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20 Fascinating Reads with Unconventional Storylines

Posted about 25 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction | Tagged with appeal, beyond the bestsellers, character-driven, coming of age stories, family sagas, finding a good book, intricately plotted, Literary fiction, Magical Realism, metafiction, moving, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, reflective, Stylistically complex, thought-provoking and Unconventional

Expect the unexpected with these thought-provoking novels.

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15 Atmospheric and Memorable Reads to Lose Yourself In

Posted about 26 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, character driven, coming of age stories, compelling, finding a good book, Ghost Stories, Gothic Fiction, Historical Fiction, intricately plotted, leisurely paced, Literary fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, richly detailed, romantic suspense, Suspense Fiction, suspenseful and world building

Ambiance abound in these atmospheric novels crossing a range of genres.

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Compelling Historical Dramas and Books to Watch and Read Anytime

Posted about 28 days ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, ciphers, codebreakers, cryptography, graphic novels, Historical Dramas, LGBT, LGBTQ+, movies, period dramas, pride month, war films and World War II

Engrossing, fascinating, compelling movies and books based on true stories that will completely occupy your mind from start to finish.

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15 Absorbing and Enthralling Supernatural Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, catalog tips, finding a good book, Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, Horror, Novelist, paranormal, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, supernatural, Supernatural Mysteries, supernatural thrillers and suspense

Supernatural-themed stories filled with creatures, ghosts and paranormal phenomena.

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Young Immigrant Stories for Kids

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, emigration, experiences, families, friendship, humanity, identity, immigrants, immigration, Inspiring Stories, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories for children and survival

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, we put together a list of vibrant picture books filled with heartfelt and inspiring stories told from the perspective of young immigrants and refugees.

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Creative Ways to Sneak More Fruits and Veggies into Your Diet

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nature and Travel and New Books and Movies | Tagged with beverages, cookbooks, fruits, fruits and vegetables, gardening, green vegetables, healthy eating, healthy eating, natural foods, nutrition, recipes, roasted vegetables, vegetable recipes, vegetables and veggies

Includes fun facts, tips and books on cooking, gardening, juices and smoothies. Everything you need to start integrating more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.

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12 Intriguing Reads You Won't Want to Put Down

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, compelling, finding a good book, gritty, Historical Fiction, intriguing, Literary fiction, Psychological Fiction, suspenseful and Unconventional

Interesting reads filled with multi-dimensional, interesting, compelling and beguiling characters.

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10 Character-Driven and Upbeat Books to Put You in a Good Mood

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, beyond the bestsellers, character-driven, Domestic Fiction, engaging, finding a good book, heartwarming, likable characters, Love Stories, quirky, reading recommendations, relationships and upbeat

Stories that are fun, lighthearted, hopeful and optimistic.

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