Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Reviewed by Josh Wilson, Systems Librarian, NC Live
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 Madison Sullivan, NCSU Libraries Fellow
This is the 25th anniversary edition of the first huge scholarly survey of the history of sexuality in the United States (I think it still might be the only one). The book chronicles...
Reviewed by Chuck Samuels, Director of Publications
The Boys in the Boat tells the true story of the American 8-man rowing team who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. So much of this book was a surprise to me. I had never...
Reviewed by Dargan Williams, Friends of the Library Board Member
The best book I have read this year is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. This 700 page novel tells the story of four college roommates who move to New York after...
Reviewed by Sharon Silcox, University Library Technician, NCSU Libraries
Reviewed by Sylvia Sheffield, Library Technician, Natural Resources Library, NCSU Libraries
Mother of Sorrows is a novel (or perhaps a collection of short stories) about a gay man growing up in 1950s suburban America and then...
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 from 2016. We asked NCSU Libraries staff, Friends of the Library board members, students and faculty to share their very-best, couldn't-resist book...