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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 2016-JPL Book Reviews 2015-JPL Book Reviews 2013-JPL Book Reviews, 2012-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". You can follow our blog at http://jplbookreviews.wordpress.com/ for these reviews or click on the link below.

December 28, 2014 - Book Review: “The Reckoning” by Rennie Airth
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

December 21, 2014 - Book Reviews: Christmas Reads - “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson; “Visions of Sugar Plums” by Janet Evanovich; “Amish Christmas Joy” by Patricia Davids; “Christmas at Rose Hill Farm – An Amish Love Story” by Suzanne Woods Fisher; “The Christmas Cat” by Melody Carson
Reviews by Jacque Gage

November 30, 2014 - Book Review: "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd
Review by Jeana Gockley

November 23, 2014 - Book Review: "North of Boston" by Elisabeth Elo
Review by Patty Crane

November 16, 2014 - Book Review: "Not My Father’s Son" by Alan Cumming
Review by Linda Cannon

November 9, 2014 - Book Review: Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
Review by Cari Rerat

November 2, 2014 - Book Review: “The Secret Place” by Tana French
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

October 26 , 2014 - Book Review: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and other lessons from the crematory" by Caitlin Doughty
Review by Jacque Gage

October 19, 2014 - Book Review: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Review by Danya Walker

October 5, 2014 - Book Review: "Let’s Play and Learn Together" by Roni Cohen Leiderman and Wendy S. Masi
Review by Jeana Gockley

September 28, 2014 - Book Review: "The Silkworm" by Robert Galbraith
Review by Patty Crane

September 21, 2014 - Book Review: "I Said Yes to Everything" by Lee Grant
Review by Linda Cannon

September 14, 2014 - Book Review: "Red Rising" by Pierce Brown
Review by Cari Rerat

September 7, 2014 - Book Review: “Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

August 17, 2014 - Book Review: Delicious Murder- Recipe Based Mysteries
Review by Danya Walker

August 10, 2014 - Database Review: Flipster (eMagazines)
Review by Patty Crane

August 10, 2014 - Book Review: "Delicious!" by Ruth Reichl
Review by Patty Crane

August 3, 2014 - Book Review: "Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman
Review by Jeana Gockley

July 27, 2014 - Book Review: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
Review by Jacque Gage

July 20, 2014 - Book Review: The United States of Asgard Series by Tessa Gratton
Review by Cari Rerat

July 13, 2014 - Book Review: “Fear Nothing” by Lisa Gardner
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

July 6, 2014 - Book Review: "Think Like a Freak" by Levitt and Dubner
Review by Linda Cannon

June 22, 2014 - Book Review: "Good Dog", by Graham Chaffee
Review by Lisa Brown

June 22, 2014 - Book Review: "Saga, volumes 2 and 3", by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Review by Lisa Brown

June 22, 2014 - Book Review: "Hyperbole and a Half:, by Allie Brosch
Review by Lisa Brown

June 15, 2014 - Books Review: Summer Reading Is HERE! includes: “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” by Eric Litwin; “We Are in a Book” by Mo Willems; “The False Prince” by Jennifer Nielsen
Review by Jeana Gockley

June 8, 2014 - Book Review: "Through the Evil Days" by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Review by Patty Crane

June 1, 2014 - Book Review: "Deadly Outbreaks" by Alexandra Levitt
Review by Linda Cannon

May 25, 2014 - Book Reviews: Family Friendly Audiobooks for Summer Road Trips
Review by Cari Rerat

May 18, 2014 - Book Review: “Missing You” by Harlan Coben
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

May 11, 2014 - Book Review: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth
Review by Jacque Gage

May 4, 2014 - Book Reviews: "The Scientific Sherlock Holmes" by James O’Brien & "The Sherlockian" by Graham Moore
Review by Danya Walker

April 25, 2014 - Book Review: "1,000 Sauces, Dips and Dressings" by Nadia Arumugam
Review by Lisa Brown

April 25, 2014 - Book Review: "The Cheesy Vegan" by John Schlimm
Review by Lisa Brown

April 25, 2014 - Book Review: "The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" by Jeff Hertzberg, MD, and Zoe Francois
Review by Lisa Brown

April 25, 2014 - Book Review: "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays" by Ree Drummond
Review by Lisa Brown

April 25, 2014 - Book Review: "Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking" by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Review by Lisa Brown

April 13, 2014 - Book Review: "True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa" by Michael Finkel
Review by Patty Crane

April 6, 2014 - Book Review: "The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4,000 color and planting schemes"
Review by Linda Cannon

March 30, 2014 - Book Review: "Chime" by Franny Billingsley
Review by Cari Rerat

March 30, 2014 - Book Review: "Everybody Sees the Ants" by A. S. King
Review by Cari Rerat

March 23, 2014 - Book Review: “Unseen” by Karin Slaughter
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

March 16, 2014 - Book Review: "Four Perfect Pebbles and Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz"
Review by Jacque Gage

March 9, 2014 - Book Review: "A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley" by Neal Thompson
Review by Danya Walker

March 2, 2014 - Review: Blackfish
Review by Lisa Brown

Feburary 23, 2014 - Book Review: "Counting by 7s" by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Review by Jeana Gockley

February 16, 2014 - Book Reviews: "Shattered" by Dani Pettrey
Review by Patty Crane

February 9, 2014 - Book Reviews: "I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap" by M. Night Shyamalan
Review by Linda Cannon

January 26, 2014 - Book Reviews:“Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune” by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Review by Phyllis Seesengood

January 19, 2014 - Book Reviews: “Code Name Verity” and “Rose Under Fire” by Elizabeth Wein
Review by Jacque Gage

January 5, 2014 - Book Review: "Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook" by the Editors of Vegetarian Times
Review by Lisa Brown

January 5, 2014 - Book Review: "Vegan Planet" by Robin Robertson
Review by Lisa Brown

January 5, 2014 - Book Review: "The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook" by Robin Robertson
Review by Lisa Brown

January 5, 2014 - Book Review: "Moosewood Restaurant Favorites" by the Moosewood Collective
Review by Lisa Brown

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

2016-JPL Book Reviews 2015-JPL Book Reviews 2013 - JPL Book Reviews
2012 - 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".