JPL reviewers
Director Teen Librarian
Administrative Assistant
Collection Development Librarian
Reference Librarian
Childrens Librarian
Tech Services Librarian
Danya Walker, Assistant Circulation Supervisor

Jacque Gage
Director
Cari 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
Danya Walker
Assistant Circulation Supervisor

2011 Book Reviews

Below are links to book, movie and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians, Library Administrative Assistant and Senior Circulation Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2013-JPL Book Reviews, 2012-JPL Book Reviews, 2010-JPL Book Reviews, 2009-JPL Book Reviews, 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 25, 2011 - Book Review: Christmas story wraps up ‘Cedar Cove’ series
By Patty Crane

December 18, 2011 - Book Review: Columnist writes a modern-day etiquette book
By Linda Cannon

December 11, 2011 - Book Review: Stories make great tales for baby’s reading time
By Cari Rerat

December 4, 2011 - Book Review: Lawyer tackles high profile case in Connelly novel
By Phyllis Seesengood

November 27, 2011 - Book Review: Story overcomes distaste of coming-of-age tales
By Jacque Gage

November 20, 2011 - Review: Documentaries often overlooked but just as compelling
By Lisa Brown

November 13, 2011 - Book Review: Fictionalize P.T. Barnum, famous circus
By Danya Walker, her first Joplin Globe review

November 6, 2011 - Book Review: Secondary character shines in his own novel
By Jeana Gockley

October 30, 2011 - Book Review: Books compile details of infamous murders
By Patty Crane

October 23, 2011 - Book Review: Book helps you get a read on people
By Linda Cannon

October 16, 2011 - Book Review: Mystery plants you squarely in the 1940s
By Cari Rerat

October 9, 2011 - Book Review: Jance covers myriad of issues well in mystery
By Phyllis Seesengood

October 2, 2011 - Book Review: 'Unbroken' an inspiring tale of survival during WWII
By Jacque Gage

September 25, 2011 - Book Review: Women provide plenty of laughs in summer reads
By Lisa Brown

September 4, 2011 - Book Review: Murder mystery also deals with returning soldiers’ issues
By Patty Crane

August 28, 2011 - Book Review: Home-design expert tells how to utilize space
By Linda Cannon

August 21, 2011 - Book Review: Vivid characters make for compelling teen reads
By Cari Rerat

August 14, 2011 - Book Review: Sequel to legal thriller pits characters in same situation
By Phyllis Seesengood

August 7, 2011 - Book Review: Sachar makes bridge interesting for young readers
By Jeana Gockley

July 31, 2011 - Movie Review: American remake improves upon spooky Swedish original
By Mark Schuster

July 24, 2011 - Book Review: Book shares friendship between injured soldier, service dog
By Lisa Brown

July 17, 2011 - Book Review: ‘Wimpy Kid’ fans will want to dive into this series
By Jeana Gockley

July 10, 2011 - Book Review: Young adult book begins with the end, tells great story
By Patty Crane

July 3, 2011 - Book Review: Library rife with resources for storm victims
By Linda Cannon

June 26, 2011 - Book Review: Solving this murder involves solving relationships
By Phyllis Seesengood

June 12, 2011 - Book Review: Comedienne’s memories make for great light reading
By Jacque Gage

May 22, 2011 - Book Review: Retelling of fairy tales shocking, exciting
By Jeana Gockley

May 15, 2011 - Book Review: Man’s career of holding a job in each state chronicled
By Patty Crane

May 8, 2011 - Book Review: Cat expert packs new book with good information
By Linda Cannon

May 1, 2011 - Book Review: Heart-rending trilogy written really well
By Cari Boatright Rerat

April 24, 2011 - Book Review: Author packs law, politics into thriller
By Phyllis Seesengood

April 17, 2011 - Book Review: E-book features easy reading, but stops suddenly
By Jacque Gage

April 10, 2011 - Video Review: Subtle, haunting ‘Vanishing’ will creep you out
By Mark Schuster

April 3, 2011 - Book Review: Good fiction hiding in teen section
By Lisa Brown

March 27, 2011 - Book Review: Debut author pens compelling historical fiction
By Jeana Gockley

March 20, 2011 - Book Review: New resources lead to two great titles
By Patty Crane

March 13, 2011 - Book Review: Doctor’s latest book covers his own problems
By Linda Cannon

March 6, 2011 - Book Review: Booking at convention leads to discovery of great zombie story
By Cari Boatright Rerat

February 27, 2011 - Book Review: Undercover detective searches for lost love
By Phyllis Seesengood

February 20, 2011 - Book Review: Stay in Iranian prison relates to Egyptian revolution
By Jacque Gage

February 14, 2011 - Movie Review: Stars’ early works worthy of a movie night
By Mark Schuster

February 6, 2011 - Book Review: Art world portrayed beautifully by comedian
By Lisa Brown

January 30, 2011 - Book Review: Kids' book pits family in Black Panther movement
By Jeana Gockley

January 23, 2011 - Book Review: Evanovich characters speed into graphic novels
By Patty Crane

January 16, 2011 - Book Review: Book explains details of reading people
By Linda Cannon

January 9, 2011 - Book Review: Graphic novels tell compelling tales
By Cari Boatright Rerat

January 2, 2011 - Book Review: Detectives search for same girl in newest Lehane book
By Phyllis Seesengood

 

If you're interested in older reviews go to our:

2013 - JPL Book Reviews
2012 - JPL Book Reviews
2010 - JPL Book Reviews
2009 - JPL Book Reviews
2008 - JPL Book Reviews
2007 - JPL Book Reviews or go to http://www.joplinglobe.com and search their archives for "library book review".