Happy #PubDay (3/10/20)

People using technology to hide from unwanted feelings and two men stranded at sea pushing themselves to stay alive–both in this #pubday celebration! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN: Stories by Mary South “South’s stories are both funny and profound, often on the same page, but perhaps her best skill is plumbing the intricacies of loneliness, […]

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Booklist’s “Macmillan Library AF” Webinar

Thank you to all that tuned in to Booklist‘s “Macmillan Library AF” webinar on Friday, 3/6! If you were not able to join us, listen to the full archived webinar here, and check out all the titles presented: YA IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina Kenwood LOBIZONA by Romina Garber MORE THAN MAYBE […]

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Stars for THE SILVERED SERPENTS!

THE SILVERED SERPENTS—Roshani Chokshi’s stunning sequel to THE GILDED WOLVES—has received THREE starred reviews and we’re over the moon! “The sleeker, smarter, sharper, and bloodier follow-up that fans of THE GILDED WOLVES deserve.” —School Library Journal, starred review “As always, Chokshi’s prose is mesmerizing and haunting, but the story’s magic emanates from a poignant but […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/26/20)

This nonfiction round-up spotlights an analysis of the thing that brings us all together yet tears us apart: the internet. LURKING: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil In a shockingly short amount of time, the internet has bound people around the world together and torn us apart and changed not just the […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/25/20)

A young woman falls out of time + the unexpected friendship and tensions that arise between two roommates–both part of this #pubday celebration! OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore 2 starred reviews + a February LibraryReads pick + an Indie Next List pick! “Imbued with musical and cultural influences spanning decades and reminiscent of […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of Adult Books for Teens includes a CIA memoir, an epic fantasy, an historical look at the 1938 Cote d’Azur, and a western featuring queer librarian spies on horseback. UPRIGHT WOMEN WANTED by Sarah Gailey97812502135872/4/2020 Award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity. […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/13/20)

A crime shared on social media + family lies and a 40-year-old cold case–welcome to #ThrillerThursday! THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurdardottir “In Sigurdardóttir’s stellar third Children’s House thriller (after 2019’s THE RECKONING), Freyja, a frustrated child psychologist, joins forces with Huldar, a problem-ridden Reykjavík police detective, to try to catch a serial killer…This heart-wrenching story […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/11/20)

Happy #PubDay to a moving novel about the aftershocks of domestic terrorism + a hilarious story filled with Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal. EDEN MINE by S.M. Hulse “Hulse follows up her strong debut (BLACK RIVER, 2015) with an even stronger novel about the fallout from an act of domestic terrorism…Reflective, evocative, and quietly moving.”–Kirkus […]

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Women 2020: Philanthropy and Politics (2/10/20)

Today’s Women 2020 spotlight is a blast from the past with the biography of a defiant tobacco heiress turned modern philanthropist and an autobiography from the female lawyer at the center of the Watergate scandal. THE SILVER SWAN: In Search of Doris Duke by Sallie Bingham “Fiercely private and skilled in conducting her extraordinary philanthropic […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/6/20)

A puzzling case off the coast of France + Eve Dallas turns 50 + a murder and a mysterious baby = this thriller Thursday! THE KILLING TIDE: A Brittany Mystery by Jean-Luc Bannalec 2 starred reviews! “The fifth mystery starring Commissaire Georges Dupin of the Brittany police is as captivating and harrowing as its predecessors…By […]

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