All the Devils are Here
Authors: Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera Reviewer: Frank Abrams, Professor Emeritus,...
Just in time for holiday reading and gift giving, NCSU Libraries has reprised its popular "The Best Book I Read This Year" blog with new entries. We asked NCSU Libraries staff, Friends of the Library board members, students and faculty to share their very-best, couldn't-resist book picks and are delighted to share them with you. From fun reads to high brow literature, this blog is sure to include something for every reader.
We'd also love to hear from you — if you've got a book that knocked your socks off in 2017, take a few moments and submit your own review
Book: Handle with Care
Author: Jodi Picoult
Reviewer: Rachel C. McCall, Special Collections, NCSU Libraries
This is a fun book to read with an unexpected ending. My friends and I...
Book: Dead Pool
Author: James Lawrence Powell
Reviewer: Dr. Mark Arthur Megalos, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Book: Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Reviewer: Beatrice Tucker Sanford, Office of Gift Planning, NC State
Fascinating story that weaves historical events in this ficitional novel. I found the text...
Author: Daniel Quinn
Reviewer: Beth A Raines, Staff Senate, Statistics, NC State
The first in a series with The Story of B , and My Ishmael . I recommend all of them. My 20-...
Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Reviewer: Aaron Keith Massey , student, computer science, NC State
Skloot's first book is destined to become a classic...
Book: Dancer: A Novel
Author: Colum McCann
Reviewer: Aurelia Clayton, Library Facilities Manager, NCSU Libraries
Dancer is a fictional biography of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a complex man living...
Book: For the Win
Author: Cory Doctorow
Reviewer: Adam Rogers, NCSU Libraries Fellow
Book: Zorba the Greek
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Reviewer: Kim Duckett, Principal Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning, NCSU Libraries
Zorba the Greek traces the friendship that develops...