Sunday, April 21, 2013

Library Staff Favourites - pt.2

I recent polled some of my co-workers about their favourite books. Because there are so many of them and the size limits of this blog, I gave myself the challenge to describe them in 20 words or less. I hope you will select one or two of them and discover why they have been chosen as favourites. Here is part two of the list: ~ Rosemary.

Eunoia (M)
by Christian Bök
- Winner of the 2002 Griffith Poetry Prize featuring poems that are univocalic, (words that are limited to a single vowel).

Persuasion (M)
by Jane Austen
- The author’s last novel in which Annie Elliot is mourning an old love and hoping for a second chance at life.

The Bell Jar (M)
by Sylvia Plath
- a haunting American classic of Esther Greenwood’s descent into madness.

To Kill a Mockingbird (M)
by Harper Lee
- Classic novel of civil rights that everyone should read, or see the movie.

Elle (M)
by Douglas Glover
- Governor General Award winner with historical fiction tale of Marguerite de la Rocque de Roberval, a French woman marooned off the coast of Quebec.

Martian Chronicles (M)
by Ray Bradbury
- Classic science fiction novel which influence everyone’s view of Mars.

History of Love (M)
by Nicholas Krauss
- 2006 Orange Prize finalist whose message is no matter how alone you are you are connected to someone else.

2001 : a Space Odyssey (M)
by Arthur C. Clarke
- a spacy (in more ways than one) history of evolution through time and space.

1 comment:

  1. The Bell Jar has been on my "to read" list for years. Now is the time.