Happy #PubDay and Women 2020 (1/21/20)

It’s #PubDay, and we have some strong women to spotlight: the raw journey of a woman and her son fleeing from Mexico to America + four women across generations living through slavery and racism. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins A January LibraryReads pick, a February Indie Next List pick, and four starred reviews! “This extraordinary […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (1/15/20)

Saving a zoo under ISIS control + how artificial intelligence will erode employment + skills and principles of how to be a leader + an illustrated collection of love and relationship advice = this nonfiction round-up. FATHER OF LIONS: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan “Callaghan’s (Middle East correspondent, […]

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Happy #PubDay + Historical Spotlight (1/14/20)

Princesses seeking safety during WWII + the story of a young feminist a century ahead of her time (with some Jane Austen mixed in) = today’s historical #pubday party! THE SECRET GUESTS by Benjamin Black “Black’s lucid prose is the perfect foil for tangled politics, old hatreds, unsolved crimes, the threat to Irish neutrality, and […]

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Women 2020 (1/13/20)

Today’s spotlight kicks off the week with some fierce women who took the business world by storm. UNCANNY VALLEY: A Memoir by Anna Wiener From stuck, broke, and looking for meaning, to working at a big-data startup in Silicon Valley, Anna Wiener now tells her story as a woman in Silicon Valley’s startup culture. “Equal […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (1/8/20)

An all-you-can-eat vegetable cookbook by one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time + the impact not listening really has on us–all in the first nonfiction round-up of 2020! ULTIMATE VEG by Jamie Oliver “Anyone with an interest in healthier cooking will enjoy the accessible, uncomplicated, yet tasty, approach to plant-based recipes from a […]

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Happy #PubDay + Women 2020 (1/7/20)

For today’s #PubDay party, we continue our spotlight on all things female with two women writing very different fiction–dive into a celebration of sisterhood and the strength that women shared on a grueling journey + a new series about loss and taking charge in this modern day. WESTERING WOMEN by Sandra Dallas “Dallas (THE BRIDE’S […]

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Adult Books for Teens

Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes a fantasy conclusion, a hip-hop biography, & a heartwarming dog story (& more)! THE RISE OF MAGICKS: Chronicles of The One, Book 3 by Nora RobertsThe #1 New York Times bestselling author of YEAR ONE and OF BLOOD AND BONE concludes her stunning new trilogy praised […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (12/11/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (12/11/19)

The science behind long-term weight loss + Socialism for the skeptics + the true story of the Soviet intelligence operative nicknamed “the spy to end spies” = today’s nonfiction round-up. HOW NOT TO DIET: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger Included in Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2019 Announcements! Discover the cutting-edge […]

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LJ Collection Development Spotlight on Immigration

LJ Collection Development Spotlight on Immigration

In their “Far from Home” spotlight, Library Journal selected collection essentials for understanding the experiences of immigrants, migrants, and refugees, including these Macmillan titles: A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming THE MAYOR OF MOGADISHU: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (12/04/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (12/04/19)

The first behind-the-scenes look at the most enigmatic FLOTUS in history, the true story of the Greely Expedition, a timely memoir on race and familial reconciliation, and a study on twentieth-century dictators–find it all in this nonfiction round-up. FREE, MELANIA: The Unauthorized Biography by Kate Bennett An insider’s look at Melania Trump, beginning with her […]

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