Genre Friday: Fantasy (11/19/21)

In this Genre Friday we are journeying to fantastical worlds with a debut filled with magic and conspiracies and a terrifying thriller where perfection is not as it seems. A MARVELLOUS LIGHT by Freya Marske 3 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “Marske debuts with a breathtaking queer romantic fantasy set […]

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Author Spotlight: Michael Eric Dyson (11/16/21)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson draws from his own life and pursuits to share his passionate and resourceful ideas about American history and culture in his newest book, ENTERTAINING RACE. ENTERTAINING RACE offers a compelling vision and celebration of the impact of Black culture and politics on America. ENTERTAINING RACE: Performing Blackness […]

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Historical Spotlight (11/11/21)

This historical spotlight takes us into a gripping scandal of two women in the Jacobean court, the story of Christian Dior’s remarkable sister’s life, and a crossover tale with historical detail and village charm. A NET FOR SMALL FISHES by Lucy Jago 2 starred reviews! “The brilliant adult fiction debut from historian and YA author […]

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Series Spotlight: Constable Twitten Series (11/9/21)

Today we are spotlighting a charming, witty, and joyful cozy series from New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss. In this latest adventure of the Constable Twitten series, the beach town of Brighton is hosting weeks of endless rain and new villains when a trusted member of a local gang disappears. PSYCHO BY THE SEA […]

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Thriller Thursday (11/4/21)

Today’s adventure-filled Thriller Thursday features a father/daughter duo living in isolation, a female police transcriber going beyond the limits to solve a case, Sherlock Holmes taking on Egypt in search of a missing nobleman, two brothers on the run, and a flower shop that attracts trouble as well as it attracts customers. THESE SILENT WOODS […]

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Author Spotlight: Jung Yun (11/3/21)

Jung Yun, the critically-acclaimed author of SHELTER, has written another immersive portrait of community and family. O BEAUTIFUL gracefully tells the story of a woman coming to terms with the ghosts of her past and the realities of a divided country. O BEAUTIFUL “The second novel by Yun (author of the critically acclaimed SHELTER) is […]

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YA Spotlight (11/1/21)

In this YA Spotlight, we are wishing a happy #BookBday to a ground-breaking anthology sparking hope and dialogue, the return of Jessica Darling as she takes on her dream of living in New York City, and a swoon-worthy romcom celebrating body positivity. WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora ed. by […]

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Halloween Horror Spotlight (10/28/21)

Halloween is just around the corner, so get your best screams and scares ready with a creepy twist on the classic haunted house tale, a gothic fantasy about a wedding night gone wrong, and a mesmerizing and terrifying look at technology. NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight: War (10/27/21)

Today’s history round-up spotlights wars with the story of America’s longest war and a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler’s hand. THE LONG WAR: The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan Since 9/11 by David Loyn 2 starred reviews! “Former BBC journalist Loyn turns a gimlet eye on the war in Afghanistan, the […]

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Author Spotlight: Miriam Toews (10/26/21)

Miriam Toews is the bestselling author of deeply human novels filled with compassion, humor, and feisty main characters. FIGHT NIGHT is a love letter to mothers and grandmothers with the story of three generations of women. FIGHT NIGHT 2 starred reviews! “The author of WOMEN TALKING (2018) lets a 9-year-old girl have her say…Funny and […]

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