Category Archives: LISTS

Humans love lists. This category is for anything in bulleted list form: books, movies, music, resources – you name it.

20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 1: History.

Here at the library, we’re often asked by old timers and newcomers alike, “What are must read books for people living in Seattle?” While others have offered intriguing suggestions, librarians aren’t really big on shoulds and musts, knowing how readers have … Continue reading

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David Bowie’s Favorite Books, at your library.

Music legend, movie star, icon, iconoclast, and yes – reader. As part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s 2013 exhibit “David Bowie Is,” Bowie shared an eclectic list of 100 favorite books. Here they are, in reverse chronological order, linked … Continue reading

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Top 10 Fight Scenes in Film

~posted by Di Z. Martial arts have been in film for almost as long as major motion pictures have existed. First appearing in Shanghai in the 1920s, martial arts flicks have become a major genre in film with worldwide stars … Continue reading

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Top 10 Winter Reads

~posted by Andrea G. During the dark days of winter, few things are as classically cozy as curling up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. If you want to reinforce that winter-y feeling, try reading one … Continue reading

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Top 10 Families More Dysfunctional Than Yours (Probably)

~posted by Andrea G. The extended holiday season, from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah and Christmas to the end of Kwanzaa and into the New Year, is often a time full of family – and the unique frustrations that family can bring. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Novels of 2015

…according to Seattle Public Library’s Reader Services department As Reader Services Librarians, we spend our days at the Central Library talking to people and suggesting books we think they might enjoy. Of course, we’re readers too. With the end of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

-posted by Amanda H. In 2015 I made it a priority to read more science fiction and more books by female authors. As you may have guessed, the overlap between the two is woefully small (but growing!). For my Top … Continue reading

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