Genre Friday: Romance (8/5/22)

Sparks are flying today with childhood friends falling in love in the midst of saving a failing hometown bookstore, and a heart-warming romance about two people helping each other heal after a chance encounter at a vineyard. BOOKED ON A FEELING BY JAYCI LEE A LibraryReads pick! “Lee seamlessly spins a tale that offers her readers […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/3/22)

Today’s memoir spotlight includes a look at one man’s journey through life and his efforts to move past feelings of anger and isolation, and the stories of author Heather Morris as she finds strength in listening to others. DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS: A CONFESSIONAL BY ISAAC FITZGERALD An Indie Next pick! “Journalist Fitzgerald weaves a raucous mosaic of […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (7/29/22)

This Genre Friday sci-fi/fantasy spotlight is packed full of new releases, from a tea monk and a robot exploring villages and discussing philosophy, to a queer romantic fantasy about a political marriage, and a journey to fight for freedom in the dystopian disunited states. A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book BY BECKY […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/27/22)

This literary fiction spotlight brings us two coming-of-age novels, from a woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated Hollywood to a boy’s life-changing summer spent at his family’s estate in rural Pakistan. NSFW BY ISABEL KAPLAN “Kaplan peels back the curtain to examine the culture of a television network in this sharply observed, completely absorbing debut […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (7/22/22)

Today’s genre Friday has the ultimate roundup of new and upcoming romances, from fake dating and bingo sex pacts to Westerns and Regencies, and more! THE BODYGUARD BY KATHERINE CENTER A LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer and an Indie Next pick! “Center’s latest might be her most winning yet, a classic romantic set-up with two appealing, sympathetic leads. It’s […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/21/22)

This thriller Thursday brings us a literary disaster novel set at a Los Angeles luxury hotel, the murder of a musician during a wedding in small-town Oregon, a murdered photographer found during a festival celebrating his new exhibit, and a dead body discovered while rescuing hoarded animals. THE PINK HOTEL BY LISKA JACOBS “The prose is […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/14/22)

A woman’s return to her childhood home where she was raised by her father, a notorius serial killer + a wife accused of murdering her celebrity husband + a near-future military thriller on the front lines of a rebellion in Salt Lake City + two drownings that happen years apart during a high school graduation […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/13/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us an exploration of a marriage changed after one partner returns from a traumatic deep-sea mission, and a woman’s story as she unravels her family’s history spent in Guadaloupe and its diaspora. OUR WIVES UNDER THE SEA BY JULIA ARMFIELD 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Armfield follows her […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (6/17/22)

Today’s romance spotlight brings us a steamy academic friends-to-lovers story set in graduate school, an attempt to save a professional football player’s struggling bakery while facing an unexpected connection, and a fake dating scheme between a famous heartthrob and his in-the-shadows co-star. THE SIZZLE PARADOX BY LILY MENON “Menon’s latest novel follows the unbeatable rom-com blueprint […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/15/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight bring us two memorable stories, from the New York-Presbyterian hospital system during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fight to save lives, to one surgeon’s breakthroughs in helping soldiers reclaim their lives and their faces after the horrors of World War I. THE DESPERATE HOURS: ONE HOSPITAL’S FIGHT TO SAVE […]

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