Thriller Thursday (2/13/20)

A crime shared on social media + family lies and a 40-year-old cold case–welcome to #ThrillerThursday! THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurdardottir “In Sigurdardóttir’s stellar third Children’s House thriller (after 2019’s THE RECKONING), Freyja, a frustrated child psychologist, joins forces with Huldar, a problem-ridden Reykjavík police detective, to try to catch a serial killer…This heart-wrenching story […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/12/20)

A nonfiction round-up filled with the glamour and luxury of Coco Chanel and a behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and history of 007. CHANEL’S RIVIERA: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 by Anne de Courcy “Journalist de Courcy (THE HUSBAND HUNTERS) portrays fashion designer Coco Chanel’s French Riviera milieu from 1930 through […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/6/20)

A puzzling case off the coast of France + Eve Dallas turns 50 + a murder and a mysterious baby = this thriller Thursday! THE KILLING TIDE: A Brittany Mystery by Jean-Luc Bannalec 2 starred reviews! “The fifth mystery starring Commissaire Georges Dupin of the Brittany police is as captivating and harrowing as its predecessors…By […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes a technological thriller, a sci-fi novella, and a journalist’s memoir of life under ISIS. THE GOD GAME by Danny TobeyFive ambitious high school students find their lives at risk when a video game that thinks it’s God won’t let them quit. “Teen gamers will be drawn […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/30/20)

An island full of secrets, the return of Orphan X, and a case of mistaken identities–all in this Thriller Thursday! THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW by Christian White 2 starred reviews! “White exceeds readers’ expectations after his supersuccessful debut, with strong, complex protagonists in Abby and Kate and notable secondary characters who are well developed. […]

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Women 2020: Finding Your Voice (1/28/20)

Today’s spotlight is on three women who found their voices…in fiction: a feminist tale about finding the freedom to live as one desires + a coming-of-age novel featuring a mother-daughter bond + a Victorian woman making decisions on marriage. INDELICACY by Amina Cain “Cain’s bewitching first novel is so deeply internalized that the reader knows neither what […]

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Author Spotlight: Garth Greenwell (1/23/20)

Garth Greenwell, the award-winning author of WHAT BELONGS TO YOU, delves deeper into foreignness, obligation, desire, and love with his follow-up, CLEANNESS, available now.   A January Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews! “Brave and beautiful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Greenwell’s writing on language, desire, and sex in all their complex choreography vibrates with intensity, reading […]

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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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Thriller Thursday (1/16/20)

Clues hidden in a small town’s decrepit mural, long-hidden secrets in an asylum, and a death at a glamorous European society party– all in this Thriller Thursday. BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain  A LibraryReads Hall of Famer and an Indie Next List pick! “This rich novel from Chamberlain (THE SILENT SISTER) […]

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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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