Goodreads Best Horror of the Year - Here is the link to the Goodreads users favorite horror books of 2013.
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Looking for your next good read? RA for All is a blog to showcase how the Readers' Advisors at your local public library can help.
Now, whether or not your patrons will like any book from any best list is another story, and probably best saved for another post because just because a book makes a best of the year list that does not mean that it is right for every reader.So today I will take up that promised topic by explaining myself further and giving you better tools to help your patrons.
A young woman takes a shot at Hitler and dies. On the next page, the same woman, Ursula, is born stillborn on a snowy night in England in February, 1910. On the next page, the same woman is born again on the same February 1910 evening, but this time, she lives. Life After Life is the story of Ursula’s life as it starts, stops and begins over and over again during the first half of the 20th Century.Even read slowly, this takes no more than 25 seconds and it describes the entire book and its appeal.
Greta begins the novel devastated by the double deaths of her twin brother and life partner. In order to get over her depression, Greta has electro-shock treatments that send her time-traveling and experiencing life with the two men in different eras.The Greer book is less convoluted, but if you liked this idea of reliving your life and having a second (or third) try at it, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells is a good readalike choice.
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn’t it?
Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself