Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Few Books You Might Have Missed (But Shouldn't Have) from Last Year

Lab Girl...Yes, I know you've seen it around, but you still haven't picked up a copy, have you? Deep down you think it's not your sort of story. You are wrong.

Letters of Note...A book of letters? Really? you say. Give it a chance. It's mesmerizing. I promise.

The Battle for Room 314...You might think I'll let you pass on this one if you aren't a teacher. Sorry, but everyone needs to read this book. It explains a lot about the abysmal lack of thoughtful discourse in the US. As well as the results of the most recent American election.

The Art of the Pie...It's easy. Really. (Easy as pie, it turns out, is true.) I dare you to find this book at your local bookseller and take a look at the cover (oh, deliciousness) or to read the brilliant intro and walk away without buying it. We need more pie.

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World...I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful book of beautiful photos from our beautiful world.

The Night Gardener...My list of wonderful books you might have missed last year would not be complete without a children's picture book. This one is a doozy.

Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White...Have to include this one. The illustrations in this children's biography are brilliant. 

I'm sorry I don't have any fiction from last year on this list. There was a lot of fiction I liked a lot, like Commonwealth and Summer Before the War, but the truth is I liked these a lot but I'm not mad for them, and I think there's a difference between these levels of love for books. Maybe you've run across some fiction from 2016 I missed...please share.












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18 comments:

  1. The Night Gardener looks brilliant! I don't know how I haven't heard of this before, but I'm definitely going to look it up and see if I can involve it in one of my storytimes. I'm also excited by The Art of the Pie... *drools*

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  2. Lonely Planet's Beautiful World looks fantastic, I think I'd like that! Looks like it would be a great coffee table book or display book. And The Battle for Room 314- from your description I think I'd like that too.

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  3. These are not really my kind of reads, by I'm glad you enjoyed them!!

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  4. The Battle for Room 314 is going on my TBR

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  5. Don't know about these but I'll have to check them out!

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  6. I keep forgetting about LETTERS OF NOTE. Think my library has it. Need to pick it up. LOL

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  7. I haven't heard of any of these other than Lab Girl which I remember one of my favourite authors recommending somewhere. I might check that out!

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  8. These are mostly new to me, but The Night Gardener is on my TBR already! I can't wait to get to that one!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  9. Lab Girl has been on my wish list since it was published. Glad to see you recommend it.

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  10. I love that cover of The Night Gardener! It's because I love owls. :D Lab Girl is the one that I've been eyeing the most from this list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  11. Lab Girl does sound like a good read!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-underratedhidden.html

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  12. Yep I've never heard of these!! Definitely underrated.😜 I'm curious about the EB White one though because I love that author!

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  13. These are all new to me but some seem like they belong on my TBR!

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  14. You caught me on Lab Girl! That's exactly what I was thinking! I'll pick it up at the library next time I'm there I promise! The Art of Pie has been on my TBR and I love the look of the EB White biography. I've been trying to incorporate some nonfiction into my son's bedtime reading and that sounds like a good choice.

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  15. The Night Gardener is a book I'm always intrigued by because of the cover. I'm going to look more into it now, thank you!

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  16. Lab Girl is on my list to read this year ASAP! I always love your eclectic lists.

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  17. Lab Girl is on my list, as is Letters of Note. And The Night Gardener is beautiful! It was one of the gift books we gave this Christmas.

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  18. There are a couple here that I don't recall seeing before. Art of the Pie has caught my attention. Not only am I a lover of pie, but I have come close to perfecting my grandmothers techniques in pie making. It's a passion. :) Pies before guys and all that. LOL

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