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Minnetonka Library Staff's Book Lists
May Baskets and June Bugs (70 titles)
A fun seasonal list of everything baskets, and everything bugs. From making baskets and gift baskets, to identifying and reading about bugs. (And bug cookbooks!)
Sarah (344 titles)

Penny J. (25 titles)
I am an avid reader and re-reader so my lists always contain new and old friends!
Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2014 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, January-February 2014
Coffee, tea, and cocoa (65 titles)
All things to warm you on cool evenings! Everything from making your favorite hot beverage to novels to history to crafts - all relating to coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
Orange!! (58 titles)
Books with orange covers, because orange is hot!
Spring has sprung (55 titles)
Time to get outside, play in mud puddles, plant a garden, or landscape your yard!
Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2013 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, February 2013
At the library (54 titles)
Books about books and libraries!
Thank you, volunteers! (43 titles)
Fiction and nonfiction about volunteers - from mystery novels to guides on volunteer vacations.
Think Pink (50 titles)
Books with pink covers - all shapes, all sizes, all audiences!
Flash and mirrors (62 titles)
A widely varied list of books about literal - and figurative! - flash and mirrors.
When dinosaurs roamed (48 titles)
Dinosaur (and Ice Age) books for all ages, fact and fiction!
Nordic Minnesota (76 titles)

The Wonder of Math (31 titles)
Math books, of all kinds, for all ages!
Greg (26 titles)
I mostly read books for pleasure, and enjoy a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Favorites include mysteries and sports (baseball, in particular), along with books that have a connection to American history or Minnesota.
Outside fun in Minnesota (41 titles)
Guidebooks and more to celebrate spring finally returning!
Beading (37 titles)

Chocolate (37 titles)
Books about the history of chocolate, cooking with chocolate, and chocolate fiction.
Bests of 2010 (teens) (21 titles)
Says who? Booklist, Hornbook, Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly and Katherine. That's who!
Lee (18 titles)
Some of my favorite recent reads.
White as snow (18 titles)
Beautiful white covers to celebrate winter!
Bests of 2010 (kids) (24 titles)
Who says they're the best? Booklist, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and Katherine.
Bests of 2010 (picture books) (28 titles)
Who says they're the best? Booklist, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, NYT Book Review, Kirkus Book Review and Katherine.
Before the movie...there was the book! (34 titles)
Books made into movies.
Blue books (35 titles)

Peggy (25 titles)
I read and listen to a wide variety of books, as like the Elephant's Child (Rudyard Kipling), I am full of "satiable curiosity." I like fantasy and murder mysteries, but also appreciate children's and teen literature, having worked 27 years as a Youth Services Librarian.
Mythology around the world (26 titles)
World mythology books.
Quilting books (39 titles)

New Year, New Home (43 titles)
Books on organizing, cleaning, and decluttering.
Cookies! (44 titles)
All sorts of books about cookies, from cookbooks to fiction.
Renee C. (80 titles)

Deb (22 titles)
Best culled from two book clubs
It was a dark and stormy night... (24 titles)
First lines to remember.
Mike (80 titles)
A narrowed-down list of favorites.
Gwen (8 titles)
My favorite type of book is biographies, all types.
Where pictures tell the story (86 titles)
Books where pictures tell the story: graphic novels, anime, manga, wordless picture books, graphic arts & design, and comic books.
Dulcey (347 titles)
I read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, from literary fiction to thrillers, from cookbooks to memoirs.

Minnetonka Library Staff's Comments    
Cover ArtSo brave, young, and handsome
by Enger, Leif.
This is an admirable follow-up to the Minnesota author's million-seller "Peace Like A River." An enjoyable road trip tale through the American West in 1915, the writing is rich and the characters are intriguing and meaningful.   posted Jul 7, 2014 at 6:27PM

Cover ArtGenesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict
by Judis, John B.
An unsparing look at Zionism and the pro-Israel lobby and the effects on U. S. politics. An eye-opener.   posted Apr 7, 2014 at 6:33AM

Cover ArtDirty wars : the world is a battlefield
by Scahill, Jeremy.
Read this and see if you still think we're the Good Guys.   posted Apr 2, 2014 at 3:00PM

Cover ArtThank you for your service
by Finkel, David, 1955-
A follow up to The Good Soldiers which follows some of the veterans after their return to the U.S. Their stories are heart-rending. Should be required reading by anyone serving in or running for Congress.   posted Apr 2, 2014 at 2:55PM

Cover ArtThe good soldiers [sound recording]
by Finkel, David, 1955-
Mr. Finkel follows U.S. Army soldiers through their 14 month deployment in Irag. The story is both heartbreaking and infuriating. You are left asking yourself how we could send young men 17, 18, 19, and 20 years old into such a hellish situation. Should be required reading by anyone serving in or running for Congress.   posted Apr 2, 2014 at 2:52PM

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