The time has come, dear readers, for me to move on. I start a new job at Vancouver Public Library next week, so my Top Shelf blogging days are over. But have no fear! Patricia and Michael will hold down the fort until my replacement is found. As a parting gift, I give you my Top 10 favourite books I have read since I started here at NVCL in May 2011 (in alphabetical order):
Honourable mentions: Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill; The Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff Vandermeer; The Interestings, by Meg Wollitzer; Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain; and Just Kids, by Pattie Smith.
It has been a joy blogging about books and reading, and I especially want to thank my colleague Patricia, whose blogging and book enthusiasm is neverending delightfully contagious. Blog on P!