Best of 2015’s online book lists

Can’t figure out what to dive into next? Check out Largehearted Boy’s long and inclusive list of lists from sources as diverse as Teaching Biology’s list of the best science books, librarian Nancy Pearl’s favorites, Buzzfeed’s suggestion of the most beautiful book covers and so much more. Here’s your link to hours and hours of bookish browsing: Largehearted Boy: Online “Best of 2015” Book Lists

Staff Pick – Best Graphic Novel for Adults 2015

Lulu Anew

LuLu Anew  by  Etienne Davodeau

One of 2015’s best graphic novels for adults. The antithesis to the usual line up of steroid pumped heroes, hardened zombies, and soft porn. This is the window into a woman’s life at a most critical juncture, a metaphysical breakdown. Lulu leaves her family one day for a job interview in another town and does not return. Instead she wanders the beach, aimlessly, and without purpose. What is motivating her, what she finds, who she impacts, and the twist of a resolution makes for a refreshing unexpected tale of middle age.

Picked by Karen

Review: The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
Staff Pick – Karen

This book has many elements in common with ‘The Martian’ by Andy Weir. It is about survival, it is about one man against the elements, and it is a fast paced heart pounding read with a very likeable hero. What is different is that it takes place in the American West during the expansion of the Fur trade. Continue reading Review: The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge