Thriller Thursday: Historical Mysteries (7/30/20)

Pull out your mystery-solving time machines! We are spotlighting historical mysteries today with the Right Sort Marriage Bureau performing a royal background check, the glamorous and murderous world of a Chicago speakeasy, and a serial killer on the loose in ancient Rome. A ROYAL AFFAIR: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery by Allison Montclair “Montclair successfully […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Culture and Society (7/29/20)

A graphic novel about indigenous culture and history in America + an eye-opening breakdown of the issues of sexuality and gender identity in the world today + a history and investigation into the concept of character + the key to success as told by a Silicon Valley expert + a deeper look at our outrage […]

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Nonfiction and Fiction Crime Round-Up (7/22/20)

We’re living a life of crime in today’s nonfiction and fiction round-up with a former getaway driver who can’t escape a world of blood and bullets, an innocent man desperately trying to avoid gang life, a Minnesota P.I. haunted by a past case, an unprecedented study of the people who ordered and directed some of […]

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Spotlight on Current Topics, People, and Trends (7/21/20)

A dazzling portrait of art, politics, and hidden realities + a timely analysis of scientific research + an insider story of one of the most iconic bands and drummers in the ’70s and ’80s + the biography of a beloved TV host + details of the most accomplished woman in American politics = this current […]

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Author Spotlight: Catherine Lacey (7/20/20)

Catherine Lacey is an author who takes literary fiction to the next level. Her third novel, PEW, is a foreboding, provocative, and amorphous fable about the world today: its contradictions, its flimsy morality, and the limits of judging others based on their appearance. Catherine pushes boundaries and keeps you guessing with the story of a […]

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July 2020 Debuts Round-Up (7/8/20)

July is bringing in the sunshine and SO MANY great debuts this year! With everything from memoirs to genre-bending fantasies, we have something for every reader. ARTIFACT by Arlene Heyman “Psychiatrist Heyman’s richly drawn debut novel (after the collection SCARY OLD SEX) delves into the life of Lottie Levinson, a 42-year-old college science professor…This no-holds-barred […]

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Fourth of July 2020

Get your red, white, and blue ready! We’re celebrating this Fourth of July with speculative and satirical stories about our current political state, a flirty cross-countries LGBTQ romance, an intimate collection of stories from America’s immigrants, and short stories following characters from all over the country. WHY VISIT AMERICA: Stories by Matthew Baker “Bold, captivating, […]

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Mystery Series Spotlight (6/23/20)

What better time than now to dive into a new series? Today we spotlight a mystery series debut with a heroic golden retriever, a new homicide detective series set in Ireland, the fourth book in the suspenseful and plot-twisting Sherlock Holmes-themed series, and the next delicious addition to a cozy bakeshop series–all ready to spark […]

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Author Spotlight: B.A. Paris (6/22/20)

Today we spotlight a master of psychological thrillers and relationship dramas: LibraryReads Hall of Famer and award-winning author B.A. Paris! When Livia is thrown the birthday party of a lifetime, she never expects that it’ll be filled with secrets that could ruin everything. This heart-stopping, twisting and turning story asks: if you could give the […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/18/20)

When a knock on the door changes everything, one seemingly perfect family is now filled with lies, secrets, and a search for the truth. Check it out in this thriller Thursday. THE HALF SISTER by Sandie Jones “Following THE OTHER WOMAN, a New York Times best seller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club […]

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