At the end of every month, I look over what I read and pick the best, the jewel, the cream of the crop.
The “Black Eyed Susans” were the girls found left in a hole in a field of the black and yellow flowers. Some were mere skeletons, while some… More
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While we're waiting for the next season of Sherlock to begin, the teen librarians of SFPL have put together this list for you. More
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It was difficult, but we've chosen what we think are 20 of the most essential titles of the year so far. We hope you find something to enjoy… More
Mayor Emanuel recommends some of his favorite books.
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"This is a really sweet sports romance that deals with such things as coming over addiction and second chances at love. The whol..."
"The real strength of this book is that is just ticks every box imaginable. It's a fairy tale, full of action, romance and reven..."
"This novel centers around two sisters, Meredith and Josie Garland. The prologue opens the story with a family tragedy, but you ..."
"I was all but ready to stop reading Philippa Gregory’s novels for good, but then I found out that she was writing a novel from ..."
"When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman...
But that woman’s husband died last w..."
"I can see this as a BBC mini-series: a great costume drama in a sumptuous colonial setting; wealthy landowners exploiting the o..."
"A laugh-out-loud romp through your favorite 80’s movies. Oodles of movie tidbits, interviews with directors, and surprisingly i..."
"Fantastic book. Companion to Pratchett's Dodger."
"Love this series--so much fun to read!"
"One of my favourite reads so far this year. Such an original and beautifully written story."
"The notion that one personal choice can make an astounding difference, not just in our lives, but in the lives of the planet ar..."
"I love twilight. The drawings are amazing."
"This was a bit confusing to me get onto the site, but once I figured it out, it wasn't bad"
"I'm rereading this and I had forgotten how sweet Bill Door is. It's cute, even if it's about Death being laid off. And a zomb..."
"This book taught me a lot about society's view of introverts, as well as what introversion is and isn't. Even though it was a s..."
"When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Qu..."
"Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time. While I should love it merely for the themes of not judging someone by the..."
"A fantastic book examining the injustice of racial prejudice in the South through the simplistic eyes of children. One of my f..."
"Great first book in the series. Full of action and animals. You never know what will happen when you break into a top secret ..."
"really loved this series"