Staff Picks: Books
Staff-recommended reading from the
I admit – I can’t resist scanning “best of” lists, especially books and movies. If I have a pen nearby, I find myself checking off those I have read or seen.
I just read my first “best of” list for 2009: “Best Books of 2009” in the Nov/Dec issue of Bookmarks magazine. I had two immediate thoughts: how can they publish this list yet – there might be even better books published yet this year AND how can it be that there so many books on this list that sound great and I’ve never even heard of them.
It seems a little early to ask you to share your favorite book of 2009, but begin thinking about it. My favorite nonfiction might be Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon or The Hemingses of Monticello. Then again there are still seven weeks left in the year and I might yet read one I like even more than either of these two.
I’ve read more fiction than nonfiction so it’s a little harder to pick a favorite. I might have to do my own “best of” list.
To quote Thomas Jefferson, “so many books, so little time.”
We have many good ones, come visit soon.
“Best Books of 2009”