Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tweeting Your Top Ten Titles for 2016

TwitterEvery December for the last few years, over a ten day period, librarians tweet about their favorite Top Ten books of the year using a specific hashtag. This allows for tracking and compiling the titles to produce a final Top Ten list.

This year #libfaves16 started Monday, December 12 and will run for ten days until Wednesday, December 21; a final Top Ten list will be posted shortly after the 21st. Librarians everywhere are invited to tweet about their top reads of the year, counting down from #10 and ending with their all-time #1 favorite for 2016. The rules are simple: 
  • Use the #libfaves16 hashtag
  • Titles must have been published in 2016
  • Post one title a day
  • Type the title in ALL CAPS
  • Include the author
I was curious to rediscover what titles I had tweeted about in the past so went and found my December 10, 2014 blog post - RA Tip: FAVORITE READS FOR 2014! Sadly, I neglected to compile my top ten titles for #libfaves15 but I have been participating this time and my first five #libfaves16 tweets are listed below:

#libfaves16 No 10 - BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON by Julia Quinn, read by Rosalyn Landor
: historical, witty & thoroughly romantic

#libfaves16 No 9 - SHADOWED SOULS ed by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L Hughes: 11 thrilling supernatural tales by urban fantasy authors 

#libfaves16 No 8 - Paulette Jiles’ NEWS OF THE WORLD read by Grover Gardner: lyrical Western, former soldier & 10-yr old Kiowa captive girl 

#libfaves16 No 7 – SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel: jaw-dropping ‘are we alone in the Universe’ speculation, 1st in Themis Files series

#libfaves16 No 6 - MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout, read by Kimberly Farr: pull up a comfy chair & listen as Lucy tells her story

I will blog about 5 through 1 in a few days in another post.

FYI, on Saturday, 12/17/2016 I was privileged to participate in helping tally the results for #libfaves16. I had a great time monitoring the hashtag throughout the day and recording the titles! :-)

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