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Staff Picks 2015: Part 2

It's time for Part 2 of the second annual Staff Picks series, and this week it's my turn to share my picks from the past year.  All of my selected picks for books and one of my selected movies have been reviewed previously on the blog, so you can click those links to find full reviews of those titles!  Oh, and why don't you leave me a comment about your 'best of' picks from the last year.

Books

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry; at the time of the review post for this book I'd already read this one a couple or three times.  I've since read it again and bought a copy for my cousin's newborn baby because that's how much I love this book.  I don't care that it's a picture book for young children.  I. Love. This. Book.

Longbourne by Jo Baker; this list wouldn't be complete without British period drama and Pride and Prejudice, okay, so deal with it.  I loved this new perspective on the events of Pride and Prejudice told from the point of view of the servants at the Bennets' home at Longbourne.

The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James; this list also wouldn't be complete without a title by St. James on it because English period drama supernatural/ghost story!  Two of St. James's titles made my picks for last year and the link for this review contains links to the previously reviewed titles.  I can't recommend St. James's novels enough.

Movies/Mini-series

Sons of Liberty (mini-series); this mini-series is a highly fictionalized telling of the years leading up to the American colonies' declaration of independence from Great Britain.  The star is the rebel, Samuel Adams, who enjoys sticking it to the British. [The link goes to the review for the first episode of the series; navigate to reviews for the last two episodes in the reviews Archive on the right side of the page!)

About Last Night; a re-make of an older movie by the same title, this comedy is the hilarious tale of two couples who meet and struggle to make their relationships work.

What I'm looking forward to in 2016:

The next Simone St. James release in the spring, and the release on DVD of Midwinter of the Spirit, a British supernatural drama (surprise, surprise!).


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