Book reviews

2011: A Year in Reading - Bloggers' Picks

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern

As we ring in a new year of adventures in reading, Kansas City Public Library staff members look back on their favorite books from the past year – not all of which were published in the past year.

2011: A Year in Reading - John Horner on Pratchett, the Bible

Terry Pratchett Snuff cover

As we ring in a new year of adventures in reading, Kansas City Public Library staff members look back on their favorite books from the past year – not all of which were published in the past year.

2011: A Year in Reading - Robert Butler on Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

As we ring in a new year of adventures in reading, Kansas City Public Library staff members look back on their favorite books from the past year – not all of which were published in the past year.

Amazing Grace by Steve Turner

Amazing Grace by Steve Turner book cover

Of all the English hymns written in the 18th century, “Amazing Grace” stands out as the most popular and the most performed hymn of all time. The song reaches out across cultures and nations and was translated in various languages.

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Bad Taste in Boys book cover

Kate Grable is your typical teenager with aspirations to be a doctor in her post-high-school career. She is the student trainer for her high school’s mediocre football team, and she has just discovered that the coach may be giving the players steroids.