Thriller Thursday (4/15/21)

Get ready for thrills and chills this Thursday as we bring you an exploration of the truth and lies behind one family and their past + a part-time bookstore owner/part-time private investigator on the hunt for justice. THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by D.J. Palmer “A tenacious, loving mother fights to prove her daughter is innocent of […]

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Strong Female Characters (4/14/21)

Today we’re spotlighting strong female characters with the coming-of-age of a young painter, a family and its matriarch negotiating sharing a home, an epic story of a queen who was all but forgotten, and the conclusion to a trilogy about fierce women in the 19th century American West. PAINTING TIME by Maylis de Kerangal 2 […]

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Author Spotlight: Jenny Lawson (4/13/21)

With two LibraryReads picks and a #1 New York Times bestseller, Jenny Lawson has a knack for bringing her signature humor into discussions surrounding mental health. Her latest collection of stories dives even deeper into her journey of physical and mental health. BROKEN (in the best possible way) A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next […]

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Day’s YA: COOL FOR THE SUMMER

“Witty, wise, and disarmingly tender. I am hopelessly devoted to this summer dream of a book.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA COOL FOR THE SUMMER by Dahlia Adler9781250765826Available May 11, 2021 from Wednesday BooksAges 14 – 18E-galley on Edelweiss and NetGalley Lara is starting her senior […]

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Animal and Nature Spotlight (4/7/21)

Today we look at animals, nature, and the world with a dark and speculative thriller about endangered species and eco-conspiracies + a deeply researched exploration of a world remade after human intervention. HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER by Jeff VanderMeer 3 starred reviews! “The prolific VanderMeer moves from fantasy into noir territory with this version of an eco-thriller…A […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/31/21)

A practical framework to create more fair workplaces + make doing laundry less chore and more fun = this nonfiction round-up. JUST WORK: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair by Kim Scott “Urgent and actionable, this passionate manifesto will be a welcome addition to any leader’s desk.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review LAUNDRY LOVE: Finding Joy in […]

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Matchmaking with Mac Lib Booklist Webinar Recap (3/26/21)

In case you missed the matchmaking fun, or want a refresher of all the amazing recommendations from today’s Booklist webinar, check out all the titles we presented here and the archived presentation here. ADULT THE SECRET BRIDESMAID by Katy Birchall | 5/4/2021 | 9781250795793ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston | 6/1/2021 | 9781250244499THE DATING DARE […]

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Thriller Thursday: Historical Mysteries (3/25/21)

This week’s thrillers take us back in time to 1927 Ohio with a sheriff on a case of tainted moonshine and to a murder in early 1900s Florence. THE STILLS by Jess Montgomery “Montgomery continues her saga of strong Ohio women facing daunting obstacles…A beautifully written, finely crafted, character-based mystery that uses historical detail to […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Health Spotlight (3/24/21)

This nonfiction round-up spotlights works on health and life with a diagnosis of the flaws in the healthcare system, an incisive account of the Right to Die movement, and the biggest questions of life and death. THE HOSPITAL: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander 3 starred reviews! “Alexander’s scorching […]

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Books on Entertainment (3/23/21)

Today we are spotlighting books on entertainment with a history of an Oscar-winning film, the riveting story of the postwar American spirit in Major League Baseball, and a history of 1980s rock from musicians and industry insiders. SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel 4 […]

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