Historical Romance (1/20/21)

Today we’re taking a romantic jump back in time with a sweeping, action-filled novel about love in a time of war + an evocative and atmospheric story set in 1900s Bombay. THE CITY OF TEARS by Kate Mosse “Fans of Mosse will delight in the next saga in this series, while aficionados of historical fiction […]

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Author Spotlight: André Aciman (1/19/21)

New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME André Aciman is known for his poignant and beautiful writing, from his short stories and memoir to his romances. Now he brings us a new collection of essays with a deep reflection on the mind’s power to shape memories and about what might have […]

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Memoir Spotlight (1/13/21)

Take a dive into memoirs with the story of three military brothers, an exploration of some of the country’s oldest wounds, a personal search into the ups and downs of youth sports, and an irreverent account about living a big and authentic life. THREE WISE MEN: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, and How Their […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/7/21)

This thriller Thursday we’re featuring a modern twist on Jane Eyre with some Southern charm, the next mystery in the heart-pounding Ellery Hathaway series, and a historical mystery inspired by a real-life murder. THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins A LibraryReads pick! “In her adult debut, YA author Hawkins (ROYALS, 2018) twists together the suspense […]

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Debut Spotlight (1/6/21)

This debut spotlight revolves around stories of friendship, featuring a gripping fateful night that will follow four friends for the rest of their lives, a timely novel about estranged childhood friends, and a tale of family bonds and abnormal friendships. BEFORE THE RUINS by Victoria Gosling “British author Gosling’s stellar debut focuses on four childhood […]

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Women 2020 (12/22/20)

For our last Women 2020 spotlight, we’re celebrating a courtroom thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat and an Alaskan mystery that will chill your bones. TAKE IT BACK by Kia Abdullah 2 starred reviews and a LibraryReads pick! “In the courtroom, shifting testimony and constant new revelations reveal the humanity—good […]

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Romance Spotlight (12/21/20)

Spice up your holiday with today’s romance spotlight, including a refreshing romantic comedy debut and a relationship that might crash and burn at any moment. TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT by Sophie Sullivan A LibraryReads pick! “If you love a refreshing, happily-ever-after debut with quirky characters, playful banter, and a dating game, TEN RULES FOR […]

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Author Spotlight: Paula Brackston (12/16/20)

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston is back with her trademark blend of magic and romance. Now we have the third installment in the bewitching Found Things series set during the bustle of the holiday season. THE GARDEN OF PROMISES AND LIES “Brackston’s enjoyable latest entry in her Found Things series (after SECRETS OF […]

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World War II Spotlight (12/15/20)

Today we’re spotlighting World War II in fiction and nonfiction with a hearting-pounding story of a Jewish detective searching for a serial killer in war-torn Berlin and a look at monuments around the world commemorating World War II and what they say about us today. GERMANIA: A Novel of Nazi Berlin by Harald Gilbers “What […]

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Women 2020: Fiercely Female (12/8/20)

In this Women 2020 round-up, we spotlight two fiercely female nonfiction titles, including the biography of a political rebel and radical feminist ahead of her time and an inspiring memoir celebrating the female body in all its glory. SYLVIA PANKHURST: Natural Born Rebel by Rachel Holmes “Biographer Holmes (ELEANOR MARX: A Life) captures the full […]

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