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Coups de coeur 2018 de la BPO

08/01/2019

Lire un palmarès de 2018 est une façon amusante de se remémorer l’année qui vient de s’achever.

 

Les membres de la communauté de pratique des services d’aide aux lecteurs y ont chacun ajouté deux coups de cœur parmi les titres que nous avons lus, écoutés ou regardés en 2018. Nos goûts couvrent un vaste éventail, allant de la biographie d’un artiste célèbre à un mystère cubain romantique, en passant par une bande dessinée, des nouvelles et plus. Nous espérons que l’un d’eux figurera dans votre palmarès de 2019!

Meilleurs vœux et bonne lecture pour l’année à venir de la part de la communauté de pratique des services d’aide aux lecteurs.

 

 

Reader's Advisory Community of Practice 2018 Favourites / Choix de la communauté de pratique des services d'aide aux lecteurs 2018 by OttawaReads

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  • Image: Death Comes in Through the Kitchen
    When Matt (a journalist from San Diego) arrives in Havana to marry his fiance Yarmila, she is nowhere to be found. He heads to her home and discovers her body in the bathtub-- and as a result, becomes the main suspect in her murder. It's a race against time as Matt searches to find the truth, and the more he uncovers, the more he realizes he hardly knew Yarmila at all... This story has it all, romance, murder, and Cuban recipes!
  • Image: Do This for Me

    Do This for Me

    A Novel
    By Kennedy, Eliza
    A smart, funny look into the life of a woman who has it all, until a bombshell is dropped that changes everything. All of a sudden Raney (wife, mother, lawyer) loses it and spirals into a fit of rage that threatens to ruin it all. Nothing is off limits as Raney starts to ask herself some difficult questions, and seeks to find her new normal...
  • Image: Leonardo Da Vinci
    Take your time with this beautiful book. What an extraordinary man who lived a remarkable life.
  • Image: The Word Is Murder

    The Word Is Murder

    A Novel
    By Horowitz, Anthony
    From the creator of Foyle's War and Midsummer Murders comes this English murder mystery that seamlessly blends fiction with nonfiction. An interesting way to tell a traditional who done it. I think that Agatha Christie and P.D. James would approve.
  • Image: Late Breaking

    Late Breaking

    Stories
    By Miller, K. D.
    Both of my picks this year are short stories, which is actually not a genre I read a lot of, but these two titles were both outstanding. Miller’s book was named on both the Globe & Mail and Quill & Quire’s best books lists this year. Each story in this collection of linked tales is inspired by a particular painting by Alex Colville. The stories are jewels in themselves, deeply compassionate portraits of the inner lives of a wide variety of characters, from the young to the very old. Threads of heartbreak, guilt, courage, redemption and love – all kinds of love - are woven throughout, giving the collection a kind of cohesive sense of meaning – not a bad way to end 2018.
  • Image: Something for Everyone
    I hilariously (in retrospect) found myself quietly weeping at Britannia Beach in July reading a story in this collection about Santa Claus.. If that doesn’t get you interested in this title, I’m not sure what will. Her work is infused with empathy and a social conscience, and an interest in a wide variety of characters The Toronto Star said it well in their review of this collection: “Moore’s great gift is her ability to make common the uncommon and extraordinary the mundane. Something as simple as two old flames bumping into one another at the grocery store, as happens in “Lovers With the Intensity I’m Talking About,” opens up into not just a reappraisal of the affair itself but the re-examination of a lifetime of choices made.”
  • Image: Débâcle
    Dans ce récit troublant, Eva, une ado, devient bourreau malgré elle des autres filles du village afin de conserver sa place auprès de ses amis de toujours, Pim et Laurens. Les adultes irresponsables et désabusés de ce roman vous rendront franchement inconfortables, et les jeunes en manque chronique d’amour qui sont le centre du récit passeront au travers de drames innommables qui vous hanteront longtemps après avoir terminé le livre.
  • Image: Conversations avec un enfant curieux
    Absolument charmant ce petit livre, dans lequel Michel Tremblay nous invite dans l’appartement de son enfance sur le Plateau Mont-Royal des années ’50 et nous rend témoins d'échanges cocasses entre lui (petit futé) et les nombreux membres de sa famille qu’il aime exaspérer. C'est court, c'est drôle, et c’est une belle démonstration de l’adage ‘’La vérité sort de la bouche des enfants’’!
  • Image: The Hunting Accident

    The Hunting Accident

    A True Story of Crime and Poetry
    By Carlson, David L.
    A thrilling story with beautiful artwork, this book mixes suspense, biography, social commentary and literary criticism. The intricate drawings, in a style reminiscent of Edward Gorey’s technique, will keep readers glued to the pages as they drink in the details. It’s a graphic novel for people who don’t like graphic novels.
  • Image: Petit pays

    Petit pays

    roman
    By Faye, Gaël
    Ce roman suit le jeune Gabriel pendant son enfance au Burundi, un pays africain qui partage une frontière avec le Rwanda. En 1992 Gabriel aura 10 ans. Malgré sa volonté de rester enfant, il devra choisir son camp dans les conflits intercommunautaires. Un livre touchant qui donne une perspective personnelle sur des évènements constituant un problème géopolitique abstrait.