Happy Half Hour (5/6/24)

Today, we are discussing two lifelong friends grappling with high school coming to a close, an unlikely female friendship blossoming out of a happenstance encounter, and a woman who starts receiving letters from a stranger right after the death of her husband. SIX MORE MONTHS OF JUNE by Daisy Garrison | 9781250348678 | 6/11/24 THE […]

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Happy Half Hour (4/8/24)

On today’s Happy Half Hour, we’re chatting about a ghost who sets his living sister up with a ghost hunter, a young musician coming of age in the spotlight as public opinion threatens to ruin her, and a man returning home from prison to try to save his family’s butcher shop. THE GHOST OF US […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/25/24)

Today, we’re discussing a mysterious New York City love story that starts with a set-up, an elite prep school murder revisited years later, and a girl who’s brought her ex-bestie back from the dead and is determined to keep her alive. CHLOE BAKER’S LOST DATE by Katie Wicks | 9781990778605 | 5/7/24 WHEN WE WERE […]

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Series Starters and Continuations (3/18/24)

From fantasy to horror to thriller to mystery, these series starters and new series installments are sure to capture your attention and leave you eager for the next book! FOUL DAYS BY GENOVEVA DIMOVA Available for download on Edelweiss. LibraryReads votes due by May 1st. “In Dimova’s energetic, witty debut, she weaves a world that feels […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/18/24)

Today, we’re discussing a hilarious rom-com about a woman who finds herself stranded on an island in Fiji (with her high school crush), a gripping post-WW2 historical fiction, and a political biography featuring iconic struggles for social change! ATTACHED AT THE HIP by Christine Riccio | 9781250760098 | 5/21/24 EVERYTIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Natalie […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/4/24)

Today we’re discussing a cozy sapphic romance set in a dreamy bookstore in a kingdom with a selfish queen, a historical fantasy featuring vampires fighting in the American Civil War, and a coming-of-age novel about a college man discovering the great loves of his life. CAN’T SPELL TREASON WITHOUT TEA by Rebecca Thorne | 9781250333292 […]

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Hear These Debuts (2/27/24)

These debuts are excellent on audio–from a teen preparing for her sister’s Shaadi, to a ’70’s rock band riddled with drama, to a woman exploring her voracious appetite! ARYA KHANNA’S BOLLYWOOD MOMENT BY ARUSHI AVACHAT; READ BY NIKHAAR KISHNANI | 9781250331243 | available now Excerpt from the audiobook! THE LAST DAYS OF THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS […]

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Happy Half Hour (2/26/24)

Today, we’re chatting about a beautifully wrought novel on the relationship between trauma and the creative impulse, a sharp psychological thriller about a psychiatrist with a shocking past and her dangerous new patient, and a YA contemporary fantasy duology in which a teen finds out they’re a reincarnated god from another world. THORN TREE by […]

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Genre Mashups (2/13/24)

We know the struggle of trying to decide what to read next–that’s why we love mashups so much. With these delightful crossovers, you can get two genres for the price of one! BLESS YOUR HEART BY LINDY RYAN Available for download on Edelweiss here. LibraryReads votes due by March 1st. The mashup: horror and mystery! […]

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ALA’s 2024 Rainbow Book List

4 of Our Titles Shine Bright on ALA’s 2024 Rainbow Book List for Teen Readers! BEATING HEART BABY by Lio Min (in the top ten!)Artistic and sensitive Santi and prickly, proud musical prodigy Suwa’s lives tangle and unravel as they create a present together, imagine a future with one another, and uncover a complicated past […]

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