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Best Books of 2014

One of the great things about the end of the year is the “best of” lists. There’s no shortage of opinions on the best books of the year, and the lists are great for reading recommendations and gift ideas! Here are a few lists of the best books of 2014:

British TV: It's a Mystery to Me!

At one quarter English, it's barely enough to claim as part of my heritage. Not surprisingly, much of British culture and life is a mystery to me. My friends and colleagues, however, tell me that mysteries are what they do best. Alas, they were referring to British mystery TV series. OK, let's take a look!

In the Stacks

In the Stacks —  formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist —  is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!

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