Minnetonka library staff's Profile
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|Minnetonka library staff's Book Lists|
|Sarah (175 titles)
|Penny J. (24 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 (24 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 (76 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 (323 titles)
I read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, from literary fiction to thrillers, from cookbooks to memoirs.
|Minnetonka library staff's Comments|
|Duck at the door |
by Urbanovic, Jackie.
I like to have at least one Easy Picture Book on my reading list, especially when it's clever and brings a smile to both young and old. This is my current favorite. posted Feb 25, 2014 at 5:25PM
|The wisdom of Wooden : my century on and off the court |
by Wooden, John, 1910-2010
To lead a better life, you can't do much better than to follow Wooden's famous Pyramid For Success, just one of the many jewels in the last book written by the legendary UCLA baskeball coach. posted Feb 15, 2014 at 11:25AM
|Ick! Yuck! Eew! : our gross American history |
by Huey, Lois Miner
This book will make you "grossly" thankful you didn't live in America in 1770, when lice were in your hair (and wig)and barbers pulled your rotten teeth without painkillers (except for a shot of whiskey). Children's books like this one are often an interesting read for adults, too. posted Feb 15, 2014 at 11:00AM
|Brewster : a novel |
by Slouka, Mark.
Recommended by a library patron. A coming-of-age story and a story of domestic abuse that is beautifully written. Great characters. A favorite in 2013. posted Jan 3, 2014 at 2:22PM
|The unwinding : an inner history of the new America |
by Packer, George, 1960-
A look at America in the new millennium through the eyes of some ordinary folks interspersed with chapters about well-known people. The emphasis is on the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. A great book. Very readable. Winner of the National Book Award. posted Oct 19, 2013 at 7:15AM