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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: TRUE CRIME TIME

Posted 5 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nonfiction | Tagged with cold cases, criminal justice, criminology, documentaries, murder, murderers, Readers' Advisory, serial killers and true crime

It's October, the month of ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky. To celebrate, we got together to discuss the creepiest type of stories we know: true crime. Read on for our (lightly-edited-for-clarity) conversation about what we think are the definitive tales of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy (and maybe a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference or two).

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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, coming of age stories, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, likable, misadventures, misfits, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, sardonic, satirical fiction, snarky and witty

Get your funny on with these offbeat, engaging and witty stories. Including novels by notable authors like Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, Terry Pratchett, Tom Robbins, Fannie Flagg, Maria Semple, Jade Chang and Elizabeth Gilbert.

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7 Offbeat Funny Fiction Novels Featuring Quirky Characters

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, character-driven, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, Readers' Advisory, Short Stories, unusual and witty

Offbeat stories featuring eccentric and quirky characters.

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6 Fast Paced and Fun Reads

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, character-driven storylines, crime capers, engaging writing style, fast paced, funny fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat tone, plot-driven storylines and snarky characters

An eclectic mix of novels that are fast-paced and utterly enjoyable to read.

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6 Amusing Fiction Novels With a Heartwarming Tone

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, books to read, character-driven, engaging, funny books, funny fiction, heartwarming, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat, quirky characters, Readers' Advisory, tone in writing and upbeat

Stories that are sure to induce a few chuckles and a smile.

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5 Funny Fiction Novels Chock Full of Farce and Satire

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adult books for young adults, amusing, books to read, dystopias, farce, farcical fiction, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, humorous stories, Literary fiction, Magical Realism, misfits, Noir Fiction, offbeat, satirical fiction, suspense and witty

Stories that are sure to tickle your funny bone.

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4 Laugh Out Loud Domestic Fiction Novels

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with amusing, books to read, coming of age stories, domestic fiction, eccentrics, engaging, family relationships, funny fiction, Humorous Fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, Motherhood -- Humor, quirky, upbeat and witty

A selection of humorous novels focusing on family relationships along with tips on finding a good book.

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10 Genuinely Funny Funny Fiction Books You're Sure to Love

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with book recommendations, conversational, energetic, engaging, families, fast-paced, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, sardonic, Satire, Short Stories, suspense, upbeat and witty

An eclectic mix of humorous books that are endlessly entertaining and quirky that will make you laugh out loud.

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