The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook
My favorite book this year was The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook. It's all about the new ways that pop...
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 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...
Reviewed by: Jamie Bradway, Preservation Librarian, NCSU Libraries
Reviewed by Joe Hightower, Friends of the Library Board Member
The best book I read this year was The Cobra Event
by Richard Preston. It isn't a recent novel (1998, actually) but I only learned of it after reading Micro...
Book: All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
Author: Matt Bai
Reviewer: Will Cross, Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship, NCSU Libraries
Book: The Book of Mormon
Author: Transl. Joseph Smith
Reviewer: Elizabeth Hassell, Student, College of Science
The Book of Mormon is the centerpiece of a major religion and a compelling historical narrative, but what surprises me is its tendency to become...
Book: Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Author: Francine Prose
Reviewer: Jody Herring, Graduate - English (American Literature), NC State
This book came out of Prose's love of the work of Hungarian photographer Brassai and showcases her incomparable ability...