minnetonka library staff's Profile
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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 (367 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 (27 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 (81 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|
|Thin air |
by Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010
It's always nice to find a Spencer that I haven't read yet. This is an oldie but a goodie from the late, great Robert B. Parker. posted Aug 16, 2014 at 4:28PM
|The last first day |
by Brown, Carrie, 1959-
A fiction favorite for this year. A love story to be sure, but unsentimental. Great characters and fine writing. posted Aug 5, 2014 at 1:47PM
|So 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
|Genesis : 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
|Dirty 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