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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YA Round-Up (1/12/21)

This YA round-up spotlights a novel of romance and sisterhood with a dash of awkwardness, the highly anticipated return to Alice Proserpine’s mesmerizing world, a gorgeously illustrated collection of stories journeying into the Hinterland, and a heartbreaking story of impossible love. YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick and a YA […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/7/21)

This thriller Thursday we’re featuring a modern twist on Jane Eyre with some Southern charm, the next mystery in the heart-pounding Ellery Hathaway series, and a historical mystery inspired by a real-life murder. THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins A LibraryReads pick! “In her adult debut, YA author Hawkins (ROYALS, 2018) twists together the suspense […]

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Debut Spotlight (1/6/21)

This debut spotlight revolves around stories of friendship, featuring a gripping fateful night that will follow four friends for the rest of their lives, a timely novel about estranged childhood friends, and a tale of family bonds and abnormal friendships. BEFORE THE RUINS by Victoria Gosling “British author Gosling’s stellar debut focuses on four childhood […]

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Author Spotlight: James Comey (1/5/21)

James Comey served as the seventh Director of the FBI until May 2017, and his first book, A HIGHER LOYALTY, shared his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career. Now in his latest work, Comey uses his career in federal law enforcement to explore the US justice system. SAVING JUSTICE: Truth, […]

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Women 2020 (12/22/20)

For our last Women 2020 spotlight, we’re celebrating a courtroom thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat and an Alaskan mystery that will chill your bones. TAKE IT BACK by Kia Abdullah 2 starred reviews and a LibraryReads pick! “In the courtroom, shifting testimony and constant new revelations reveal the humanity—good […]

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Thriller Thursday (12/17/20)

This thriller Thursday features a mysterious bioweapon whose victims develop a deadly touch, a dead body discovered the morning after Halloween, and an electrifying story of crime told through all the voices involved. RED HANDS by Christopher Golden “A car crashes into a small-town parade and a sick man emerges, instantly killing everyone he touches…The […]

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia RankineFRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia StahrSIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In […]

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