Librarians’ favorite books

If you’re looking for some recommended books to fill your limited time for unrequired reading, how about these? Librarians were invited to contribute to Librarians’ Best Books of 2011 by Library Journal. The list includes both fiction and nonfiction:

  • The art of fielding by Chad Harbach (UB)
  • The orchard: A memoir by Theresa Weir (available at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, Whitewater’s public library)
  • Ready player one by Ernest Cline (UB)
  • The long goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke (UB)
  • A discovery of witches by Deborah Harkness (2nd-floor Browsing Books, PS3608.A7436 D57 2011)
  • Claire DeWitt and the city of the dead by Sara Gran (UB)
  • Killing the cranes: A reporter’s journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan by Edward Girardet
  • The tiger’s wife by Téa Obreht (3rd-floor Main Collection, PS3615.B73 T54 2011)
  • The call by Yannick Murphy (UB)
  • The restorer by Amanda Stevens
  • The swerve: How the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt (3rd-floor Main Collection, PA6484 .G69 2011)

Call numbers are provided above for those titles available from Andersen Library. UWW students and staff may request those marked (UB) above from other UW libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service. Those titles not available from any UW campus library might be available from area public libraries, or UWW students and staff could request them by using the interlibrary loan service (students pay $1 per request).


About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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