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Updated Dec 8 10:26am
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: Ford County Stories
Author: John Grisham
Reviewer: David Howard, Friends of the Library Board of Directors
At the risk of being too mainstream I really enjoyed John Grisham’s Ford County Stories...
Title: If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name
Author: Heather Lende
Reviewer: Kathy Brown, Director, Planning and Research, NCSU Libraries
Perhaps because I was raised in a...
Book: The Last Skin
Author: Barbara Ras
Book: Phantom Noise
Author: Brian Turner
Reviewer: John Balaban, Professor of English, Poet in Residence
On a recent trip to...
Title: Blackout and All Clear
Author: Connie Willis
Reviewer: Kristen Blake, Electronic Resources Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Book: Unveiling Islam
Authors: Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner
Reviewer: Warren Stephenson, Friends of the Library Board of...
Title: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Jack Weatherford
Reviewer: Babi Hammond, Special Collections Research Center, NCSU Libraries
Weatherford is not a specialist in the history of the...
Book: Higher Education
Authors: Charles Sheffield and Jerry Pournelle
Reviewer: Dr. Michael Stoskopf, Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, NC State