Category Archives: Books

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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Robbins Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

Robbins Library is observing Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15! We’ve gathered a list with our favorite books by Hispanic authors to celebrate the multiple cultures, traditions, and contributions from our global neighbors and fellow Americans.  You … Continue reading

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“Banned” Books Week 2019

During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom to read. As you can imagine, this is most librarians’ favorite theme week; after all, as our code of ethics states, “We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts … Continue reading

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Got Your Number

We asked our librarians what some of their favorite titles that contain a number are, and here are their answers! The Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King – This is a very compelling story. I wish it was … Continue reading

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QBG Reads… Amberlough

Join us on Wednesday August 28th for a discussion of Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly. “A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena … Continue reading

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Top Tropes

This month we asked our librarians what their favorite narrative tropes are! A trope is a commonly used theme or plot device. Check out TV Tropes for some incredibly specific examples or the library database NoveList under “Browse By” –> … Continue reading

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