Earlier this month I asked our staff if they wouldn’t mind answering some questions about the books they read in 2013. We’ll be sharing their responses to various questions here on this blog, a few every day. So keep coming back to find out how our reading went this year.
Was there an author that kept you up reading late into the night?
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriary- Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian & Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld – Pam M., Head of Programming
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – Erica, Reference Librarian
Phantom by Jo Nesbo – Audrey, Media Clerk
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife, Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice by Rebecca Musser with M. Bridget Cook – Neela, Head of Acquisitions
The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac K. Griswold – Brenda, Reference Librarian
Did you discover a new favorite author(s) in 2013?
Ivy Pochoda – Ed, Head of Reference Services
Orson Scott Card, Nancy Thayer, Emily Croy Barker, Beatriz Williams and Jenny Colgan – Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian
Liane Moriarty – Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian
I admit it; this year I mostly stuck to “comfort food” books. That said, my favorite authors didn’t disappoint with their latest books, so I’m fine with not having discovered anyone new! – Erica, Reference Services Librarian
Sarah Pekkanen for light women’s fiction and Jeff Abbott for suspense. – Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services
I read the first two titles in a new paranormal urban fantasy series by Philippa Bornikova, This Case is Gonna Kill Me and Box Office Poison and am eagerly awaiting the next installment. – Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian
Edward Rutherford – Betty P., – Reference Services Librarian
John Green, Pam S., – Reference Services Librarian
Did you set yourself a reading goal in 2013 and did you achieve it?
I set a goal to read 100 books, I am proud to say I achieved it. – Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian
Since I had a lot going on this year, I’m just glad I was able to make time for reading at all! – Erica, Reference Services Librarian
Yes, but I didn’t accomplish it. – Betty P., Reference Services Librarian
Yes and no: I wanted to read more books than I ever have in a year, which I did, but I fell short of the total number I had in mind. – Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian
– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services