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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Read an excerpt from SAVED BY A SONG

SAVED BY A SONG: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting by Mary Gauthier | 9781250202116 | 7/6/21 Grammy-nominated folk singer and songwriter Mary Gauthier explores the creativity and redemptive power of song in this part memoir, part break-down of songwriting, part philosophy of art. SAVED BY A SONG takes readers from 12 year old Mary–who was gifted […]

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YA Spotlight (6/7/21)

Today we’re setting the stage and spotlighting magic with the trade paperback edition of the jaw-dropping start to the Kingdom of Cards duology. WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles “In a world where men dominate the stage, Kallia is determined to win a magicians’ contest…A lush, captivating blend of The Phantom of the Opera and […]

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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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Starred Review Round-Up (6/1/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: UNTIL PROVEN SAFE: The History and Future of Quarantine by Nicola Twilley and Geoff ManaughISBN 9780374126582 | on sale 7/20/21 “This thoughtful study couldn’t arrive at a better moment.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “An infectiously appealing overview of efforts to contain the potentially infectious.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred […]

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Day’s YA: CatNet Series (& a sweepstakes!!)

CATNET SERIES by Naomi Kritzer CATFISHING ON CATNET9781250165091Now Available in Paperback CHAOS ON CATNET9781250165220Available Now Hello Readers! So today I am positively ecstatic to write about one of my favorite series in YA: Hugo and Locus award-winning author Naomi Kritzer’s much-lauded and much-loved CATNET SERIES! And that’s not all—we’re also holding a sweepstakes where you […]

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Fiercely Female (5/18/21)

Today we’re spotlighting fiercely female books with a girl on the run with her four-year-old niece, a genre-bending story of a pregnant woman fleeing for the woods, and a richly imagined life of the world’s first feminist. THE NEWCOMER by Mary Kay Andrews An Indie Next pick and a LibraryReads pick! “Andrews (HELLO, SUMMER, 2020) […]

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Thriller Thursday (5/13/21)

This thriller Thursday spotlights the first caper in the Electra McDonnell series featuring a professional thief in WWII + the next Jazz Ramsey mystery surrounding the body of a man found in a nearby park. A PECULIAR COMBINATION: An Electra McDonnell Novel by Ashley Weaver “A gifted lock-picker is called upon to serve her country […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/12/21)

A drama-filled journey through reality TV’s greatest saga + a how-to guide on communicating virtually + a captivating account of history’s most spectacular art appropriation campaign = this nonfiction round-up. THE HOUSEWIVES: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives by Brian Moylan “[T]his book’s conversational tone and deep look at the history of this cultural […]

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