One of the most fun things about my job is getting to embrace my inner book reviewer for our Random Revelations newsletter. My most recent staff pick, The Invisible Mountain, appealed to me especially because it is right up my alley. I have loved books steeped in rich oral tradition and Latin American culture since first reading Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits in high school. To this day, it is still my all-time favorite book. Of course, then came Gabriel Garcia Marquez and any time I see something in a similar “magical realism” vein, I jump on it.

Be sure to check out our Library Marketing Team’s Staff Picks if you haven’t already and as a special bonus, I will send my ARC of Invisible Mountain to one lucky commentor who answers this question:

What is your all-time favorite book?

Happy Friday!


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Category: MusingsReviewsStaff Picks


  • My all time favorite book is Possession, by A.S. Byatt.

  • …just one? How cruel!

    Right this instant, my answer is Mondlaub by Tanja Kinkel.

  • Oh, there are so many…but the first one that comes to mind is The Hours by Michael Cunningham.

  • I would say it’s a tie between POSSESSION by AS Byatt (me too, Marie!) and A ROOM WITH A VIEW by EM Forster.

  • My all time favorite (at least for today!) is JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL by Susanna Clarke 🙂
    katie m.

  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. I felt a lot like Meg when I was in high school.

    I’m on my second copy; the covers finally fell off the first paperback. (Actually, I think I have two copies now, since I found a used one with the same cover my original had.)

  • one is a tough pick. one hundred years of solitude is my favorite (but walden is a close tie)

  • I wanted to let you know I got my ARC – thank you!!!!!!
    It is on my vast TBR pile … but very close to the front 🙂

    katie m.

  • My all time favorite book is Marcovaldo by Italo Calvino.

  • Just finished this book that you sent me and I loved it!!! I’ll be posting a review on my blog in the next few days! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to read it.

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