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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Author Spotlight: Sarah J. Maas (1/12/21)

Sarah J. Maas has taken the fantasy world by storm with her irresistible and propulsive Throne of Glass series, Crescent City series, and Court of Thorns of Roses series. After the finale of the original Court of Thorns and Roses quartet, the journey turns to a new protagonist to continue this dazzling world with even […]

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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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Author Spotlight: James Comey (1/5/21)

James Comey served as the seventh Director of the FBI until May 2017, and his first book, A HIGHER LOYALTY, shared his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career. Now in his latest work, Comey uses his career in federal law enforcement to explore the US justice system. SAVING JUSTICE: Truth, […]

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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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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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Author Spotlight: Michael Eric Dyson (12/1/20)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson returns with a passionate call to America regarding race and the journey to redemption. In LONG TIME COMING, Dyson grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our country with a necessary guide to help America confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. LONG TIME […]

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Police Procedural Thrillers and Mysteries (11/24/20)

A Swedish police inspector investigates a fire + a former FBI agent and police consultant returns for his final case that threatens his Philadelphia neighborhood in today’s police procedural round-up! THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE: A Mystery by Kjell Eriksson “Eriksson adeptly teases whether there’s a connection between the call and the fire, even as […]

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