Suggested Reading December 24, 2018

Hi everyone, this is our second week of offering recommended titles selected from the New York Times 100 Most Notable Books of 2018 article.

As you’ll recall last week we focused on fiction eBooks, this week our notable titles are all fiction print books.

And for next week, the week that starts December 21, we’ll offer notable non-fiction titles as both eBooks and print books.

And on a holiday hours note, the library is closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1.

The library will be regular hours all other days.

And regular library hours are:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

And now on to the selections from the New York Times most notable FICTION for 2018 IN THE PRINT BOOK FORMAT:

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request, check out or know more about!)

Brown: Poems by Kevin Young:


Eternal Life: A Novel by Dara Horn:


Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer:


Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi:


The Friend by Sigrid Nunez:


Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai:


House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea:


Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar:


In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist:


Kites by Gary Romain:


Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart:


The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories by Denis Johnson:


Last Stories by William Trevor:


Macbeth by Jo Nesbo:


Mars Room: A Novel by Rachel Rushner:


Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors:


The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa:


The Odyssey by Homer, Translated by Emily Wilson:


Only To Sleep: A Philip Marlow Novel:


The Overstory by Richard Powers:


The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat:


The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani:


A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole:


Property: Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver:


The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst:


There There by Tommy Orange:


Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith:


Warlight by Michael Ondaatje:


Washington Black by Esi Edugyan:


The Witch Elm by Tana French:


Your Duck Is My Duck by Deborah Eisenberg:

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL


100 Notable Books of 2018. New York Times. Online. Accessed December 17, 2018.

Online Catalog Links:


The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Freegal Music Service

This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day:


Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available.

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Libby, Freegal or RBDigital app from your app store to get started.

If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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