Nonfiction Round-Up (6/16/21)

This nonfiction round-up takes us through the college admissions process with the tools to make the best decision possible and a groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want. GAME ON: Why College Admission Is Rigged and How to Beat the System by Susan F. Paterno “This meticulously researched work is highly recommended for […]

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Author Spotlight: Casey McQuiston (6/15/21)

Casey McQuiston brought love, inclusivity, and the beach read of the year with her debut novel, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. In her new queer romantic comedy, Casey has all that plus a dash of time travel to win over readers’ hearts once again. ONE LAST STOP 2 starred reviews, the #1 LibraryReads pick, and […]

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Community Stories (6/15/21)

Today we’re taking a peek into communities with a society and family undone by suspicion and a small town story about a grandmother whose dreams see a coming death. EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH by Rivka Galchen 2 starred reviews! “Galchen’s captivating latest (after the children’s adventure RAT RULE 79) follows an illiterate […]

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Author Spotlight: Laurie Frankel (6/10/21)

Laurie Frankel is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning author who always fills her novels with memorable characters and captivating relationships. Her latest is a timely story about love and family that will make readers laugh and cry with Laurie Frankel’s signature wit, wonder, and affection. ONE TWO THREE An Indie Next pick! “In a […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/9/21)

A critical look at the Second Amendment + an envisioned path toward overcoming injustices + a bold perspective on foreign policy + a guide for middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism + an in-depth look at the U.S. Coronavirus response = this nonfiction round-up. THE SECOND: Race and Guns in […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/3/21)

This thriller Thursday features a life-or-death chase, a gripping case bridging Long Island and Ireland, and Evan Ryder’s return to Washington D.C. with a secretive past and an unimaginable enemy. DEAD BY DAWN by Paul Doiron 2 starred reviews! “Doiron builds tension by alternating between his lead’s battle to survive and the inquiry into Chamberlain’s […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs (6/2/21)

A stunning account of finding a way out of the world one is born into + a mesmerizing memoir of survival and forgiveness = this nonfiction round-up. KIN: A Memoir by Shawna Kay Rodenberg 2 starred reviews! “A powerful and surprising story of an Appalachian childhood.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “What makes this one special is […]

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Author Spotlight: Alex Michaelides (6/1/21)

Alex Michaelides shocked readers everywhere with the mind-blowing twists and turns of his debut, THE SILENT PATIENT. His second novel, THE MAIDENS, doubles down on the spellbinding psychological suspense with more murder, more obsession, and more Greek mythology. THE MAIDENS 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “The intelligent, cerebral plot […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (5/21/21)

We’re spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy with a special investigator in the bustling and magic-filled streets of Egypt, the latest in the Chorus of Dragons series, a near-future story of the fight to stay alive, and the reissue of a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. A MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí Clark 3 […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (5/21/21)

This genre Friday heats up with a brilliant full-time bridesmaid pulling off the biggest wedding of the year + a new high-stakes romantic suspense trilogy. THE SECRET BRIDESMAID by Katy Birchall “YA author Birchall (the Morgan Charmley series) makes her adult debut with a unique, hilarious spin on wedding mayhem…This is sure to please.”–Publishers Weekly […]

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