Happy Half Hour (6/28/21)

We’re wrapping up Pride Month with a story of fandom and friendship, two boys in America’s biggest boy band falling for each other, a creepy haunted house tale, and a collection of hilarious and tender stories. THE ONE TRUE ME AND YOU by Remi K. England | 9781250814869 | 3/1/22 IF THIS GETS OUT by […]

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Happy Half Hour (6/21/21)

We’re continuing our Pride Month celebration with debuts this week including a supernatural thriller about two girls who fall in love, an adult debut following two women on a star-crossed journey, a queer Southern Gothic, and a darkly funny novel about an Indian-American family with deeply buried secrets. THE DEAD AND THE DARK by Courtney […]

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Happy Half Hour (6/14/21)

We’re kicking off a special Pride Month Happy Half Hour with a tender novel inspired by MRS. DALLOWAY and SULA, an uplifting story about a ghost and the ferryman he falls in love with, an Edwardian England filled with magic and conspiracies, and a hidden history of American politics. THE DAYS OF AFREKETE by Asali […]

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Happy Half Hour (5/24/21)

In today’s Happy Half Hour, we’re toasting to a gruesome debut thriller, a governess with a secret, the first delicious mystery in a new cozy series, and the timely Argentine folklore follow-up to LOBIZONA. SIXTEEN HORSES by Greg Buchanan | 9781250246660 | 7/20/21 WHEN A DUKE LOVES A GOVERNESS by Olivia Drake | 9781250174499 | […]

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Happy Half Hour (5/17/21)

This Happy Half Hour features an exploration of the nature of reading, an irreverent and laugh-out-loud story of parenting, the first oral history of the Star Wars franchise, and a heartbreaking debut about love finding its way. BOOKS PROMISCUOUSLY READ: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White | 9780374115265 | 7/6/21 YOGA […]

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Happy Half Hour (5/10/21)

This Happy Half Hour features a debut about grief and rage, war and destiny across an alternate China, the final adventure of Simon Snow, and a woman’s exhilarating post-war New York City journey. DEAR MISS METROPOLITAN by Carolyn Ferrell | 9781250793614 | 7/6/21 SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan | 9781250621801 | 7/20/21 […]

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Happy Half Hour (4/19/21)

This Happy Half Hour features a novel about the lengths a woman will go for a little more help from her husband, the first in a new historical romance series, a new edition of a critically acclaimed LGBTQ romance, and a teen confronting his feelings on tragedy and growing up. THE HUSBANDS by Chandler Baker […]

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Happy Half Hour (4/12/21)

In this Happy Half Hour we discuss a transporting thriller that takes a British novelist to Venice, a witty and historical story about a suspected witch, a heartwarming novel about humans and their dogs, and a sister story about second chances and finding yourself. PALACE OF THE DROWNED by Christine Mangan | 9781250788429 | 6/1/21 […]

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Happy Half Hour (4/5/21)

This Happy Half Hour we are discussing a spellbinding psychological suspense that weaves together Greek mythology and murder, a time-traveling romantic comedy set in the NYC subway, a supernatural thriller about female power, and a queer YA Thelma & Louise. THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides | 9781250304452 | 6/15/21ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston | […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/22/21)

This Happy Half Hour, we are talking about a story that is too good not to steal, a photographer editing herself into a perfect family, a YA love story of self-discovery, and an ode to the dazzling life of the world’s first feminist. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz | 9781250790767 |5/11/21 THE PHOTOGRAPHER by […]

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