Category Archives: Books

One Word

This month we asked our librarians to share some of their favorite media with one word titles! Possession by A.S. Byatt Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Atonement by Ian McEwan Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee Americanah by Chimamanda … Continue reading

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Women Creators

In honor of  Women’s History Month, we asked out librarians to share their favorite books & media that are created by women!  Here are their responses: You know those authors who, no matter they write next – whatever format or … Continue reading

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QBG Reads…. Has the Gay Movement Failed?

Wednesday February 26th at 7pm in the Robbins Library’s 4th Floor Conference Room QBG discusses the book Has the Gay Movement Failed? by Martin Duberman. “The past fifty years have seen marked significant shifts in attitudes toward and acceptance of … Continue reading

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Cold Climes

This month we’ve asked out librarians to share their favorite pieces of media that have chilly settings. Check out their responses below! I reread Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter on the coldest day of the year.  I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Young, Gifted, & Black – Black History Month 2020

This year for Black History Month, we’re featuring some great YA books starring young, gifted, & black protagonists!  Check out the list below: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody All American Boys by Jason Reynold and Brendan Kiely American Street … Continue reading

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2019 Best Books from Robbins & Fox Library Staff

Happy New Year!!!  Here are the Robbins & Fox Library librarians’ top books of 2019! As usual, far too many to list! But here are a few anyway: Nonfiction: Wordslut by Amanda Montell Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez Adult … Continue reading

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ex·per·i·men·tal

This month we’ve asked our librarians to share their favorite media with experimental/non-traditional narrative structures. Check out their responses below: House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski Hotel World – Ali Smith The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy … Continue reading

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And The Rest Is History

This month we asked our librarians “What are your favorite historical fiction books?”  Check out their answers here: Fever by Mary Beth Keane: The main character of this book is Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, one of the … Continue reading

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QBG Reads…. Looking for Lorraine

This month Queer Book Group will be discussing the Lambda Literary award winning biography Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry.  Copies of the book are still available at the Circulation Desk! “A revealing portrait of one of … Continue reading

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Autumnal

As we fall into October, our librarians share their favorite media with autumn colored covers! Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey The Ascent to Godhood by J.Y. Yang Abbott by Saladin Ahmed Human Acts by Han Kang Teaching My Mother … Continue reading

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