Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The locally raised Emanuel brothers, women and work, mystery and psychological drama are all on the top ten list with Beautiful Ruins at number one.
10. Brothers Emanuel by Ezekiel Emanuel 9. Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg 8. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer 7. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy 6. Six Years by Harlan Coben 5. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 4. The Dinner by Herman Kock 3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 2. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout 1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Friday, March 1, 2013
By a wide margin, this year's One Book, Everybody Reads selection holds the number one spot. Gillian Flynn still has two titles in the top ten and a few non-fiction titles are on the list.
10. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander 9. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy 8. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 7. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 6. The Dinner by Herman Koch 5. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 4. The Round House by Louise Erdrich 3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 2. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Some things old, some things new appear on the list and the Library's One Book, Everybody Reads selection dominates in the number one position.
10. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 9. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander 8. Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 7. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 6. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 5. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 4. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon 3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 2. The Round House by Louise Erdrich 1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Take your pick - suspense, mystery, historical fiction, poiltics, psychology and history - something for everyone in this top ten list. Number 4 is this year's One Book, Everybody Reads for the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities.
10. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't by Nate Silver 9. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver 8. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 7. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 5. The Forgotten by David Baldacci 4. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich 2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling 1. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Gone Girl remains top pick but a range of well-known authors are trying to reach that top spot.
Information provided by Wilmette Public Library. 10. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 9. Winter of the World by Ken Follett 8. The Panther by Nelson DeMille 7. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 6. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough 5. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 4. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver 3. The Black Box by Michael Connelly 2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling 1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Loyal readers are following their favorite authors. Half of the titles on this list are part of trilogies.
10. Calico Joe by John Grisham 9. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn 8. Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel by Hilary Mantel 7. The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach 6. The Innocent by David Baldacci 5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 4. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen 3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 1. 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Titles from the wildly popular Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins hold second and fourth place, receiving renewed interest due to the movie release.
10. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain 9. Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay 8. The End of Illness by David Agus 7. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James 6. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides 5. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 1. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Monday, February 20, 2012
Here are the ten books most requested by kids this past week at the Wilmette Library.
10. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales edited by Chris Van Allsburg 9. Seriously, Norman! by Christopher Raschka 8. Steve Jobs by Steve Goldsworthy 7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 6. Halt’s Peril by John Flanagan 5. Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce 4. A Monster Calls: A Novel by Patrick Ness 3. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos 2. Wonder Struck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick 1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sunday, October 9, 2011
This week, the App Hunter reviews the OverDrive Media Console app, which allows library patrons on mobile devices to upload ebooks and audio books.
Imagine this: Walking into your local library and finding an advertisement for an app that allows you to checkout ebooks and audiobooks on your mobile device! Inside, you yell, "Genius! Why hasn't this existed before?" That's exactly what happened to me with the OverDrive Media Console app. OverDrive has so much promise, so many tantalising possibilities that you can't help but like it. Earlier: A Review of Panoramic Photos by the Pano App. In my case, I really, really wanted to like it. But the experience speaks for itself. I tried this app out a year ago but was frustrated by its limited book selection and even more limited functionality. For example, I wanted to listen to The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 1 on my iPhone. …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Library Board president Cinda J. Axley has endorsed Douglas Rathe for Village Trustee.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The following letter is from Wilmette Public Library Board President Cinda J. Axley. Dear Editor, It is my privilege to endorse the candidacy of Doug Rathe for the position of Wilmette Village Trustee. I have served with Doug for the past 7 years as a fellow trustee on the board of the Wilmette Public Library District. As the current Vice President of the Library Board, Doug has proven himself to be an effective leader. His strong analytical skills and superior ability to build consensus have been key to our board’s smooth functioning. Doug is completing his twelfth year as a Library Trustee, and during that time he has had a great deal of experience dealing with numerous issues related to the administration of a governmental body, …