Literary Links

This column, compiled by library staff, appears monthly in the Ovation section of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Each article contains a short list of books on a timely topic.


June One Read Finalists 2024
May Summer Reading 2024
April Journaling Your Journey
March The Year Is Yours
February Making Peace With Diagnosis
January The Science of Music and Sound


December Time Travel
November Artificial Intelligence
October The Truth Is Out There
September Windows and Mirrors
August One Read Author Margaret Verble
July How to Survive Seven Very Specific Calamities
June One Read Final Ten
May Summer Reading 2023
April Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
March Nurturing Your Relationships
February Inventors and Inventions
January Birds, Birds, Birbs!


December Myths Retold
November Giving Thanks for Native American Heritage Month
October All About the Brain
September All Work, No Play
August One Read‘s “The Big Door Prize” and Human Fulfillment
July The Joy of Being Read To
June One Read 2022 Finalists
May Summer Reading 2022
April Climate Lit
March Identity
February Black Activists and Activism
January The Art of Saving Lives


December Pearl Harbor
November Food History
October Urban Planning
September Unconventional Horror
August One Read’s “Furious Hours” and the True Crime Renaissance
July Words, Words, Words
June One Read Finalists 2021
May Summer Reading 2021
April True Crime Reads
March Women, Medicine and Health
February Pets and Veterinarians
January Long Reads


December The Lost Art of Letter Writing
November Our Many Homes
October The Atomic Shadow
September Puzzles and Games
August One Read 2020
July All Human Things Are a Circle
June One Read Final 10
May Our Favorite Audiobooks
April Resilience
March Marking 100 Years of Votes for Women
February Terrific Teens
January Troublesome Types


December A Brief History of Human Flight
November The Legacy of Ice
October Bestsellers Through the Decades: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of DBRL
September Upping Your Book Club Game
August “Nomadland”
July First Love
June One Read Finalists
May Summer Reading
April Welcome to the Anthropocene
March Activism in Women’s History
February All That’s Jazz
January List Mania


December An Age of Injustice
November Global Politics in the 21st Century
October Critical Thinking and Decision-Making
September The Supreme Court
August One Read: “Killers of the Flower Moon”
July The Armchair Adventure
June One Read Finalists
May Summer Reading 2018
April Financial Literacy
March Orphans and Orphan Trains
February The Spanish Flu of 1918
January Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement


December Our Technological Future
November Veterans Day
October Spooky Reads
September Great First Lines
August One Read 2017
July O Canada!
June One Read Finalists 2017
May Build a Better World
April Coffee Table Books
March Women’s History in the Work World
February Retirement
January Visiting Mars


December Satire
November Heartwarming Reads
October Our White House
September Art
August Aging Parents
July National Parks
June One Read Finalists
May Summer Reading
April A Journey Into Dance
March End of Life
February Midlife Crisis
January Debut Novels