Archive for February, 2013

Title: The Information Diet Author: Clay A. Johnson Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: O’Reilly Length: 160 pages Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Main Challenge; Library Books Reading Challenge 2013 Summary: An introduction to the concept of responsible information consumption in the digital age. Analysis In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a heck of a lot of information out […]


Title: Drama Author: Raina Telgemeier Genre: YA fiction Format: Graphic novel Publisher: Scholastic Length: 233 pages Library: Green Tree Public Library Challenge: 2013 Graphic Novel Challenge, children’s category Summary: A 6th-grader navigates the politics of her school’s drama club and the interesting boys she meets there. Analysis It’s hard to be objective about a book […]


Title: Dream More Author: Dolly Parton Genre: Non-fiction / inspirational Publisher: Putnam/Penguin Length: 118 pages Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–South Side Challenge: Library Books Reading Challenge 2013 Summary: An iconic diva dispenses warm, witty advice about never giving up. Analysis Sometimes, as a reader, you just want something light and hopeful. Something that will make you feel […]


Title: A Rule Against Murder Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Mysteries, book 4 Author: Louise Penny Genre: Mystery Publisher: Minotaur Length: 322 pages Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–South Side Challenge: 2013 Literary Exploration Challenge, Mystery category Summary: Inspector Gamache and his wife take their yearly vacation, only to stumble into a murder that takes place during a family reunion. Analysis Normally […]


Title: Ruby Red Series: The Ruby Red trilogy, book 1 Author: Kerstin Gier Translator: Anthea Bell Genre: YA / historical fantasy Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. Length: 322 pages Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Main Challenge: Peek-a-Book 2013 Women Challenge Summary: A teen girl clumsily embraces her destiny and the time-traveling mystery that surrounds it. Analysis Thanks to the Doctor Who reboot, a whole […]


Title: 40 Days to Personal Revolution Author: Baron Baptiste Genre: Non-fiction / mind-body-spirit Publisher: Simon & Schuster Length: 250 pages Library: Bridgeville Public Library Challenge: Library Books Reading Challenge 2013 Summary: An experienced yoga practitioner outlines his holistic program for better health and happiness. Analysis If you’ve practiced yoga for a while, you’ve probably heard of […]


Title: Tell the Wolves I’m Home Author: Carol Rifka Brunt Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Dial/Random House Length: 355 pages Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Main Challenge: 2013 Literary Exploration Challenge. Level = insane, Category = Literary fiction Summary: An awkward teenager copes with her beloved uncle’s death while trying to determine her place in the family, […]