As we prepare to say farewell to 2016, we naturally start thinking about the books we’ve read and enjoyed during the past year. With this in mind, we’ve prepared our own library list of “Best Fiction Books of 2016.” Our list not only shows the favorites of Riverdale Library patrons, but also some top picks by Publishers Weekly and Amazon.com editors. Stop by our Reader’s Advisory Center, where copies of the list are available, and see if your personal favorite made the list – and be prepared to encounter some new potential favorites!
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
As much as we enjoy them, the holidays will be over before we know it and winter will settle in with us for a while. Think about beating those cold-weather doldrums by settling in with a brand-new audiobook! Here are some of our latest selections: Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen (autobiography); Chaos, by Patricia Cornwell; Moonglow, by Michael Chabon; Sassy Saturdays, by Judith Keim; and The Whole Town's Talking, by Fannie Flagg.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Avid readers are always looking for something new to read, but most of us tend to stay within our favorite types of fiction – thrillers, historical fiction, or romances, to name just a few. But why not “read outside the box” and try something different? Our new fiction section offers some great opportunities to do just that. Consider one (or more) of these new fiction titles: Babylon's Ashes, by James S. A. Corey (science fiction); Blood Vow, by J. R. Ward (paranormal fiction); The Fate of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen (fantasy fiction); Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, by Anne Rice (paranormal fiction); and Star Wars, Catalyst: a Rogue One Novel, by James Luceno (science fiction).
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Bestselling fiction fans, take note! The latest additions to our large print fiction collection have one thing in common - they all appear within the first twelve selections on the December 11th New York Times fiction bestseller list. Here they are, in the order in which they appear: Cross the Line, by James Patterson (#1); Turbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich (#3); No Man's Land; by David Baldacci (#5); The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly (#8); and Chaos, by Patricia Daniels Cornwell (#12).
Thursday, December 1, 2016
And our newest selections in holiday fiction can certainly help you to do just that! Some of our newest choices include An Angel's Touch, by Heather Graham; A Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury; A Christmas Message, by Anne Perry; Christmas on My Mind, by Janet Dailey; The Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans; and Twelve Days of Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. And you’ll find plenty of other great choices in our book display (temporarily located in our gallery).
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Spending a lot of time in your car as you try to cross items off your holiday shopping list? Why not have an audiobook on hand to make those errands more enjoyable? Here’s a list of some of our newest acquisitions: Escape Clause, by John Sandford; Odessa Sea, by Clive Cussler; Paris for One and Other Stories, by Jojo Moyes; Precious and Grace, by Alexander McCall Smith; Turbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich; and The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly.