Friday Reads: Cookbooks

Friday Reads: Cookbooks

TGIF! We’ve got food on the brain with today’s #FridayReads cookbook picks: THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK by Mary Kay Andrews One of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books of Summer 2017! Atlanta-based bestselling novelist Andrews collects recipes inspired by casual Southern coastal cuisine and beach-house living. (We can personally vouch for her lemon pound cake recipe!) “A […]

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Friday Reads: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Friday Reads: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Our #FridayReads are outta-this-world new sci-fi & fantasy titles, all on library shelves now! BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer One of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books of Summer 2017 and Buzzfeed’s “Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring” with THREE starred reviews! “VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy, has made a career out […]

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Friday Reads All-Stars

Friday Reads All-Stars

Happy Friday, friends! Our #FridayReads have multiple starred reviews: DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire — 3 starred reviews!  “Beautifully crafted and smartly written, this fairy-tale novella is everything that speculative fiction readers look for: fantastical worlds, diverse characters, and prose that hits home with its emotional truths.” — Library Journal, starred review […]

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Friday Reads: Cats vs. Dogs

Friday Reads: Cats vs. Dogs

Let the fur fly! Cats and dogs battle it out for our #FridayReads: TWO GOOD DOGS by Susan Wilson In this sequel to ONE GOOD DOG, a troubled teenager is helped by the rescued pit bull (then a second) of the inaugural guest at the Berkshires bed-and-breakfast her mother has bought. “Animal lovers will find […]

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Friday Reads: Science & Medicine

Friday Reads: Science & Medicine

Today’s #FridayReads delve into the miracles of modern medicine and the Ebola epidemic: MERCIES IN DISGUISE: A Story of Hope, a Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them by Gina Kolata An April 2017 Indie Next pick and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017! In this work of narrative […]

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Friday Reads: Architecture

Friday Reads: Architecture

Happy Friday! Celebrate with these #FridayReads about architecture: FALLEN GLORY: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings by James Crawford An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history’s most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers. “No one can accuse FALLEN GLORY of lacking ambition…. It’s a narrative that […]

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Friday Reads: Biographies

Friday Reads: Biographies

Our #FridayReads are a couple of fascinating biographies: JACK AND NORMAN: A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song” by Jerome Loving The tragic behind-the-scenes story of Norman Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, THE EXECUTIONER’S SONG, one of the most sensational literary events of the 20th century. “Loving’s gripping book offers a […]

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Friday Reads: Sherlock!

Friday Reads: Sherlock!

Oh, Sherlock! For fans already mourning the end of the newest TV season, we’ve got two books to satisfy your withdrawal pains: ARTHUR & SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims From the acclaimed author of THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB, the rich, true tale tracing the young Arthur Conan Doyle’s […]

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Friday Reads: Strong Women!

Friday Reads: Strong Women!

TGIF, librarian friends! Our #FridayReads are powerful stories about strong women: A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming A Barnes & Noble Spring 2017 Discover pick! An extraordinary portrait of Doaa Zamel, a Syrian refugee who managed to survive the horrendous September 2014 Mediterranean shipwreck that claimed almost 500 lives, from the […]

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Friday Reads: Celebrities!

Friday Reads: Celebrities!

TGIF, librarian friends! Today’s #FridayReads are books by and about celebrities: SUPERFICIAL: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen If THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES was deemed “the literary equivalent of a Fresca and tequila” by Jimmy Fallon, SUPERFICIAL is a double: dishier, juicier, and friskier. In this account of his escapades—personal, professional, […]

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