Heidi’s Fond Farewell

ElephantsThe 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):

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler

The Likeness, by Tana French

The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller

The Son, by Philipp Meyer

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, by Bob Schocochis

Where’d You Go Bernadette, by Maria Semple

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

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!



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