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What We’re Reading {January 7, 2011}: Start the New Year with these Award Winners

There were so many terrific books published in 2010! This week I thought I would share some of the titles that won various awards in 2010. All of these books are available in the Bookshare collection. Happy Reading! 2010 National Book Award Winners Nonfiction: Just Kids by Patti Smith Poetry: Lighthead by Terrance Hayes Young People’s Literature: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Man Booker Prize of 2010: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson While these books didn’t win the big prize, they made the short list: Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey Room by Emma Donoghue In a Strange…

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What We’re Reading {December 17 2010}: Top Books of 2010

Creating a “best of” list is always a challenge. Especially when it comes to a “best of” list of books. I suspect that’s because what makes a book good is so personal to each of us, it’s very tough to compile a list that is universally liked. So, rather than a “best of” list, I thought I would create a list of the Top 5 books of 2010, selected from the Bookshare most downloaded, New York Times Best of 2010, and Amazon and Barnes & Noble customer favorites, in several categories: Fiction, Literature, Mystery and Thriller, Non-Fiction, Teens, Tweens, and Children. Warning: this is a long list!…