Day’s YA: COOL FOR THE SUMMER

“Witty, wise, and disarmingly tender. I am hopelessly devoted to this summer dream of a book.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA COOL FOR THE SUMMER by Dahlia Adler9781250765826Available May 11, 2021 from Wednesday BooksAges 14 – 18E-galley on Edelweiss and NetGalley Lara is starting her senior […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs (4/8/21)

A front-row view of boarding the bus of change during the Civil Rights Movement + an insightful memoir about a migrant’s six-year journey to the Netherlands = this nonfiction round-up. BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person and Richard Rooker 2 starred reviews! “A stirring memoir that offers a view […]

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Animal and Nature Spotlight (4/7/21)

Today we look at animals, nature, and the world with a dark and speculative thriller about endangered species and eco-conspiracies + a deeply researched exploration of a world remade after human intervention. HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER by Jeff VanderMeer 3 starred reviews! “The prolific VanderMeer moves from fantasy into noir territory with this version of an eco-thriller…A […]

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Spotlight on Food (4/6/21)

This food-focused spotlight features a mouth-watering and inspiring memoir of a restaurateur and chef, twenty-six essays inspired by twenty-six fruits, and a unique motivational diet plan. FINDING FREEDOM: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “An acclaimed chef and restaurateur offers engaging stories […]

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YA Spotlight (4/5/21)

This YA spotlight features the startling conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and the trade paperback edition of a story about second chances and discovering yourself. BLESSED MONSTERS by Emily A. Duncan The much-awaited conclusion to Emily A. Duncan’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about a girl, a monster, a prince, and a queen who broke […]

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Thriller Thursday: Historical Mysteries (3/25/21)

This week’s thrillers take us back in time to 1927 Ohio with a sheriff on a case of tainted moonshine and to a murder in early 1900s Florence. THE STILLS by Jess Montgomery “Montgomery continues her saga of strong Ohio women facing daunting obstacles…A beautifully written, finely crafted, character-based mystery that uses historical detail to […]

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Books on Entertainment (3/23/21)

Today we are spotlighting books on entertainment with a history of an Oscar-winning film, the riveting story of the postwar American spirit in Major League Baseball, and a history of 1980s rock from musicians and industry insiders. SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel 4 […]

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YA Spotlight (3/15/21)

The YA edition of the most acclaimed written history of hip-hop + a modern spin on Shakespeare’s classics + the closing to a fantasy duology + a thrilling novel about a girl’s search for answers = this YA spotlight. CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP (YA Edition): A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave Cook 2 […]

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Thriller Thursday (3/11/21)

This thriller Thursday spotlights historical crimes threatened with erasure, the true story of the Last Call Killer, and a cold-blooded murder case reopened. THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona Fernández 3 starred reviews! “Chilean actor and novelist Fernández continues her project of lifting the veil on the dark years of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship…Fernández is emerging […]

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Fiercely Female Spotlight (3/9/21)

In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, we are spotlighting books with strong female characters, including a teenage outlaw trying to survive and keep her family together, a family saga revolving around a mother and two teens, and a new kind of feminism through the eyes of an influential Peruvian writer. WE BEGIN AT THE […]

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