Thriller Thursday (4/15/21)

Get ready for thrills and chills this Thursday as we bring you an exploration of the truth and lies behind one family and their past + a part-time bookstore owner/part-time private investigator on the hunt for justice. THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by D.J. Palmer “A tenacious, loving mother fights to prove her daughter is innocent of […]

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Author Spotlight: Jenny Lawson (4/13/21)

With two LibraryReads picks and a #1 New York Times bestseller, Jenny Lawson has a knack for bringing her signature humor into discussions surrounding mental health. Her latest collection of stories dives even deeper into her journey of physical and mental health. BROKEN (in the best possible way) A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi (4/9/21)

This Genre Friday spotlights a legendary serial killer in a fantastical city, a riveting adventure exploring self-discovery and abusive cults, and the conclusion to a near-future trilogy. THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT by Marina Lostetter “Lostetter (NOUMENON) makes her fantasy debut with this title…This tale has creative worldbuilding and an intense focus on the psychology of […]

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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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Animals in Fiction and Nonfiction (4/1/21)

Today we are spotlighting animals in both fiction and nonfiction with a look at our future with robots based on our history with animals + our favorite canine/PI pairing solving a murder case from the past. THE NEW BREED: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots by Kate Darling “Thought-provoking popular […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/31/21)

A practical framework to create more fair workplaces + make doing laundry less chore and more fun = this nonfiction round-up. JUST WORK: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair by Kim Scott “Urgent and actionable, this passionate manifesto will be a welcome addition to any leader’s desk.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review LAUNDRY LOVE: Finding Joy in […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Health Spotlight (3/24/21)

This nonfiction round-up spotlights works on health and life with a diagnosis of the flaws in the healthcare system, an incisive account of the Right to Die movement, and the biggest questions of life and death. THE HOSPITAL: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander 3 starred reviews! “Alexander’s scorching […]

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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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