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Jonathan's Top Picks for 2019

We are about to close the books on 2019, and a year of centennial celebrations at Lethbridge Public Library. As part of our celebrations I decided, as one of the library’s adult services librarians, to commit to reading 100 books—one for each year the library has been in operation. I’ll admit the task seemed daunting at first. In setting my task I decided to give myself a rule: everything I read had to have a minimum of 100 pages (which also tied nicely into the hundred theme of the challenge).

Jonathan's Top Picks for 2019

We are about to close the books on 2019, and a year of centennial celebrations at Lethbridge Public Library. As part of our celebrations I decided, as one of the library’s adult services librarians, to commit to reading 100 books—one for each year the library has been in operation. I’ll admit the task seemed daunting at first. In setting my task I decided to give myself a rule: everything I read had to have a minimum of 100 pages (which also tied nicely into the hundred theme of the challenge). I’m happy to report that I have completed my challenge and with a couple of weeks to spare!

What's Caroline Reading Now?

Fall is my favourite time of year: falling leaves, cosy sweaters, and the perfect opportunity to sit down with a cup of tea and read a good book. Lucky for you I have been reading some great titles this summer, and have some new recommendations as I continue to read 100 books in celebration of Lethbridge Public Library’s 100th anniversary.

Evoking Emotion

One of the things that I love most about books is their ability to evoke emotion. It’s amazing how simple words on a page can make us feel an entire range of emotion: fear, anger, sadness, happiness—the list goes on and on. As I continue to read one hundred books to celebrate Lethbridge Public Library’s one hundredth anniversary, I have encountered books that have triggered a number of these emotions. This week I have chosen to share some of the most emotion provoking books I have read so far this year.

My Stack of Books

Working as a librarian means that at any given moment I have a stack of about 20 books waiting to be read. Lucky for you that means I have read some great titles since my last blog, so check out my newest recommendations, and continue to follow along as I read 100 books to celebrate Lethbridge Public Library’s 100th anniversary.

Nostalgia Strikes

While some people may read a book and never return to it, that has never been a problem for me. My latest choices in our “100 Books for 100 Years” challenge were definitely choices of nostalgia, and I returned to authors and books whom I have enjoyed before – in one case, a book I have read a half dozen times. Eventually, however, the need for something new arose, and I turned to some brand new novels from the Library’s Top Reads collection.

Here is a list of three favourite authors, accompanied by two novels that are destined to be read again:

Caroline's Mid-May Picks!

Over the past couple of months we’ve made our first two rounds of recommendations through this column, and if you’re all caught up on those, here are a few more titles that I have been enjoying so far this year.

When We Left Cuba–Chanel Cleeton. Set in 1960s Florida, a young Cuban woman is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate Fidel Castso’s inner circle.

Five New Picks from Jonathan

Our challenge to read 100 books for 100 years is now in full swing. It seems like it was yesterday that I started the challenge, but I am already over a quarter of the way to achieving my goal, having read 25 books. For those following along with the books that I have read, many of the titles are available as part of the Top Reads collection at the Library, and can be borrowed from any of our branches.

These are my latest reads:

What question do people always ask?

One of the most common questions that we as librarians get asked is what we are reading. So, for 2019, we have both challenged ourselves to read 100 books in celebration of the Library’s 100th Anniversary.

Jonathan's Next Picks

This year is going by so fast. Spring has sprung and we are already a quarter of the way through Lethbridge Public Library’s celebration of 100 years of service in our community. Recently, I find myself torn between enjoying the beautiful weather we, or hunkering down to try to keep pace with the challenge I have set for myself this year: to read 100 books. One book for each year of our Library. Although it has been tough, I have not managed to fall too far behind.

Here are the latest books that I have read this year:

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