JPL reviewers
Susan Wray, our Library Director
Teen Librarian
Administrative Assistant
Collection Development Librarian
Reference Librarian
Childrens Librarian
Tech Services Librarian
Senior Circulation Assistant
Susan Wray
Library Director
Cari Boatright Rerat
Teen Librarian
Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant
Linda Cannon
Circulation & Collection Development Librarian
Patty Crane
Reference Librarian
Jeana Gockley
Childrens Librarian
Phyllis Seesengood
Technical Services Librarian
Mark Schuster
Assistant Circulation Supervisor

2009 Book Reviews

Below are links to book and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians and Library Administrative Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2008-JPL Book Reviews, 2007-JPL Book Reviews and at http://www.joplinglobe.com/ by searching the archives for "library book review".

For more recent reviews go to our BookReviews page.

December 27, 2009 - Book review: Medical surprise makes for compelling story
By Jeana Gockley

December 20, 2009 - Book review: Trivia buffs will love to learn about ‘Uncommon History’
By Linda Cannon

December 13, 2009 - JPL review: ‘Libyrinth’ a well-written book about another world’s library
By Cari Boatright Rerat

December 6, 2009 - Book review: Intense action propels 'Memory Collector'
By Phyllis Seesengood

November 22, 2009 - Book review: Ex-child star’s ‘Adventures’ funny, touching characters
By Lisa Brown

November 15, 2009 - Review: Social events influence movies during filming
By Mark Schuster

November 8, 2009 - Book review: Fiction titles with historical bent make fascinating reads
By Jeana Gockley

November 1, 2009 - Database Review: Database lets you become a Global Road Warriorad Warrior
By Patty Crane

October 25, 2009 - Book review: Bring an appetite for ‘500 Things to Eat’
By Linda Cannon

October 18, 2009 -Book review: Teen titles will help you ‘Read Beyond Reality’
By Cari Boatright Rerat

October 11, 2009 - Book review: ‘Devil’s Punchbowl’ powerful, but not for weak stomachs
By Phyllis Seesengood

October 4, 2009 - Book review: Dietgirl's adventures an honest look at weight loss
By Susan Wray

September 27, 2009 - Review: ‘Bart Got a Room’ a quirky, low-key comedy
By Mark Schuster

September 20, 2009 - Book review: Documentary shows struggle of Katrina recovery
By Lisa Brown

September 13, 2009 - Book review: Penderwicks back for another delightful mission
By Jeana Gockley

September 6, 2009 - Review: Book offers humorous explanation of weather
By Patty Crane

August 30, 2009 - Book review: '1001 Foods' offers a culinary adventure
By Linda Cannon

August 23, 2009 - Book review: Graphic novel makes Macbeth easier to read
By Cari Boatright Rerat

August 16, 2009 - Book review: ‘Nightwalkers’ utilizes historic setting
By Phyllis Seesengood

August 9, 2009 - Book review: ‘Prayers for Sale’ features beautifully woven stories
By Susan Wray

August 2, 2009 - Book review: Dog trainer offers up some ‘Lessons Learned’
By Lisa Brown

July 26, 2009 - Review: Library's online resources receive upgrades
By Patty Crane

July 19, 2009 - Book review: Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ will please children and adults
By Jeana Gockley

July 12, 2009 - Book review: Regional foodways explored in new compilation
By Linda Cannon

July 5, 2009 - Book review: Zombies add new twist to old problem
By Cari Boatright Rerat

June 28, 2009 - Book review: Surprise ending caps fast-paced ‘Blue Zone’
By Phyllis Seesengood

June 21, 2009 - Book review: 'Last Lecture' should have been read sooner
By Susan Wray

June 14, 2009 - Book review: No ‘Lion’: Updated book is heartwarming tale
By Lisa Brown

June 7, 2009 -Book review: Sci-fi titles highlight young-adult offerings
By Jeana Gockley

May 31, 2009 - Review: Library upgrades NoveList access
By Patty Crane

May 24, 2009 - Book review: Self-help book surprisingly helpful
By Linda Cannon

May 17, 2009 - Book review: Nuclear fears prompt retreat into ‘Compound’
By Cari Boatright Rerat

May 10, 2009 - Book review: Readers should say hello to ‘Say Goodbye’
By Phyllis Seesengood

May 3, 2009 - Book review: ARCs offer advanced look at upcoming titles
By Susan Wray

April 26, 2009 - Book review: ‘Top Chef’ host offers sumptuous cookbook
By Lisa Brown

April 19, 2009 - Book review: ‘Graceling’ a brilliant, unforgettable story
By Jeana Gockley

April 12, 2009 - Review: Electronic sources offer reading options
By Patty Crane

April 5, 2009 - Book review: Book explains why mistakes get made
By Linda Cannon

March 29, 2009 - Book review: Witty dialogue is ‘So Money’
By Cari Boatright Rerat

March 22, 2009 - Book review: Psychological thriller hits ‘Too Close to Home’
By Phyllis Seesengood

March 15, 2009 - Book review: Youth titles are informative, or just fun
By Susan Wray

March 8, 2009 - Book review: Princess grown up in final book
By Lisa Brown

March 1, 2009 - Book review: ‘Wednesday Wars’ a flawless story
By Jeana Gockley

February 22, 2009 - Review: Resources available from home computer
By Patty Crane

February 15, 2009 - Book review: Hamilton an emotional armadillo
By Linda Cannon

February 8, 2009 - Book review: Retelling proves to be a ‘Wicked’ read
By Cari Boatright Rerat

February 1, 2009 - Book review: ‘Verdict’ offers surprise twist
By Phyllis Seesengood

January 25, 2009 - Book review: Library offers award-winning titles
By Susan Wray

January 18, 2009 - Book review: Author finds ‘Comfort’ after daughter’s death
By Lisa Brown

January 11, 2009 - Book review: Books deal with living single, weighty issues
By Jeana Gockley

January 4, 2009 - Book review: Database offers access to ‘Great Lives’ volumes
By Patty Crane

If you're interested in older reviews go to our 2008 - JPL Book Reviews, 2007 - JPL Book Reviews or go to http://www.joplinglobe.com and search their archives for "library book review".