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Library Matters is a podcast by Montgomery County Public Libraries exploring the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning.
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Library Matters is a podcast of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) in Montgomery County, MD. Each episode we explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Library Matters is hosted by Julie Dina, Outreach Associate, Lauren Martino, Children's Librarian at our Silver Spring branch, and David Payne, Branch Manager of our Davis branch and Acting Branch Manager of our Potomac branch.  

Dec 18, 2018

Summary: Librarians Lisa Navidi and Patrick Fromm share their picks for the best books of 2018, along with a few titles from other years. After all, their book love can't be confined by something so pedestrian as time. 

Recording Date: December 5, 2018

Guests:

Lisa Navidi, Adult Services Librarian at Davis Library

Patrick Fromm, Branch Manager of Rockville Memorial Library 

Host: Lauren Martino 

What Our Guest Is Reading:

Patrick Fromm: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Lisa Navidi: Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram and Washington Black by Esi Edugyan 

Books and Authors Mentioned During this Episode:

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

Circe by Madeline Miller 

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Dark Age by Pierce Brown

Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey

Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers

Educated by Tara Westover

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Failure Is an Option by H. Jon Benjamin

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Neil Gaiman

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Heavy: an American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Hey Kiddo by Jarnett Krosoczka

Holi Colors by Rina Singh

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Islandborn by Junot Diaz

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Lunch Lady series by Jarnett Krosoczka

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfield

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Ricky Ricotta series by Dav Pilkey

Small Country by Gaël Faye

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Square by Mac Barnett

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood - Upcoming sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

Triangle by Mac Barnett

What Happened by Hillary Clinton

You're on an Airplane by Parker Posey

Other Items of Interest

Books and Authors - An online tool for discovering what to read next. Includes dozens of literary award and best seller lists.

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
     The Center's Best Books of 2018

Memento (film)

NPR's Book Concierge

What Do I Check Out Next? - Use this form to tell MCPL staff what you like to read and we'll respond with a list of 3 to 5 books that our readers' advisory experts have chosen for you. 

The Wonky Donkey viral video

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