Recording Date: December 13, 2017
Hosts: Lauren Martino and David Payne
Episode Summary: Guests JoEllen Sarff and Dianne Whitaker, who both have experience selecting books for MCPL, discuss their picks for the best books of 2017, along with a few titles from other years, because, well, we're librarians. Our book love can't be confined by something so pedestrian as time.
Guests: Librarian JoEllen Sarff, from our Collection Management department, and Wheaton Interim Branch Manager Dianne Whitaker, former head of Collection Management.
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What Our Guests Are Currently Reading:
Books Mentioned During this Episode:
American War (2017) by Omar El Akkad
Borne (2017) by Jeff VanderMeer
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
1984 by George Orwell
The Future Is History (2017) by Masha Gessen
Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlenben
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Leonardo da Vinci (2017) by Walter Isaacson
Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America's Shining Women (2017) by Kate Moore
After the Fall (2017) by Dan Santat
Amina's Voice (2017) by Hena Khan
Beyond the Bright Sea (2017) by Lauren Wolk
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (2017) by Rita Williams-Garcia
Dance (2017) by Matthew Van Fleet
The First Rule of Punk (2017) by Celia C Perez
Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson
Pachinko (2017) by Min Jin Lee
Red and Lulu (2017) by Matt Tavares
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet (2017) by Carmen Agra Deedy
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh (2017) by Uma Krishnaswami
Wishtree (2017) by Katherine Applegate
Wolf in the Snow (2017) by Matthew Cordell
Harry Potter: a Journey Through the History of Magic (2017) The British Library
Long Way Down (2017) by Jason Reynolds
Other Items of Interest Mentioned During this Episode:
Beanstack: An online service where users can log their reading, write reviews, and get reading recommendations.
Books & Authors: A book discovery tool with read-alikes and suggestions, awards lists, reviews, and reader ratings.
New in Media: Check the left column of our catalog for links to the latest film and television DVD's, as well as adult and children's books on CD, that MCPL has received.
NoveList Plus: Find fiction by series, plot, setting, and read-alikes. Also offers book discussion guides, booktalks, and articles.
On Order Titles: Check the left column of our catalog for links to new books that MCPL has ordered, but have not yet arrived. You can place holds on these incoming books.
Top 4 Checkouts: See the top 4 checkouts for adult fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction and non-fiction, and teen fiction during the last several months.