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

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, 2011-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".

December 30, 2012 - Book Review: "Creole Belle" by James Lee Burke
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

December 23, 2012 - DVD Review: Steadfast: A Documentary
Review by Jacque Gage

December 16, 2012 - Books Review: Books As Gifts
Review By Danya Walker

December 9, 2012 - Book Review: "Wallace" by Jim Gorant
Review By Lisa Brown

December 2, 2012 - Books Review: Bizzy Bear series by Benji Davies
Review By Jeana Gockley

November 25, 2012 - Books Review: "So Damn Lucky" by Deborah Coonts; "Murder, with Peacocks" by Donna Andrews
Review by Patty Crane

November 18, 2012 - Book Review: "An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World" by Bethanne Patrick
Review by Linda Cannon

November 11, 2012 - Book Review: 21st Century Dead by Various Authors
Review By Lisa Brown

November 11, 2012 - Book Review: "Devil’s Wake" by Stephen Barnes and Tananarive Due
Review By Lisa Brown

November 11, 2012 - Book Review: "The Walking Dead: the Road to Woodbury", by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Review By Lisa Brown

November 4, 2012 - Book Review: "Son" by Lois Lowry
Review by Jacque Gage

October 28, 2012 - Book Review: “Believing the Lie” by Elizabeth George
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

October 21, 2012 - Book Reviews: "It" by Stephen King, "Where the Children Are" by Mary Higgins Clark, and "Seance for a Vampire" by Fred Saberhagen
Review By Danya Walker

October 14, 2012 - Book Review: "Hold Me Closer, Necromancer" by Lish McBride
Review by Cari Rerat

October 7, 2012 - Book Reviews: The Giver – Gathering Blue – Messenger by Lois Lowry
Review by Jacque Gage

September 30, 2012 - Book Review: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
Review by Patty Crane

September 23, 2012 - Book Review: "The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making" by Alana Chernila
Review by Linda Cannon

September 16, 2012 - Book Review: "Rotters" by Daniel Kraus
Review by Cari Rerat

September 9, 2012 - Book Review: “Broken Harbor” by Tana French
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

September 2, 2012 - Book Review: "Matched" by Ally Condie
Review By Jeana Gockley

September 2, 2012 - Book Review: "How to Save a Life" by Sara Zarr
Review By Jeana Gockley

August 26, 2012 - Book Review: "White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America" by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh
Review By Danya Walker

August 19, 2012 - Book Review: "Star Crossed" by Elizabeth Bunce
Review by Cari Rerat

August 12, 2012 - Book Reviews: Children’s Picture Books 2012
Review By Jeana Gockley

August 5, 2012 - Book Reviews: "Night Watch" by Linda Fairstein, "The Bricklayer" by Noah Boyd
Review by Patty Crane

July 29, 2012 - Book Review: "Almost Perfect" by Brian Katcher
Review by Cari Rerat

July 22, 2012 - Book Reviews: "The Ultimate Guide to Dogs, The Ultimate Guide to Cats, Cat Calls" by David Alderton
Review by Linda Cannon

July 15, 2012 - Book Review: “The Accident” by Linwood Barclay
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

July 8, 2012 - Book Reviews: "Heroes for My Son" — "Heroes for My Daughter" by Brad Meltzer
Review by Jacque Gage

June 24, 2012 - Book Review: “Married with Zombies”,”Flip This Zombie”, “Eat Slay Love” by Jesse Petersen
Review By Danya Walker

June 17, 2012 - Book Review: "A Curse Dark as Gold" by Elizabeth Bunce
Review by Cari Rerat

June 10, 2012 - Book Review: "Guilt by Degrees" by Marcia Clark
Review by Patty Crane

June 3, 2012 - Book Review: "The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner" by Sandra Newman
Review by Linda Cannon

May 27, 2012 - Book Review: "Peas and Thank You: Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love" by Sarah Matheny
Review By Jeana Gockley

May 20, 2012 - Book Review: “Force of Nature” by C.J. Box
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

May 13, 2012 - Book Review:“Animals and the Kids Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing, and Compassion” by Allen and Linda Anderson
Review by Jacque Gage

May 6, 2012 - Book Reviews: Oscar Wilde & a Death of No Importance/Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder by Gyles Brandreth
Review By Danya Walker

April 29, 2012 - Book Reviews: “Meals in Minutes” by Jamie Oliver
Review By Lisa Brown

April 29, 2012 - Book Reviews: “Weeknights with Giada” by Giada de Laurentiis
Review By Lisa Brown

April 29, 2012 - Book Reviews: “Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites from Dim Sum to Kung Pao” by Bee Linn Low
Review By Lisa Brown

April 22, 2012 - Book Reviews: "Revolution" by Jennifer Donnelly
Review By Jeana Gockley

April 15, 2012 - Book Review: Broken Vow Mystery series by Lisa Bork
Review by Patty Crane

April 8, 2012 - Book Review: "Robertson’s Book of Firsts: Who Did What the First Time" by Patrick Robertson
Review by Linda Cannon

April 1, 2012 - Book Review: "The Scorch Trials" by James Dashner
Review By Jeana Gockley

April 1, 2012 - Book Review: "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver
Review By Jeana Gockley

March 25, 2012 - Book Reviews: "The Drop" by Michael Connelly
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

March 18, 2012 - Book Reviews: "Sarah’s Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay
Review by Jacque Gage

March 11, 2012 - Book Reviews: “The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor” by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga; “Dead of Night” by Jonathan Maberry; “Zombie High Yearbook ‘64” by Jeff Busch
Review By Lisa Brown

March 4, 2012 - Book Reviews: “Soulless” “Changeless” Blameless” “Heartless” by Gail Carriger
Review By Danya Walker

February 26, 2012 - Book Review: "Unwind" by Neal Shusterman
Review by Cari Rerat

February 19, 2012 - Book Review: “A Dark and Lonely Place” by Edna Buchanan
Review by Patty Crane

February 12, 2012 - Book Review: "Serious eats: a comprehensive guide to making and eating delicious food wherever you are" by Serious Eats
Review by Linda Cannon

February 5, 2012 - Book Review: "Laddertop by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card (with help from Zina Margaret Card), Art" by Honoel A. Ibardolaza
Review by Cari Rerat

February 5, 2012 - Book Review: "Skull Kickers: 1000 Opas and a Dead Body by Jim Zub, Illustrated by Edwin Huang, and Color" by Misty Coats
Review by Cari Rerat

January 29, 2012 - Book Review: “The Affair” by Lee Child
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

January 22, 2012 - Book Review: “Unlikely Friendships” by Jennifer S. Holland
Review by Jacque Gage

January 15, 2012 - Book Review: “Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman” by Elizabeth Abbott
Review By Danya Walker

January 8, 2012 - Book Review: “Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die” by John Katz
Review By Lisa Brown

January 1, 2012 - Book Review: “Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen
Review By Jeana Gockley

January 1, 2012 - Book Review: “Countdown” by Deborah Wiles
Review By Jeana Gockley

 

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

2013 - JPL Book Reviews
2011 - 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".