Monday, November 30, 2009

New York Times Best Sellers

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Library Journal Best Books

Library Journal has selected it's picks for the best books of 2009.  In addition to the main list, Library Journal highlights the best in genre fiction

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Costa Book Awards

The 2009 Costa Book Awards shortlist was announced yesterday.  The Costa Awards recognize the best in writing from the UK and Ireland.  Winners will be selected for the following categories:  First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children's Book.  The winners from each category will compete for Book of the Year.

First Novel Nominees:

The Finest Type of English Womanhood by Rachel Heath
John the Revelator by Peter Murphy
Beauty by Raphael Selbourne
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

Novel Nominees:

Family Album by Penelope Lively
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin 

Winners in the five categories will be announced January 5, 2010 and the Book of the Year will be announced January 26, 2010.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another "Best Of" List

The Atlantic magazine has selected its picks for the Best Books of the Year.

Here are the top five books:

Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

The Third Reich Trilogy (Concluding with The Third Reich at War) by Richard J. Evans

It's Beginning to Hurt: Stories by James Lasdun

Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury  by Alison Light

Monday, November 23, 2009

New York Times Best Sellers

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin

The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star by Matthew Continetti

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (recent winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction)

The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

The Future of Faith: The Rise and Fall of Beliefs and the Coming Age of the Spirit by Harvey Cox

Thursday, November 19, 2009

National Book Awards

Winners of the 2009 National Book Awards were announced last night.


Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann


The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles

Young People's Literature:

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose


Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy by Keith Waldrop

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Books for Boys

From The Art of Manliness, 50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men.

Author Appearance

Glenn Beck, author of The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck's Common Sense, and An Inconvenient Book, will be appearing Saturday, November 21 at the Borders store in South Tampa.  He will be promoting his new book Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government.

For more information about Arguing With Idiots, click here.

Date:  Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time:  12:00-1:30 pm
Location:  Borders
                909 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
                Tampa, FL 33607
                (813) 874-5722

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

December Releases

Place your holds now on these upcoming books:

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Trial by Fire by J.A. Jance
Starcraft: Heaven's Devils by William C. Deitz
The Disappeared by M.R. Hall
The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry
La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
Literary Life: A Second Memoir by Larry McMurtry
Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed by Robert Sellers
Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn
Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin
Hidden Empire by Orson Scott Card
Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag
I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter
13th Hour by Richard Doetsch
Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux

New York Times Best Sellers

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Indie Next List

Here are some recommendations from independent booksellers in the November Indie Next List.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New York Times Best Sellers

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: A Hell of a Lot Better than a War by W.R. Smyser

Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War by Romesh Ratnesar

Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove by Max Cleland

Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller & Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns

Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar by Scott Conroy & Shushannah Walshe

Amazon Best of 2009

Amazon's Best Books of 2009 have been announced:

Top 100 Editors' Picks
Top 100 Customer Favorites

Amazon Top 10 of 2009:
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The City & The City by China Mieville
  • Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Where are the Women?

A backlash is brewing against Publishers Weekly for its failure to include women writers in its Top 10 Books of 2009.  Women in Letters and Literary Arts (WILLA) has come up with its own list in response:  Great Books By Women That Publishers Weekly Missed in 2009.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

PW Best Books of 2009

With the end of the year fast approaching, the "Best Of" lists are starting to appear.  Publishers Weekly recently released its list of the best books of 2009.  The list includes Fiction, Poetry, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Mass Market, Comics, Nonfiction, Religion, and Lifestyle titles.

PW's Top Ten of 2009:

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Big Machine by Victor LaValle

Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon by Neil Sheehan

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford

Stitches:A Memoir by David Small

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Amazon's Best of November

Check out the Amazon editors' picks for the best books of November.

Hudson Library Book Discussion

Off the coast of Massachusetts is rather grim, gray, and forbidding Shutter Island, a penal colony for the criminally insane. Federal marshals Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule are sent there to find a woman prisoner who has apparently disappeared. But how and where did she go? The island is heavily guarded, as is the twice-weekly supply ferry. Teddy also has another agenda: he seeks the man who killed his wife two years ago. Things are not what they seem as Chuck and Teddy, plagued by migraines and nightmares, dig deeper into the secrets that the island holds. (From Library Journal)

Join us Thursday, November 5 at the Hudson Library for a lively discussion of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. Copies of the book are available at the Reserves Desk. Please contact the library at 861-3040 for more information.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 5 @ 1:00 pm
Location: Hudson Library Conference Room
**Registration not required**

Monday, November 2, 2009

New York Times Best Sellers

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