2016 has been a good year for our blog; hits and comments are up from last year. We hope our spot in cyberspace has helped someone out there find a really good book or movie to enjoy.
Listed here are our favorite books, movies, and music that we enjoyed in 2016. While some of these titles aren’t new this year, it’s never too late for a good recommendation.
First, the 2016 favorites from our patrons. These stats were collected from checkouts countywide.
Most checked out fiction book:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Most checked out nonfiction book:
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Most checked out DVD:
Downton Abbey Season Six
And now staff shares their favorite books, movies, and music that they loved in 2016.
Book: Raven: The Untold Story of Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim Reiterman
Movie: The Nice Guys
Music: Emotional Mugger by Ty Segall
Book: The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis
Music: “Growing Up” from the album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Book: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Music: “Don’t Wanna Fight” from the album Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
Book: Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach
Book: Fool by Christopher Moore
Book: Pure by Julianna Baggot
Book: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Book: Bindi Babes by Narinder Dham
Looking to read more books in 2017? Joining a reading challenge is a great way to stay motivated and read a wider range of authors and subjects. There are many challenges out there, but this Master List of 2017 Reading Challenges is very comprehensive. Prepare to be literally inspired.
Happy New Year 2017, everyone!