fiction. A fascinating real life whodunit for art lovers and armchair anthropologists.