We hope all of you had a lovely holiday break from the library grindstone. Holly and I are busy shoveling snow and complaining about sub zero temps here in Michigan. Our pickings are kind of thin this year, but we had a few standouts. Stay tuned for part 2.
Category: Best of the Worst
Best-of lists for each year ALB has been in existence.
Goodbye 2021-Part 2
Part 2 of our Best of 2021 includes youth/teen and some adult fiction choices. I’m leading off with the romance “Hostage Nurse” where the protagonists fall in love during a plane hijacking. I predict there will be some pandemic themed
Goodbye 2021- Part 1
At the end of the year, Holly and I do cocktails (socially distant) and put together a list of our favorites for the year. 2021 isn’t going to win any prizes for fun and exciting, but we have found a few chuckles here and there. Click on the post name to see the original and be sure to read some of the comments. Got some opinions or favorites to share? Say so in the comments.
Read on, everyone!
Mary and Holly
Friday Fiction: Overnight Cinderella
I usually grab any title that features a librarian so I am ready for our library themed posts for National Library Week. I was going to feature this one, but the librarian part of our heroine’s life was barely there. Evidently, our heroine, Cami, traded in her research librarian cardigan for a more glamorous job in event planning.
I think the author used librarian as a metaphor for virginal and shy. (Come to think of it, I don’t know too many librarians that give off the virginal and shy vibe. But I digress.) Anyway, she meets Duke, the corporate suit in charge of security for Pryce Enterprises. Of course Duke and Cami have to work together due to security issues for a big gala that Pryce was hosting.
Mary’s Favorite Posts of 2020
Yes, it is that time of year when we try to select some of our favorite awful books. As a reminder, awfulness is in the eye of the beholder. Each community, library, and collection is unique. What is awful in one library maybe perfectly fine in another. With that said, here are my picks for 2020.
Holly’s Favorites of 2020
It’s been a weird year. However, we are obligated to look back on 2020 and pick our best of the worst. Let’s hope for a better year in 2021.
Here are Holly’s picks for the Best of the Worst of 2020! Happy Holidays, everyone, and thanks for all your great submissions this year.
Best of 2019
I am having some trouble recognizing that it is actually the end of 2019. It feels like yesterday that summer reading finished. Well, here we are at the end of 2019, and I am ready to comment on the best worst books for the year.
This year was tough. After 10 years of postings, this year felt a bit light. However, we did have quite a few that stood out from the pack. Please enjoy the list and if you have any favorites for the year, please share in the comments.
Mary and Holly
Best of 2018
In closing out 2018, we are sharing some of our overall favorites. Click through to the original post on the title. As you weed, be sure to share with us any of your favorites. (Send us pictures, not the actual