The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
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
Reviewed by Christopher Vitiello, Communications Strategist, NCSU Libraries
Reviewed by Mary Grace Keilhauer, NC State student in Environmental Engineering
I really enjoyed this book. I had no idea what it was about when I began reading it, but it quickly drew me in. Albom does a great job of creating this frame for the...
Reviewed by Callistus Ndemo, NC State student, Applied Math
A detailed portrait of Grigori (Grisha) Perelman, a mathematical genius and myth who shocked the world by turning down the Fields Medal then later withdrawing completely from the world of...
Reviewed by Orion Pozo, Librarian Emeritus, NCSU Libraries
Fun Home depicts a father and daughter, each dealing with their homoerotic feelings, and shows the amazing change in American attitudes that has occurred in a single generation...
Reviewed by Heidi Tebbe, NCSU Libraries Fellow
This was an intriguing read about the unknown history of the game Monopoly and a peek into the early days of toy and board game companies. The gradual evolution and improvement of the game that would...
Reviewed by Todd Stoffer, NCSU Libraries Fellow
The Dog Stars at its heart is a post-apocalyptic survival story. What I enjoyed most about this novel is how different it was from other stories in this this genre. It is remarkably light and...