Genre Friday: Romance (9/24/21)

Love is in the air this Friday with the start to a Regency series about two feuding families, a charming and emotional love story about best friends, the final book in a sexy cowboy trilogy, and a YA rom com that takes a leap of faith into forgiveness and first love. A RECKLESS MATCH by […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi Fantasy (9/24/21)

A city built on a god’s remains + a vampire war against humanity + a sweltering and haunting queer Southern Gothic + a magical debut about the sisterhood of magic = this sci fi/fantasy spotlight! MORDEW by Alex Pheby “Highly recommended for those interested in sprawling, bizarre fantasy worlds that run counter to the post-Tolkien […]

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Title Spotlight: L.A. WEATHER (9/23/21)

Today’s forecast is partly funny, partly heartbreaking, with a high chance of complexity in the story of the Alvarado family in María Amparo Escandón’s L.A. WEATHER. Oscar Alvarado does nothing but fret about L.A.’s current drought even as he dwells on a longstanding secret, and Keila, his wife of 40 years, has finally had it; […]

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World War II Spotlight (9/22/21)

Today we have two stories of love and survival in World War II with a little-known chapter of a family’s inspiring history + a novel of one woman’s return to Occupied Berlin to face the past and find an unexpected future. INTO THE FOREST: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love by Rebecca Frankel […]

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Author Spotlight: Hank Phillippi Ryan (9/21/21)

Bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan asks readers how much would you risk to keep a perfect life in her most personal standalone thriller yet. HER PERFECT LIFE explores fame, fortune, perfection, and one life-changing secret with the story of a beloved television reporter who starts to believe someone is determined to destroy […]

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Author Spotlight: Alice Feeney (9/15/21)

Writer, journalist, New York Times bestseller, and queen of the twist Alice Feeney brings another page-turning psychological suspense that asks, do you really know the person you married? ROCK PAPER SCISSORS takes readers into ten years of marriage and ten years of secrets with Adam and Amelia Wright as they celebrate an anniversary that they […]

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Author Spotlight: Liane Moriarty (9/13/21)

Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author, always shocks readers with her mystery, twists, and domestic dysfunction. Moriarty’s latest, APPLES NEVER FALL, brings all that and more as she dives into marriage, sibling rivalry, tennis, and the lies we tell ourselves in this irresistible and gripping tale of the Delaney family. APPLES NEVER FALL […]

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Genre Friday: Horror (9/10/21)

Get your screams ready for this horror-filled Friday, we are spotlighting a twisty boarded-up house on a dead-end street, a pulse-pounding oasis of vampires and criminals, and a tale of dark magic and devilish mystery. THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona Ward 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/8/21)

The start of the #MeToo movement + an essential book of thought and culture + essays on race and power = this nonfiction round-up. UNBOUND: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke 3 starred reviews! “An unforgettable page-turner of a life story rendered with endless grace and […]

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Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney (9/7/21)

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS and NORMAL PEOPLE author Sally Rooney excels at making everyday life enthralling, sharp, and full of intensity. BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU follows four friends through ups and downs as they learn about friendship and look to the future. BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU 4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! […]

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