In December 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 in 2013. Today we talk about some of the physical aspects of the books we read last year.
Did you have a favorite book cover in 2013?
White Vespa by Kevin Oderman, I’d like to climb those stairs and find out what’s up there or maybe knock on one of the doors. I don’t think I even want to read this book, what’s inside cannot possibly be as intriguing as this cover is to me. – Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian
The Middle Kingdom: Two Brothers, Two Motorcycles, One Epic Journey Around China by Colin Pyle and Ryan Pyle – Neela, Head of Acquisitions
Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick – Ed, Head of Reference Services
My Education by Susan Choi – Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian
What was the longest book you read in 2013?
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin – Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian
Sycamore Row by John Grisham – Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian
Winter of the World by Ken Follett – Betty P., Reference Librarian
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – Audrey, Media Clerk
The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac K. Griswold – Brenda, Reference Librarian
The 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson – Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink – Amy, Children’s Librarian
What was the shortest book you read in 2013?
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida- Amy, Children’s Librarian and Audrey, Media Clerk
I Could Pee on This: and other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano – Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services
The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion – Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian
A Very Short Tour of the Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain by Michael Corballis– and it was! -Sonia, Readers’ Services Librarian
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger – Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian
– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services