Fourth of July 2020

Get your red, white, and blue ready! We’re celebrating this Fourth of July with speculative and satirical stories about our current political state, a flirty cross-countries LGBTQ romance, an intimate collection of stories from America’s immigrants, and short stories following characters from all over the country. WHY VISIT AMERICA: Stories by Matthew Baker “Bold, captivating, […]

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Mystery Series Spotlight (6/23/20)

What better time than now to dive into a new series? Today we spotlight a mystery series debut with a heroic golden retriever, a new homicide detective series set in Ireland, the fourth book in the suspenseful and plot-twisting Sherlock Holmes-themed series, and the next delicious addition to a cozy bakeshop series–all ready to spark […]

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Author Spotlight: B.A. Paris (6/22/20)

Today we spotlight a master of psychological thrillers and relationship dramas: LibraryReads Hall of Famer and award-winning author B.A. Paris! When Livia is thrown the birthday party of a lifetime, she never expects that it’ll be filled with secrets that could ruin everything. This heart-stopping, twisting and turning story asks: if you could give the […]

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Author Spotlight: Ragnar Jónasson (6/17/20)

The year is 1987. Enter, an isolated farmhouse, a snowstorm, a liar, a killer, and an unexpected guest. Welcome to the final installment in the nail-biting, critically-acclaimed Hidden Iceland crime fiction series from today’s featured author, Ragnar Jónasson! THE MIST 3 starred reviews! “Jónasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/10/20)

For today’s nonfiction round-up we have an eclectic examination of migration in the face of climate change, an untold economic story of Russia’s current power system, and a groundbreaking take on medicine and wellness to increase healthspan and lifespan. THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah […]

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Women 2020: Defy Expectations (6/9/20)

In today’s Women 2020 spotlight, we’re defying norms and critiquing expectations with a Bride and an unlikely duo at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. PARAKEET by Marie-Helene Bertino 2 starred reviews! “Bertino playfully, precisely builds a big world in these pages, somehow making the case that there’s too much love, pain, and magic to […]

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Author Spotlight: Stacey Abrams (6/8/20)

Today we spotlight celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, political leader, and a forefront combater of voter suppression. Stacey’s new book, OUR TIME IS NOW, is a detailed blueprint on how to end voter suppression and empower our citizens. OUR TIME IS NOW: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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Debut Spotlight + Jane Austen Spotlight (5/26/20)

Today we set the spotlight on two of our favorite things: debuts and Jane Austen (!) with a big-hearted novel of a community in Austen’s final home town and the transformation of the bookish ugly duckling of the Bennet sisters to a woman with choices of her own. THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner […]

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