Published On: Thu, Jan 9th, 2014

White Sulphur Springs Public Library ‘Tell us what you think’ raffle

White Sulphur Springs Public Library has some of the best books of 2013 ready and waiting to be checked out!

The books have been judged the best by literary sources such as the New York Times Book Review, popular magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine, and book sellers like Amazon… and your local library would love to help you get your hands on them!

To name all the books we have available would fill the entire newspaper, so here instead is a small sample of the literary wonders waiting for you at the White Sulphur Springs Public Library. Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch follows a recently orphaned boy in New York City determined not to be taken in by the system, combining vivid characters and a vibrant plot to create one of the most memorable books of 2013. Another best of 2013 is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, a funny romance which pairs a brilliant yet socially challenged professor with a spontaneous, maddeningly disorganized woman looking for her biological father. In an imaginative change of pace, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker magically blends fantasy, history, and philosophy as two unearthly creatures make a life for themselves in 19th century New York. Many award-winning books have made their way into our best of 2013 collection, including Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (awarded the Man Booker prize) and James McBride’s The Good Lord Brown (winner of the National Book Award). If you prefer short stories, the library has two collections that have been designated best of 2013, namely Vampires in the Lemon Grove and The 10th of December.

The library also has many nonfiction books that have been selected as best of 2013. Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear examines the world of Scientology, while Charles Graeber’s The Good Nurse weaves a true tale of medicine, madness, and murder. If you’re looking for answers to the world’s oldest questions, you might enjoy Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt. Or perhaps you would like to discover a little-known part of WWII and delve into Mitchell Zuckoff’s Frozen in Time. We also have the nonfiction National Book Award winner, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer.

The staff of the White Sulphur Springs Public Library would love to know what books you think are the best of 2013. We will be collecting entries for our “Tell Us What You Think!” raffle until the end of January, at which time we will draw a name and give away a free book from our donated books. Stop by the library today and fill out an entry form telling us what book inspired you, excited you, or made you think in 2013!