Friday, February 7, 2014

Books Read in January

The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood - Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood takes a nuanced look at pre-revolutionary shifts in American culture, family structure, politics, religion, education, and economics.

Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett - A strange new plot is afoot in Ankh-Morpork's Assassin's Guild: one that threatens to draw the Watch and Captain Sam Vimes - on the eve of his retirement - into the path of a deadly new weapon.

The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood - On a visit to London, the mystery surrounding the wolf-children of Ashton Place deepens when their young governess, Penelope Lumley, receives warnings of danger at every turn.

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - Going out for milk turns into an adventure of epic proportions for one boy's father.

Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds - When misunderstood predators lacking self-confidence meet weekly, strange things are sure to happen.

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller - When fisherman Asher escapes to the big city to make his fortune, the brash young man little suspects that he is destined to be the center of earth-shattering events that may destroy his homeland.

The Hoarder in You by Dr. Robin Zasio - Dr. Robin Zasio, known for her work on A&E's Hoarders, reveals the keys to uncluttering your mind and life, exposing the truth about anxiety, compulsion, and hoarding tendencies.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter - In the final days of World War II, the 'Monuments Men' scoured Europe to preserve the most important art and buildings in Europe - priceless masterworks Hitler ordered destroyed if the Reich fell.

The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller - With his entire family dead, magic-less Prince Gar must assume his role as weather worker of Lur, unaware of the coming storm and the man destined to stop it: his best friend, the lowly fisherman Asher.

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - When best friends Sophie and Agatha are kidnapped and forced onto opposite sides of a School dedicated to churning out fairy tale villains and heroes, they must stick together to find a way out - or face their true destinies alone.

Reflections by Diana Wynne Jones - A collection of essays and speeches by a renowned children's author illuminates not only her body of work but also the captivating magic of literature.

I Don't Know by Leah Hager Cohen - Drawing on the insights of science and literature, this essay explores the power of admitting ignorance - and why it is so difficult to do so.

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