Thriller Thursday (7/12/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (7/12/18 Edition)

Serial killers, sexual predators, and a mystery island…yep, it’s an average #ThrillerThursday! HALCYON by Rio Youers On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon, a self-sustaining community on a beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario. But he soon suspects there is something sinister beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer and sets […]

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Thriller Thursday (5/10/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (5/10/18 Edition)

A LibraryReads pick, a cozy, and a sniper thriller are our #ThrillerThursday reads: OUR KIND OF CRUELTY by Araminta Hall Also available in audio A May 2018 LibraryReads pick! Verity + Mike sitting in a tree C.R.A.V.I.N.G. First comes (a twisted kind of) love, then comes marriage (to another man), then comes murder? “Hall brings […]

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2018 Audie Award Nominees

2018 Audie Award Nominees

Listen to this great news: Macmillan Audio has 10 finalists for the 2018 Audie Awards! Best Male Narrator GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny, read by Robert Bathurst Fiction I LIKED MY LIFE by Abby Fabiaschi, read by Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer History/Biography MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY by Coretta Scott King as […]

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June 2017 Fantasy

June 2017 Fantasy

Looking for a summer escape? Dive into one of these new fantasy titles: DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire A June 2017 LibraryReads pick with three starred reviews! The second urban fantasy book in the Wayward Children series, following EVERY HEART A DOORWAY, explores what happened to Jack and Jill before they […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2017 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: October 2017 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the October 2017* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines. FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides “Pulitzer Prize winner Eugenides, whose novels have also been runners-up for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and […]

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Booklist Fall 2016 YA webinar

Booklist Fall 2016 YA webinar

Today Talia highlighted her favorite teen titles during Booklist‘s YA Announcements: Fall 2016 webinar. For those who weren’t able to listen in, here are the boss lady’s top picks, including many diverse books (#wndb): Fantasy/Science Fiction/Paranormal/Fairy Tales MOON CHOSEN: Tales of a New World by P.C. Cast CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (A BEA 2016 YA […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/23/14 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (10/23/14 Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks will also tickle your funny bone: SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY by Darynda Jones Hot on the heels of the May LibraryReads pick SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE comes the next installment of Darynda Jones’ laugh-out-loud bestselling paranormal series. This time PI/Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is battling demons who have escaped to […]

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Happy #BookBday (3/25/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (3/25/14 Edition)

Who wants punch and cake? It's #BookBday time! Today we celebrate:

THE MIDNIGHT WITCH by Paula Brackston
Brackston's third historical paranormal novel (after THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER and THE WINTER WITCH) follows Lilith, the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor, who also happens to be a witch. "There are balls and gowns as well as slums and opium dens, all painting a picture of a lost age, with just enough magic to keep things exciting for fantasy fans." — Library Journal  

THE OTHER HALF by Sarah Rayner
Told in the alternating voices of the mistress and the wife, this story of an affair between a bright feature writer and her magazine publisher boss is a sharp, seductive take on modern love "that straddles the line between chick lit and women’s fiction." — Booklist  

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER by Anne Clinard Barnhill
When Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I’s young cousin and ward, falls in love with an unsuitable young gentleman against the Queen's wishes, the couple finds their very lives in danger as Elizabeth’s wrath knows no bounds. "Elizabeth’s court in miniature." — Kirkus Reviews

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Vampires + Dystopia + Paranormal = Good Teen Reads!

Vampires + Dystopia + Paranormal = Good Teen Reads!

Can't get enough of vampires, dystopian societies, or paranormal romances? Great! We've got three teen titles that are perfect for you:

REVEALED by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
House of Night fans will be chomping at the bit to get the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series. The action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.

MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell
LORD OF THE FLIES meets WAR OF THE WORLDS in Mitchell's breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series. Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. They keep humans subservient with a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast—except it doesn't affect anyone under age twenty, which makes children and teens the only resistant group left to fight. "Mitchell's prose debut, the first in a dystopian sci-fantasy series, is an imaginative mix of danger and humor... The action will keep readers turning the pages." — Kirkus Reviews 

DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES by Darynda Jones
In the third book in Jones's young adult series, Lorelei McAllister leaves the sanctity of her hometown for a boarding school in order to save her friends from certain doom. But even there she's being watched and must face the fact that people want her dead. Good thing she's got the handsome Angel of Death and a ragtag group of loyal supporters to help protect her. 

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