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15 Absorbing and Enthralling Supernatural Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted 1 day 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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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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15 Compelling Dystopian Reads

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adult books for young adults, Apocalyptic fiction, atmospheric, bleak, compelling, dystopian, dystopias, intricately plotted, Literary fiction, Political Fiction, Read-Alikes, reflective, satirical fiction, Stylistically complex, thought-provoking and world-building

Fans of dystopian fiction and the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell will appreciate the books in this blog post, which includes classics and recent popular publications.

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Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s

Posted 5 months ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, eMedia, Fiction, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with digital collections, Digital Exhibits, Library, Library Line, local history, newsletters, Ohio Memory, The County Line and Toledo, Ohio

A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.

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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 6 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action-packed, alternative histories, apocalypse, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, compelling, dystopian, engaging, Faerie realm, historical fantasy, intricately plotted, magic, mystical, near future, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Sci-Fi, strong sense of place, superhero stories, suspenseful, thought-provoking, urban fantasy, voyages and world building

The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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