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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Stories

Looking for some holiday reading? USA Today recently published a list of novels for the season ("Christmas Novels Spread Holiday Cheer," Dec. 19, 2011). Holiday-themed stories are great last-minute gifts. Here are a few you can preview in our catalog:

The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander

Lost December by Richard Paul Evans

Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season from NPR’s Annual Holiday Specialby National Public Radio

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Personality Plus

Nancy Pearl, who the New York Times calls “the talk of librarian circles”, loves books with memorable characters. The librarian and author of the Book Lust series recently shared her favorite "7 Books With Personality" with National Public Radio. Here they are:

In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard

A World on Fire by Amanda Foreman

Blind Sight by Meg Howrey

The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

By George by Wesley Stace

Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner

Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

2011’s Top Fiction at FCPL

As 2011 winds down, this is the season for lists and the Fairfax County Public Library is no exception. Below is a list of the top ten fiction books that library customers checked out this year, compiled by staff in our Collections and Acquisitions Department:

The Confession by John Grisham

Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson

Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult

Toys by James Patterson & Neil McMahon

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell