Author Spotlight: Anne Youngson (1/26/21)

Anne Youngson took the library world by storm with her heartwarming debut novel MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM. Now she is back with a raw, real, and fun adventure through the canals of England, as three women find their way on a new path. THE NARROWBOAT SUMMER “English novelist Youngson (MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM, […]

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YA Spotlight (1/25/21)

Today we are celebrating two YA fantasies with an action-packed tale about a girl fighting her way to the top of the criminal ranks, and a dangerous and addictive story in a jungle. SHADOW CITY by Francesca Flores “An assassin’s rise to power brings new responsibilities…A gripping, action-packed sequel.”–Kirkus Reviews WRITTEN IN STARLIGHT by Isabel […]

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Series Spotlight: Copenhagen Trilogy (1/21/21)

Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen concludes her autobiographical Copenhagen Trilogy with a dark and honest account of addiction. The Copenhagen Trilogy is a masterful portrait of Ditlevsen’s journey through love, friendship, and ambition, and now, DEPENDENCY reveals her way out of addiction. THE COPENHAGEN TRILOGY “Memoir as confession—a powerful, psychologically astute work of self-examination and remembrance.”–Kirkus […]

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Thriller Thursday: Crime Spotlight (1/21/21)

A riveting Western adventure + a rural noir about small-town secrets and the aftershock of crime + an up-and-coming L.A. detective and a murder case = this #thrillerThursday. OUTLAWED by Anna North A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next pick! “North’s knockout latest (after THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK) chronicles the travails of […]

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Historical Romance (1/20/21)

Today we’re taking a romantic jump back in time with a sweeping, action-filled novel about love in a time of war + an evocative and atmospheric story set in 1900s Bombay. THE CITY OF TEARS by Kate Mosse “Fans of Mosse will delight in the next saga in this series, while aficionados of historical fiction […]

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Author Spotlight: André Aciman (1/19/21)

New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME André Aciman is known for his poignant and beautiful writing, from his short stories and memoir to his romances. Now he brings us a new collection of essays with a deep reflection on the mind’s power to shape memories and about what might have […]

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2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Check out these stellar titles included in YALSA’s 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults list! FABLE by Adrienne YoungGIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa BashardoustLOBIZONA by Romina GarberTWEET CUTE by Emma LordTHE HENNA WARS by Adiba JaigirdarTHE LIFE AND MEDIEVAL TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY by Jamie Pacton The purpose of this annual list is to provide […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Books About Thinking (1/14/21)

This nonfiction round-up will make you think with an essential and easy-to-follow guide on becoming your own best advocate and a groundbreaking look at the biology and history of the brain. BETTING ON YOU: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career by Laurie Ruettimann “Irreverent, funny, direct. As a former […]

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Memoir Spotlight (1/13/21)

Take a dive into memoirs with the story of three military brothers, an exploration of some of the country’s oldest wounds, a personal search into the ups and downs of youth sports, and an irreverent account about living a big and authentic life. THREE WISE MEN: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, and How Their […]

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Author Spotlight: Sarah J. Maas (1/12/21)

Sarah J. Maas has taken the fantasy world by storm with her irresistible and propulsive Throne of Glass series, Crescent City series, and Court of Thorns of Roses series. After the finale of the original Court of Thorns and Roses quartet, the journey turns to a new protagonist to continue this dazzling world with even […]

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