Episode 99: Best of 2018

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In this episode, we look back over a year of movies, television, music, experiences, and books. We did the same for 2017 in Episode 77, 2016 in Episode 53, and 2015 in Episode 27.

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Movies
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Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
Ocean’s 8
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Love, Simon
Insidious: The Last Key
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A Simple Favor
The Meg (Episode 94)
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Looking forward to: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Autostraddle review), The Favourite, The Wife, Mary Queen of Scots, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mary Poppins Returns

Television
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Killing Eve
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
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One Day at at Time (Season 2)
The Good Place (Episode 85)
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FBI
Black Lightning
A Very English Scandal
Doctor Who
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Jesus Christ Superstar Live
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Looking forward to: Pose, Insecure, Vida, Howards End, Killing Eve, The Good Place, One Day at at Time, Trinkets

Music
Party for One” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande
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Pynk” by Janelle Monae
The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic
Crazy Rich Asians motion picture soundtrack
Looking forward to: “Fake Love” by BTS, “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae, “Curious” by Hayley Kiyoko, “I Like It” by Cardi B, “Love It If We Made It” by The 1975, Golden Hour (album) by Kacey Musgraves, MitskiChristine and the QueensboygeniusCarly Rae Jepsen

Experiences
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Hamilton (and other live performances)
Royal Weddings
Seattle
Walker’s Shortbread

Books
#libfaves18
Broken Ice by Matt Goldman
Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? by Kelly Jones
My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum
Looking forward to: The Shallows by Matt Goldman
Thundercluck by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer
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The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
The Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao
Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis
The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
The Neighbor by Gerri Hill
Intercepted by Alexa Martin
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Treason of Hawks by Lila Bowen
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Looking forward to: The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, Jade War by Fonda Lee, The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker, A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian, The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty, The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey, Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Book Riot: 51 New Romance Novels Scheduled for 2019

Musical Obsessions
Anna: Spotify 2018 playlist, “Whistle” by Flo Rida
Alene: “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Obsessions
Anna: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Alene: Inclusivity

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Episode 88: Spring 2018 Book Buzz Part I

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We’re bringing you our top picks for the fall and early 2019 for you and your library patrons, based on our trips to recent conferences. This is part one of a two-part episode, featuring titles from WW Norton, Simon & Schuster, New York Review Books, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Workman, Macmillan, and Bloomsbury!

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Library Journal: Exploring a Rapidly Expanding Podcast Universe

Norton
Ordinary People by Diana Evans (Liveright, September 2018)
How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary Beard (Liveright, September 2018)
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood (December 2018)
Joy Enough: A Memoir by Sarah McColl (Liveright, January 2019)
After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet by Julie Dobrow (October 2018)

Simon & Schuster
The Library Book by Susan Orlean (October 2018)
A Dream Called Home: A Memoir by Reyna Grande (Atria, October 2018)
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Trail of Lightning 
(Book #1 of The Sixth World) by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga Press, June 2018)
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Atria, October 2018)
An Easy Death (Book #1 of Gunnie Rose) by Charlaine Harris (Saga Press, October 2018)
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrera (Gallery Books, September 2018)
Gender: Your Guide by Lee Airton (Adams Media, October 2018)
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander  Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo (Gallery Books, September 2018)
Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones (Gallery Books, December 2018)

New York Review Books
Ivory Pearl by Jean-Patrick Manchette (NYRB Classics, May 2018)

HarperCollins
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, October 2018)
Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards Book I) by Sarah MacLean (Avon, June 2018)
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If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim (William Morrow, August 2018)
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken (Ecco Press, February 2019)
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough (William Morrow, September 2018)
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy (William Morrow, October 2018)
Family Trust by Kathy Wang (William Morrow, October 2018)
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, September 2018)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (September 2018)
The Adventures of Barry & Joe by Adam Reid (February 2019)

Harlequin
Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Park Row, October 2018)
The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen (Graydon House, October 2018)
I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller (Hanover Square Press, October 2018)
The Secret Language of Cats by Susanne Schotz (Hanover Square Press, November 2018)

Workman
Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr (Algonquin, September 2018)
Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper by Corrie Beth Hogg, photos by Christine Han (Timber Press, September 2018)
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (Algonquin, November 2018)
The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro (October 2018)
1,000 Books To Read Before You Die by James Mustich (October 2018)

Macmillan
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Trust Me 
by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge, August 2018)
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel & Friends, October 2018)
The Stars Now Unclaimed (The Universe After Volume 1) by Drew Williams (Tor Books, August 2018)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books, February 2019)
The Dead Ringer (Agatha Raisin Mysteries Volume 29) by M. C. Beaton (Minotaur Books, October 2018)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore with Veronica Chambers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2018)
The Atlanta Voice: In the City of South Fulton’s justice system, black women hold all the reins
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter (Henry Holt, October 2018)
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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London 
by Christopher Skaife (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2018)
Twitter: @ravenmaster1
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones (Minotaur Books, August 2018)

Bloomsbury
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (September 2018)
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The Priory of the Orange Tree
 by Samantha Shannon (February 2019)
The Girl King by Mimi Yu (Bloombsury YA, January 2019)
A Shot in the Dark (A Constable Twitten Mystery) by Lynne Truss (November 2018)

Musical Obsessions
Float On” by Modest Mouse
Forbes Library Staff Spotify Playlists

Obsession
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Killing Eve