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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Squad Goals

Posted about 1 month ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations and Two Librarians, Too Many Books

It’s almost summer which means it’s almost peak-reading season which means it’s time for us to yell at each other about all the books there are to read (and for you to sit back and enjoy the show!). Read on for a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of our chat on the books about the best squads around.

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15 Incredible Historical Fiction Novels Inspired by True Stories

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction | Tagged with atmospheric, authentic, based on true stories, beyond the bestsellers, biographical fiction, character-driven, courageous, engaging, finding a good book, Historical Fiction, intricately plotted, Love Stories, moving, moving, richly detailed, romantic, strong sense of place, survival, suspenseful and World War II Fiction

Extraordinary novels inspired by notable real-life events.

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12 Captivating and Compelling Reads

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, character driven, coming of age stories, compelling, finding a good book, intricately plotted, legal thrillers, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Spy Fiction, Stylistically complex, Suspense Fiction and world-building

Get ready for an engrossing reading experience with these reading recommendations.

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4 Episodes to Get You Hooked on Podcasts

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, bullying, businesspeople, gardeners, hope, Humorous Fiction, podcasts, redemption, Satire, sports stories and urban agriculture

If you aren’t already a podcast listener, it can be a little daunting to look at all the podcasts available. Here are 4 great episodes from some of my favorite podcasts to get you started.

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10 Books With Delightfully Odd Characters You're Gonna Love

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with amusing, appeal, atmospheric, engaging, finding a good book, funny fiction, historical mysteries, humorous stories, likable characters, Literary fiction, quirky characters, reading recommendations, satirical fiction and upbeat

Reading recommendations with odd, quirky and likable characters that are designed to delight and entertain.

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15 Intriguing Spy Novels Written by Women Featuring Female Spies

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with action, adventure, CIA, conspiracies, cyberterrorism, Detective and Mystery Fiction, espionage, Historical Fiction, Political Fiction, secret agents, spies, Spy Fiction, spy stories, Suspense Fiction, Thrillers, War Fiction, women intelligence officers, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II Fiction

Spy stories with strong female protagonists, espionage, intrigue, action and adventure.

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